How to Wear a Gilet with Style

Gilet Fashion

Did you know that the fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to landfill waste? In a world of fast fashion, it is far too easy to add pieces to your wardrobe that are of poor quality and will inevitably end up in the landfill. If more of us were more selective about the clothing we bought and invested in quality, versatile pieces, there would be such a huge reduction in waste.

The Versatile Gilet from Darzi

Gilet Fashion
The Versatile Darzi Gilet

A well-made gilet from Darzi is one of those evergreen and functional pieces that will have a place in your wardrobe for many years to come. But, does it have the versatility to be a smart wardrobe investment? Yes, of course, it does. A stylish gilet or sleeveless jacket will work with so many items in your wardrobe, can be worn all year round when teamed with the right pieces such as the Linen Gilet during the warmer months or the Wool Gilet for when the temperatures drop.

The Original Darzi gilet has a beautiful contemporary cut, is constructed from the finest Shetland tweed and British fleece, and features the design trademarks of the Nehru collar, horn buttons, and contrasting pockets. It is the perfect blend of modern and traditional, and has been made to be both comfortable and stylish, as well as durable and wearable. Furthermore, there is such a wide selection of colours, from classic neutrals like navy and stone, to bolder shades of coral and leaf green.

A tailored gilet will certainly be one of the hardest working items in your wardrobe, if you experiment with your personal style and team it with unexpected garments. Within a short amount of time, you will see how versatile this classic piece of clothing can be. Let us take you through some of the great ways you can wear your gilet.

Ladies Gilet – Four Outfit Ideas for Women

Womens Gilet
Ladies Wool Gilet

Ladies, your options are endless when it comes to how you can wear a stunning tailored gilet. Whether you are looking to get active in the great outdoors, facing a busy day at work, or out for a special occasion. Here are some great gilet outfit ideas:

The Great Outdoors – Team a gilet with cargo trousers, sturdy walking boots, and a climate controlling t-shirt and you have the perfect outfit for a day spent hiking and exploring the great outdoors.

Casual and Cool – The classic skinny jeans, t-shirt, and sneakers ensemble can be taken to the next level with the addition of a tailored sleeveless jacket. The perfect outfit for Spring when the temperatures are rising, but you aren’t quite ready to go without a jacket.

Workwear Chic – As the Ladies Darzi is sharply tailored with clean lines, it is ideal for wearing to work. Wear with matching tailored trousers, court shoes or smart flats, a crisp white shirt, and a statement necklace for the pinnacle of office chic.

Evening Wear Elegance – You can even wear a Darzi gilet for formal occasions such as weddings or a dinner date. Wear with your favourite little black dress, or with a flowing maxi dress and you will definitely stand out in the style stakes.

Men Gilet – A Gentleman’s Guide

Mens Linen Gilet
Mens Linen Gilet

It is not only the ladies gilet that has great versatility. When it comes to men’s fashion, the gilet is a garment that is always stylish, suiting all ages, shapes, and sizes. There are so many great ways to wear a Nehru style waistcoat, here are some of our favourites.

Holiday Adventurer – Style a gilet with some chino shorts, boat shoes, and a short-sleeved tee for a holiday look that is cool and contemporary. Swap the tee for a shirt and shorts for linen trousers and you are all ready for dinner.

City Slicker – A tailored gilet is a great alternative to a blazer, particularly in the summer. For a smart city look, wear with a crisp tailored shirt and trousers, sharp tie, and brogues. When the weather cools down you can still leave that blazer at home, by wearing a knit jumper under your gilet.

Cool Camper – Wear your gilet with some waking shorts or trousers, weatherproof shoes, and chunky knit for a functional outfit that is ideal for a camping weekend. The sleeveless design of a gilet keeps your arms unrestricted so you have a full range of movement to put up that tricky tent.

Boys Night Out – For a night on the town, team your gilet with your favourite shirt, a well-fitting pair of jeans, and some Chelsea, desert, or biker boots. It will be a look that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Now you know how versatile and wearable a gilet can be, you surely need to find a place for one in your wardrobe. It is an investment that will certainly be worth it, as you will have many years of wear and many enviable stares.