Practical, elegant and stylish – meet 2018’s must-have style staple
Forget the pea coats and parka jackets, this season’s must-have cover-up is all about the practical and stylish real fur gilet.
Winter is well and truly here and it’s time to dust off our winter wardrobe and get warm and cosy in colourful bobble hats, warm scarves, and chunky knitted jumpers. There is also your top layer to consider and there are some great winter coat options out there, from casual parka jackets to more formal pea coats. However, this winter there is a new player on the scene which is set to take the fashion world by storm; meet this winter’s hottest cover-up trend – the real fur gilet .
Gilets have been around a long time – since the nineteenth century in fact, when they evolved as a decorative bodice modelled on men’s waistcoats – and for many years they’ve been hugely popular with both sports fans and outdoorsy types. However, this season, thanks to a style upgrade, they’ve moved from the sports field to the catwalk, and gilets of all shapes and sizes have become firm fashion favourites.
Combining style with practicality
One of the great things about a fur gilet is that it enables you to combine practicality with effortless style. Its sleeveless design enables you to stay warm and cosy when the temperatures drop, without being restricted by a bulky winter coat. And your arms are left free to carry bags, drink coffee, push a pram, or whatever else it is you need to do. What’s more, if you opt for a gilet with pockets, you’ll also have somewhere to stash your purse, phone and other bits and pieces.
The resurgence of fur
Fur was a fashion no-no for many years but recently, thanks in part to the growth of the ethical fur trade, fur clothing and accessories are seeing something of a fashion resurgence, with several designers sending fur-wearing models down the runway. And it seems to be a celebrity favourite too, with stars and style icons, such as Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber showing off their fur items on social media and in public appearances.
It’s not difficult to understand why people love fur clothing. Fur is a natural material that offers real comfort with a touch of luxury, and it’s great at keeping you warm and toasty – just what you need on a frosty winter’s morning. It also has a timeless elegance that brings the perfect finishing touch to any outfit, whether you’re doing the school run or heading out on the town.
Styling your fur gilet
One of the great things about a fur gilet is that it’s super versatile. Gilets come in all shapes and sizes, so you’re sure to find something that fits with your own personal style. Go casual with a short body warmer and a pair of skinny jeans, or opt for full-on drama with a fur, ankle-length sleeveless jacket. And with lots of colour to choose from, from subtle, classic neutrals to fun, brighter shades, you can be sure of finding a gilet that attracts attention for all the right reasons.
Don’t be left out in the cold this winter. Inject some fun into your winter wardrobe with a practical and stylish real fur gilet.