The Best Gilets To See You Through Winter 2023
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The Best Gilets To See You Through Winter 2023

The perfect layering piece for town and country

By Felicity Carter | 1 year ago

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Feeling the chill? Time to layer up. Whether you’re wanting a gilet that’s been designed for extreme weather, a lighter jacket for spring or a fashionable retro take on a classic, we’ve got your covered with our edit of the best (and timeless) gilets to wear now.

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Sweaty Betty

Fast Track Thermal Gilet, £66,

Calling all joggers, this gilet by British brand Sweaty Betty is a great layer for winter workouts. A thermal piece, it’s made from 100 percent recycled, sweat-wicking fabric with quilted panelling for warmth and comfort. What’s more, it’s now in the sale so catch it while you can.

Red patterned gilet

Canada Goose x Reformation

Cypress Reversible Vest for Reformation, £550,

Canada Goose has teamed up with fashion brand Reformation on a collection and included is a lightweight quilted vest. It’s crafted from recycled, durable ripstop material and is fully reversible to offer two looks in one vest – block red, and red print.

Quilted gilet


Reversible Shelly Gilet, £179,

For a longer gilet, look to this one by Barbour. Reversible and quilted in design, it features the warm pillow funnel collar, drawcord waist to give some shape and handy welt pockets, it’s an ideal piece for layering. The style is also available in green and light beige colourways.

Black an leopard print gilet

The North Face

Women’s Printed 1996 Retro Nuptse Down Gilet, £215,

For a retro-vibe gilet, try this one from The North Face. It’s boxy in shape and features a fun ’90s leopard print. When it comes to fabric, it’s made from 100 percent recycled polyester and is filled with responsibly sourced goose down that’s been certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) By Control Union.

White jacket

Perfect Moment

Oversize Vest, rent from £65,

If you’re looking to rent a vest, look to the Selfridges Rental service, a flexible and sustainable way to shop. This all-white vest is brought to you by Chamonix-based based Perfect Moment and is designed with an oversized fit in mind. Down filled, it has an inner google pocket, two exterior pockets and a removable belt.

Black, white and blue gilet

Tory Burch

Patchwork Compass Down Vest, £410,

A playful down vest from Tory Burch, this is a fashionable take on a gilet with its white, blue, and navy block colours. The limited-edition style offers a relaxed fit with ultra-lightweight down.

Pink vest


Ultra Light Down Vest, £39.90,

A great everyday gilet from Uniqlo this one is short and boxy silhouette and is available in a whole host of colours from pale pink to classic navy. It’s down filled, and Uniqlo only uses sustainably sourced down and feathers from farms that seek to minimise their impact on wildfowl and meet RDS (Responsible Down Standards).

Black belted vest


Mae Bodywarmer, rent from £57,

A classic bodywarmer-meets-gilet is both functional and fashionable. It features a hood, two pockets, a belt to give shape, and a partly recycled lining.

Brown vest


Longline Thornham, £240,

Crafted in Suffolk this longer length, versatile quilted gilet is designed for cold weather and is made from 100 percent recycled polyester. It dons a regular fit, has a press stud fastening and two patch pockets.

Furry vest

Charlotte Simone

Jane Gilet, rent from £68.30,

For those who want the Penny Lane in Almost Famous look, this ‘70s-inspired gilet from London-based Charlotte Simone is made from faux suede and dons a luxurious Mongolian trim, just add bell bottoms. Rent it now from Hurr.

Navy gilet


Down Gilet with Drawstring at the Bottom, £225,

For winter warmers and ski clothing look to Colmar, and as well as an array of jackets, the brand offers this lightweight gilet. Made from recycled fabric, it’s a practical number with its side pockets and adjustable drawstring to keep in the warmth.

Dark khaki vest


Chatham Gilet, £99.95,

Joules is known for its country-wear and so, cue this long-line, relaxed fit padded gilet that’s ideal for rural walks. It’s showerproof, comes with a detachable hood and is made from 100 percent recycled polyester. What’s more, it is machine washable for practicality.

Brown vest


Quilted Funnel Neck Gilet, £150,

We’re heading into spring and this is a go-to gilet from Jaeger. It has a funnel neck and is cut to a regular fit, with a ‘J’ monogram on the body of the brown quilting, plus patch pockets for a countryside look.

White gilet

Canada Goose

Chaka Vest HUMANATURE, £695,

Inspired by the brand’s Snow Mantra Parka style, this vest has tons of features including an adjustable and removable zippered split hood, zippered sides for easy movement, an adjustable removable waist belt, interior D-ring attachments for gloves, and seven pockets. A part of the Canada Goose HUMANATURE collection, the vest features recycled and organic materials (recycled polyester and organic cotton) and updated trims.

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