1 Piece, 3 Ways: The Long Vest

We’re calling it: Sleeves are so overrated. This fall is all about the vest, gilet and sleeveless jacket. 


And in case you’re wondering, a gilet (pronounced jhee-lay) is now pretty much a fancy-schmancy word for vest. Traditionally speaking, a gilet is an ornate, collarless, pocketless waistcoat that falls to your waist or knee, worn primarily for fashion over function. Today we use the terms vest and gilet interchangeably.


So how do you wear it? Check out three simple, chic looks to help you get dressed in tricky transitional weather—and well into winter.


For the Office
Ditch your been-there-done-that black blazer and sub in the gilet as a breezy extra layer. The dramatic length makes a statement without compromising your professional polish.



For a Night Out
Pair your gilet with a pair of va-va-voom faux leather leggings for an unexpectedly sexy look that will keep you toasty on a chilly fall evening.



On Weekends
The sleek gilet adds a fresh, cosmopolitan style dimension to boho-feel suede boots and a wide-brim hat.