Spring in the UK is infamously unpredictable; spring showers one minute, beaming sunshine the next. This is when your transitional wardrobe really comes into its own. One of the best pieces to invest in for the season ahead is the gilet, the vest, the body-warmer; whatever you call it, the sleeveless outerwear essential is a staple for the shoulder seasons. Here are five of our favourites.
Belstaff is on a bit of a winning streak at the moment and this gilet pretty much summarises why. A soft, subtle shade and a fleece texture, combine perfectly with the utility pockets and classic iconography for a laid back feel; the ultimate in versatile outerwear this season.
Go boldly into the spring weather in this red offering from HUGO. The modern, youthful arm of the Hugo Boss fashion house, HUGO bring life to a classic style with injection of colour and the bold branding to the chest. Red is surprisingly wearable, throw it on with any of your core colours or play around with clashing layers. However you style it, you’ll be sure to stand out.
Earth tones is a big trend this spring and this classic padded gilet from Napapijri is the perfect way to wear the colour story. A touch of nature in any look, the muted tones mean you can add it to your rotation without missing a beat. Feel free to add a few layers underneath as the khaki colourway will easily settle in with most hues. A walk in the woods or a city centre commute, where ever you don this gilet you’ll look perfectly at home and eternally stylish.
The perfect fusion of functionality and aesthetic, the Sirus gilet from Parajumpers has a unique quilting look, the iconic stand collar tab and chest branding. All combining for a unique aesthetic and an eminently wearable function.
Go classic with an adidas Originals option. A core navy colourway and cosy baffle padding mean this is perfect for layering over the top of a hoodie or sweatshirt. The classic adi logo and stripes mean it will look just as good with jeans as it will with your joggers.
One of the most versatile pieces you’ll own and a spring staple, invest in your gilet now and you’ll wear it all spring and beyond.