I’m a California girl newly introduced to the chilly winters of Strasbourg, France, and I didn’t realize I’d need a gilet for winter. In fact, I didn’t really know what a gilet was until I started following cold-weather style and learned a gilet is the fashion secret for winter warmth.
They are outerwear vests that come in different lengths, textures and styles, but all provide warmth without being bulky. Some are even designed as thin fitting vests that magically provide lots of heat because of their down-feather insulation. The best part is they allow you to show off more layers of your outfit.
Scroll down to see the variety of gilets inspiring me and notice how they work with everything from suits to sweats. I feel warmer just looking at them.
Then let us know: if you live in a cold climate too, do you wear a gilet in winter? We want to see! Share how you style yours on Instagram with @crossroadstrading for a chance to be featured on our feed.