KEEP YOUR BODY WARM
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
The gilet is back – who needs sleeves?
A lightweight, waterproof gilet provides a warm extra layer, plus it’ll keep you well ventilated and give you freedom to move more easily.
• 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.
Banish battles over the office thermostat by layering your gilet over your workwear. It nails the athleisure trend and keeps you toasty.
• 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,