If you haven’t already, add a gilet into your wardrobe and watch it transform your layer game. With outdoor hangs being the nation’s current no. one way to socialise, there’s never been a better time to get experimental with your layers. Gilets (or bodywarmers) are divisive, people either love them or hate them but we think they’re a slick way to stay warm while adding edge to any look. Intrigued? 

Read on to become fully convinced …

Add depth to an all-black look by adding texture and interest thank to a matching men’s black gilet. Same colour, sure, but the puffer texture? Transformative. The perfect quick fix for when your outfit is missing a certain something! Casual doesn’t have to mean simple, the best laidback looks we’ve ever seen pay massive attention to those extra details.

The ideal layer for a man about town – both practically and for the aesthetic. Stand out from the gilet crowd and choose a lighter colour like beige or khaki to have fun with contrast. Explore your city in ease thanks to the sleeveless design that somehow still keeps you warm? Literal magic.

You guys know by now that we’re massive fans of a matching set but we’ve recently found a new way to style them. Choose your favourite tracksuit (preferably in a bold contrasting colour) and add a gilet over the top for practical edge that really sets you apart from the lounge crowd. A gilet extra layer is ‘armless when it looks this good …

After a more smart-casual vibe? Nod to countryside style with a black bodywarmer over a shearling jacket, jeans and sturdy walking boots. Practical enough for a country hike with enough style to smoothly transition to a smart pub lunch at the end. We stan a versatile look and it’s all thanks to the gilet.