No longer the re­serve of the Chip­ping Nor­ton set, the gilet is mak­ing a main­stream come­back. PT and fit­ness blog­ger Adri­enne Her­bert shows you how to wear it with­out look­ing like you’re pally with Jez Clark­son

Women's Health (UK) - - CONTENTS -

The gilet is back – who needs sleeves?

From sport…

A light­weight, wa­ter­proof gilet pro­vides a warm ex­tra layer, plus it’ll keep you well ven­ti­lated and give you free­dom to move more eas­ily.

Style it:

• Run­ning in win­ter, you only need to keep your ex­trem­i­ties and core warm, so go sleeve­less. But if it’s re­ally nippy, add gloves. Try Nike Va­por Flash.

• Opt­ing for more than a sports bra? Try a vest longer than the gilet; it’ll lengthen your sil­hou­ette.

• If you’re brave enough to get your pins out, go for shorts with a split side seam. They’ll make your legs look longer. Win­ner.

…to street

Ban­ish bat­tles over the of­fice ther­mo­stat by lay­er­ing your gilet over your work­wear. It nails the ath­leisure trend and keeps you toasty.

Style it:

• Bal­ance out the added bulk by go­ing for wide trousers and chunky heels.

• Make sure your un­der layer is tight or cropped slightly to ac­cen­tu­ate your waist – or it all gets a bit ‘lower league foot­ball man­ager’.

• To cre­ate a sexy shape for your an­kles, dress them in wrap-around shoe ties. Shouldn’t work but it does.

• Dou­ble-layer sports bra, £55, Falke

• Shorts, £19.95, Gap

• Train­ers, £129.95, adi­das

• Panelled body, £20, Top­shop

• Leather cu­lottes,

£199, Marks & Spencer

• Lace-up mid-heels,

£59, Of­fice

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