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How Do You Style A Gilet?

Written by: Bronwen Collins | January 22, 2020.

What is a gilet? I hear you cry. Think coat without the sleeves, and a must-have for the new season. Keeping you warm with maximum mobility, gilets are a useful addition to any wardrobe. In case you’re wondering how to wear a gilet this winter, well, wonder no more – This blog holds the answers.

How Should A Gilet Fit?

A gilet is very similar to a puffy waistcoat and therefore, should fit like one. So, it needs to have high arm holes and fit snugly on your body. A gilet can either fit nicely under your tailored blazer or it can be used as a top layer for the Winter months. Just make sure, when wearing it on the outside, that the layer underneath is longer your gilet.

Gant The Weekend Gilet In Navy,

 

Try a Splash of Colour

Say you have a mundane outfit on, and you want to add something that will make it pop? Well, go for a light-weight coloured gilet. Light-weight means you can wear it like a waistcoat and not affect the silhouette of your figure. Also, it just adds a little bit of oomph, but not too much. So, it is not seen as over the top.

The North Face 1996 Retro Nuptse Down Gilet In TNF Yellow,

Dare to Wear a Pattern

Similarly, to the coloured gilet, you could go even bolder and wear a patterned one instead. Again, this can help give your get-up that extra something. Just bear in mind that if you wear a patterned gilet, the rest of your outfit needs to be plain.

Versace Jeans Couture Reversible Gilet Jacket In Black,

Feeling the Autumn Chill?

A nice, plain gilet placed under your jacket will give you additional insulation but without restricting your movements. Handy!

HUGO Baltino Gilet in Black, An overall quilted design with recycled polyester padding

In case of Emergencies

Another great thing about the gilet, is that they can be super light-weight, so they fold down to nothing. This means you can slip one into your bag or keep one in your car for emergencies.

There you have it, a few ways to wear a gilet. So, what are you waiting for? Get onto Mainline Menswear and join the hundreds of others following this wonderfully, versatile trend.

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