Load Up Your Shopping Carts
When it comes to dressing for the winter, its easy to miss out on so many fashion trends that come and go. With Instagram loaded with fashion influencers inspiring you with what to buy and what not to, let’s not let a budget ruin the excitement of hopping on a trend.
They were the pinnacle of 2010 menswear fashion (yes Superdry we’re looking at you) but in 2021 the versatile, practice and now considered stylish gilet is making a re-appearance. Not having the ability to scroll through a days worth of Instagram content without coming across at least ONE gilet, it would be rude not to appreciate them in a Femme Edit.
Yes, its good to pay homage to the ‘buy less, pay more’ mantra, but that doesn’t mean we have to splash out the dollar on a £500+ coat. Naturally, it didn’t take long for the powerhouses of affordable fashion retail to jump on the trend and spoil us with an array of gilets; from puffa to faux-fur.
Layered over a casual hoodie or fashioned over knitwear, here are our top tier finds of gilet jackets for under £100.
A neutral gilet is a winter wardrobe staple to round off any look. This puffa from Reiss is a casual ‘through over’ that’s ideal for a daily walk or trip to the shops. All the while maintaining that stylish but not trying aesthetic we all crave.
A faux fur gilet is your go-to for a slightly more glammed up look like this hooded gilet from River Island. You may choose to tone it down with a pair of trainers and tracksuit, but matching it with a mini dress, heels and jewelry takes the gilet to a new level.
Cargo is the trend that is here to stay. It’s a styling feature that adds an edge to minimalist clothes and is an industry known element that gives you more space and practicality to clothes. (Ideal for those of us who aren’t keen on carrying a handbag) For only £55, this I Saw It First padded gilet ticks all the boxes for us.
Vinyl was a major trend that hit 2020, so of course it’s influence is carrying on into 2021. Now that its become a part of mainstream fashion culture, there are so many ways you can style vinyl without looking like a plastic bin bag. The Couture Club sleeveless jacket is a great winter staple for when you’re feeling a little more adventurous.
When a gilet looks like the Bravura Boutique puffa gilet, how can you resist the £30 price tag? At that rate, everyone needs this in their wardrobe. It’s simple, minimalist but holds all the qualities you need in a classic gilet to hit the trend.
Looking for more fashion inspo – we’ve forecasted all the coming fashion trends for 2021.