Power of a Gilet

 

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Even though the weather has turned icy cold you should never underestimate the power of a gilet, especially during these winter months.  I’m a total sucker for one and I think they’re a wardrobe essential lots of people forget about.

 

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Living in London (and I’m sure it’s the same in most cities) I spend my entire time pounding the streets, dipping in and out of shops and jumping on the tube, which means in the winter I’m constantly going from the freezing cold to warm and toasty.  Although wearing a huge coat is great for when you’re running around outside, the minute you’re back indoors you have to immediately throw it off and you’re stuck awkwardly carrying it while you peruse shops or wait to pick up your coffee.

 

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After years of experience, I’ve learned the best way to dress for busy London days in winter is lots and lots of layers which is why a gilet is a must have.  You can pretty much layer anything underneath it, making them super versatile.  I shot this look when the weather was still quite mild, so I styled it with just a shirt but as the months get colder, I’ll be layering gorgeous knits and even tailored jackets underneath.

I’ve amassed quite a collection ranging from very affordable high street options to more luxury pieces.  The great thing about a gilet is there’s one to suit all budgets.  I’m wearing two different versions in this post, one is high street and the other is high end.  I wanted to show that it doesn’t matter what the price point is, it always manages to look chic.

 

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I’ve linked 6 amazing ones below starting from £50 and finishing with an almighty £1900.  The second one is from Oasis and is £55 and I think it’s absolutely fab! I love the colour, length and gorgeous fit.  Plus they have it in black too (click HERE to check it out).

 

 

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If you’re still not persuaded by the gilet you can catch a very old post HERE featuring one of my favourites from Iris & Ink for some more styling inspo.  Iris & Ink, who are one of my favourite brands of all time, always bring out gorgeous quality gilets every season which are definitely worth splurging on.  I HIGHLY recommend them!

 

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Outfit details: Gilet 1 – Topshop (similar HERE & HERE) | Gilet 2 – Joseph (similar HEREHERE) | Shirt – Topshop (find HERE in limited sizes or similar HERE) | Jeans – Siwy (similar HERE) | Shoes – Sam Edelman (find HERE) | Bag – Chanel (similar HEREHERE)

 

 

 

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  1. adele November 16, 2016 / 12:06 am

    So pretty, you styled them both perfect! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 3:51 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 3:51 pm

      Hehe yes, I’m always a comfort first kind of girl!! xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:07 pm

      Thank you so much hun, I do love a bit of pink! xx

  2. Janea November 16, 2016 / 4:36 am

    I love your gilets! (I’m assuming that that is the British word for vest…?) I have always shied away from those furry pieces, although they look so adorable on the rack. I’ve always been afraid that they would make me look too bulky. You’ve convinced me otherwise! Both look perfectly adorable with your outfit. XO
    Janea
    theSTYLetti

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:08 pm

      Haha, yes I’ve learned after posting this the American word is vest! I love a bit of fur but I do know what you mean about it sometimes looking bulky. It’s all about styling it with the right clothes I guess! xx

  3. Rosanna November 16, 2016 / 9:22 am

    Great styling, love the shoes too!!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:08 pm

      Thanks doll! xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:09 pm

      Aww thank you so much lovely xx

  4. Lisa November 16, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    I love the whole look! I´m always freezing cold, so another layer never hurts me! You have totally sold me on gilets right here & my next stop will be Asos to find one that I really like. I have an Asos order pending anyway. One more item will definitely not hurt!
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:10 pm

      Haha ASOS orders are my guilty pleasure and you can never do too many! xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:10 pm

      Me too! Thanks for the sweet comment hun xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:10 pm

      Plus these sneakers are super comfy!! xx

  5. Jalisa November 16, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    I love your gilet, girlie (we call them vests in the States!) both look so good with your outfit and I love the points you’ve shared on why it’s such an essential, I really couldn’t agree more. I also adore your sneakers, which are beyond cute! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:11 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment doll! xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:11 pm

      Thanks hun! I always think you can never go wrong with pink and Chanel! Haha xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:11 pm

      Thank you doll xx

    • thatnewd November 21, 2016 / 7:26 pm

      Awww thank you so much sweetie! xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:17 pm

      Thank you hunny xx

  6. Susanne - Bag at you November 17, 2016 / 5:13 am

    You truly look stunning for any day in fall!! I would love to add those pom pom sneakers to my wardrobe as well as that white gilet!! Good luck with the cold!! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

    • thatnewd November 21, 2016 / 7:26 pm

      Haha thank you, I’m so going to need it! xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:24 pm

      Aren’t they just the best! So glad you enjoyed the post hun xx

  7. Lora November 17, 2016 / 9:59 am

    I love both of these gilets, but the Topshop one has to be my favorite. I love how you matched the texture of your shoes to the outfit, they are so cute!

