I didn’t think I wanted a fur gilet last year. That was until I saw everyone wearing them, by which time here in Atlanta choices were limited. It’s not really cold enough here for fur until December, by which time everything is sold out! I started to fall in love with them once I realized their versatility. I love the idea of layering one over a denim jacket, or under a trench for extra warmth. I did end up buying one from Target and I like it – sort of – but the shoulders still are a bit too statement for me – I feel too 80s, or too military, or just too daft in it. This year I am on the hunt for the perfect neutral gilet, and I’ve seen a couple. The one I REALLY want is the one I just bought for Poppy. It is adorable and I had to prise it off her this morning telling her 70 degree heat was no weather for leopard print gilets.
I also snook this in the order for her – it is gorgeous – not so much a coat as described on the Zara site – more of a long coatigan. I am sorely tempted to try both in the largest size just in case I can squeeze in them – doubtful with Zara though! She did wear this today – much like her Mom she can’t wait for Fall clothes!
I have found a coat similar to this that I love – the Mango blended wool coat. I’m confused by the sizing though and not sure why it only goes to a Medium on the US site – it’s supposed to be oversize so is a Small really a Medium? Regardless maybe I’ll try it:)
Oh and I digress further – I am smitten with this puffer from Mango – a blazer – I love how they have styled it – again I think it would be fabulous layered over or under other outerwear.
Okay back to fur gilets. There are several that have caught my eye including these from Next – and they do ship in the US via FedEx just use the Next US site here – perfect!.
I’ve ordered the Boden JohnnieB gilet to see how the largest size fits. It hasn’t arrived yet and I’m not convinced by the collar but I will model as soon as it drops on my door mat.
Here are some others that caught my eye – I particularly love the Mint Velvet gilet and the Asos version. Which is your favorite? Where should I continue my search?