How to wear a gilet
The versatility of a gilet means that you can style your vest in a variety of ways to match the occasion. The first choice is whether you want to wear the gilet over or under other clothing. Both options offer increased warmth.
A gilet worn underneath other layers should be slimline without excessive padding, essentially an insulated waistcoat. The fit should be snug with high arm holes to allow easy addition of a jacket on top. Pair with a windbreaker or a waterproof outer jacket for winter walks or cold commutes. Go for subtle colour tones.
A gilet added on top of other clothing should be a looser fit, with the level of padding and insulation based on your specific needs. An oversized puffer vest or a thinner down gilet can both be worn on top of other layers but offer a different look. In cold conditions, add your gilet over a lightweight jacket or pair with a hoodie for a classic urban look. In milder climates, throw the vest over a checked shirt or chunky knitwear for peak autumn vibes. Select colours that complement what's underneath. A plain vest pairs well with coloured or patterned shirts or jumpers. If the under-layers are plain, add a burst of colour with your gilet.