Whatever the season there is always one item that dominates our wardrobes and gets worn more often than anything else; it's commonly known in the fashion industry as 'the hero piece' and this year it's the gilet!
Look around and you will see gilets displayed in shop windows, on rails and most importantly, being worn with all manner of outfits from casual to ultra smart.
The great thing is that gilets come in many guises so there is almost certainly one that works with anything in your existing wardrobe.
Being honest, many of us already have one gilet in our wardrobe but that doesn't stop us buying more. We're looking for different colour matches, colour contrasts and textures to turn a simple, already smart outfit into an eye-catching fashion statement. The extra warmth from wearing a gilet is an added bonus as the weather turns colder and that's where the different materials come into play.
Quilted gilets filled with super warm man-made, easy care fibres are very popular as are those using traditional down and feather. If quilted is your style look for Lebek and Rabe.
Golléhaug have some lovely examples of knitted man-made fibre gilets this year.
If you prefer real wool, head for St James and their beautiful and very popular long length boiled wool gilets.
Finally, if you are looking for a more casual gilet in faux fur then ERFO is the brand for you:
So which will be your hero this year? Take a look at our rails and you will still find a fantastic choice available.
But please do hurry as they are selling fast and this may be your last chance to find your very own 'hero piece' this winter.