The sleeveless jacket is one of the most popular pieces from the Pre-Fall 2017 runways, turning up in leopard print, faux fur, and blazer-like designs, as well as the traditional hooded gilet. It has street chic appeal, with a body-skimming and silhouette-lengthening effect. They have proved to be extremely popular amongst our favorite fashionista's and the trend is running through into winter, but what is the secret to wearing these arm exposing garments with style (and staying warm)!
Use it to layer
Because a gilet or vest coat is sleeveless, it makes for an excellent layering piece. The only thing to keep in mind is to be careful not to pick clothes that are too puffy to wear underneath. You do not want to look like you have squeezed into your jacket.
Experiment with fabrics
When it comes to casual wear, feel free to experiment with the fabric. Pick ones in faux leather, denim, knitted or sturdy cotton to add to your outfit’s relaxed look and feel. There are also some great materials and cuts out there for office and work wear.
Be Bold with Colors
It makes sense to pick neutral colors such as black, brown, navy or grey as they work well with plenty of almost any outfit. However, consider using a gilet or vest coat to add a splash color to your ensemble. if you want to stay conservative, think muddy orange, deep purple or forest green but there are plenty of bright colors to choose from.
Mix things up
When it comes to styling gilets and vest coats, the rules are quite relaxed.The sleeveless coat allows for more mix and matching with your wardrobe. Wear it over a sweater or over your a blouse and jeans. Wear with a trouser suit and crisps shirt or even with a dress — yes, we will show you how and we promise it will look amazing!