I was having a discussion with my friend last week about gilets. Now before i get started on it, what do you call them (the furry thing i'm wearing here)?
I think to my american friends it's know as a Faux Fur Vest (is that right my transatlantic friends?)
But even here in the UK when i call it a Gilet (pronounced Jee-lay) i get some funny looks. Is it a waistcoat or a body-warmer or what?
To me its a gilet and i have to say, names aside i love mine.
Back to the conversation i was having last week, which may seem like a strange conversation, but as someone who enjoys talking about inanimate objects on a regular basis its actually quite the norm for me.
So she was wondering if they were worth the investment, after all its not like a coat, it has no sleeves and when really would you wear it.
My answer to that was: All the time.
You see i love my gilet and i did last winter too. I actually wear mine A LOT. Its just a super easy item to throw on over a sweater and rather than covering up the outfit, like a coat does, this just adds to it.
The texture, the layer and the added body warmth all make this one of my winter essentials.
I throw mine on if i'm just going from car to shops and home again, or the school run in the car, or out for lunch.
So a lot as you can see.
Its been particularity mild here so far this winter, but when you enter the shops its like you've inadvertently walked in to a sauna dressed in a snowsuit.
Last week I had a coat on and i literally thought i was going to pass out in New Look. My makeup was sliding off my face by the time i left the store and i realised then that the gilet is the perfect shopping companion. Your arms aren't inhibited leaving you to shop freely and you also don't feel like you could quite possibly sweat to death.
So that concludes my Gilet argument.
What are your thoughts?
Are you a fan of the Gilet/waistcoat/Vest?
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