    Xx, Lora | http://www.cherrycolastyle.com

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:25 pm

      Aww thank you hun! I love the Topshop one too, I think it’s the perfect shade of grey! xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:25 pm

      Thank you! xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:25 pm

      Thanks darling! xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:26 pm

      Hehe yep we all need a gilet or two in our lives! xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:26 pm

      Of course I will follow you, what would you like me to follow you on? xx

    • thatnewd November 21, 2016 / 7:26 pm

      You’re such a sweetheart, thank you doll xx

  8. Carmen November 17, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    Oh those vests definitely have got great power – I especially love the first one! You look gorgeous 🙂
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

    • thatnewd November 21, 2016 / 7:27 pm

      Haha haven’t they just! Thanks for stopping by lovely xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:57 pm

      Thank you so much doll xx

  9. Kelsey&Kenecha November 17, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    You are adorable! I love your vest x

    Florals&Smiles

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:57 pm

      Aww thank you hun xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:58 pm

      You’re the sweetest! Thank you for the lovely words! xx

  10. Kasie Chelanne November 18, 2016 / 5:00 am

    I love the Topshop pick, it’s so fun! I’m headed to London in a few weeks and will have to keep layering in mind when I go out each day!

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 4:59 pm

      Oooh how exciting, let me know if you need any tips on places to go! You’ll have such a fab time xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 5:01 pm

      The cream is the luxury one… sounds like we both have expensive tastes! Hehe xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 5:02 pm

      Thank you so much lovely xx

  11. Rina November 18, 2016 / 7:35 am

    Thanks for teaching me a new fashion term today! I’ve never called it a “gilet” before, just a faux fur vest =P

    xoxo Rina
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 5:03 pm

      Haha, no worries! I think vest is the American term, I just learned that myself! xx

  12. Noma November 18, 2016 / 11:09 am

    I love gilets, and they’re a winter staple for me. So I’m absolutely loving these looks especially the first one the gilet, looks so luxe.

    XoXo Noma

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 5:07 pm

      Aren’t they the best?! They’re such a winter wardrobe must have xx

  13. Lily Kanaya November 18, 2016 / 12:24 pm

    Aww Im a fur lover, any hting made of fur totally will be loved by me lol and yours is really cuteee 🙂

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 5:08 pm

      Haha thanks darling! xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 5:08 pm

      Thank you so much darling! I’m a sucker for anything pink AND Chanel! Haha xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 5:09 pm

      Thanks doll! Gilets are the perfect easy to throw on piece! xx

  14. Allie Mackin November 18, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    Oh I have never heard this term before but oh yes I could use a few of these in my life and love you styled yours with those cool kicks of yours.

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 5:11 pm

      Awww thank you so much hunny xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 5:11 pm

      Thank you lovely! xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 5:12 pm

      And they’re super comfortable too! Really recommend these! xx

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 5:12 pm

      Thanks Rae! xx

  15. Marcia November 19, 2016 / 1:02 am

    I need that fur vest in my life!

    • thatnewd November 19, 2016 / 5:13 pm

      Haha yes you doooo! xx

    • thatnewd November 20, 2016 / 1:33 am

      You and me both hunny!! xx

  16. Naomi in Wonderland November 19, 2016 / 10:24 pm

    You’re styling them in such a cute way! I’m a fan for sure. I just got myself a faux fur gilet and you’ve definitely given me some inspiration on what to wear it with!

    • thatnewd November 20, 2016 / 1:36 am

      It’s so great to hear that! Made my evening hunny! xx

    • thatnewd November 20, 2016 / 1:07 pm

      Hehe thank you doll! I do love anything pink and fluffy! xx

    • thatnewd November 21, 2016 / 7:30 pm

      Thank you darling! xx

    • thatnewd November 22, 2016 / 1:26 pm

      Thank you hun xx

  17. Lorena November 24, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Great bag and I certainly did not know these were called gilets !

    • thatnewd November 27, 2016 / 4:54 pm

      Yes, it seems there is a different term in the UK and US which I didn’t know either! xx

  18. Gemma Rice November 29, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    These gilets are gorg!

    • thatnewd December 11, 2016 / 1:32 am

      You’re such a sweetie, thank you xx

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