10.19.2014

Modern Gilet

When I think of closet staples, the first things that come to mind are black pants, sexy heels and a luxe bag. They are the go-to pieces that match virtually anything, and make for effortless dressing. This year, I've fallen in love with a new staple: the gilet.

(Zara vest, similar here, skirt; BCBG Max Azria top; Chanel earrings; Fendi charm, bag, shoes)



If you follow my blog, you'll probably recognize my Zara gilet from previous posts, 2014 and Graphic Layers. The wool-like fabric makes it a perfect layering piece for the cooler weather, whether over a tee, sweater, or jacket. For this maxi style, the trick is to balance the length of the gilet with high heels. Unless you're blessed with long legs, it's easy for the coat to overwhelm your frame (especially if you're petite, like me). My favorite ways to style the gilet is over a turtleneck and slim black trousers for modern minimalism, or as above for easy elegance.

What do you think about my look and how would you style a gilet? Thank you for visiting and have a great week ahead!


98 comments:

  1. I think it looks amazing! I love this outfit.
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  2. That skirt is such a pretty color!

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    XO, Claire
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  3. Beautiful and classy look!!
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  4. great outer and bag
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  5. Love that vest, you have styled it well! I think it would also go well with a pair of skinny jeans. Great photos!

    Sarah
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  6. gorgeous vest <333

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  7. What a gorgeous vest - I've been loving these longer lengths on outerwear!! You look beautiful!

    xo Deborah
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  8. I love all the soft colors in this outfit! this gilet is very nice and looks versatile - I can see you styling it with a cropped pant for a clean look as well!
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  9. That gilet is such a versatile piece. Love it:)

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  10. This look is amazing! Love you pictures too!!

    <3 Shannon
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  11. Yourvest is so elegant! Great outfit Jessica!
    ♥XO♥
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  12. Very cool vest :)

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  13. Your gilet is lovely but I don't think I can pull it off myself. Haha!

    xo,
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  14. You look fabulous! That gilet is so stunning. x

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  15. love your gilet!
    gorgeous look
    x
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  16. I love your vest ♥

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  17. such an elegant outfit , i loved the lace top and the bag accessory is AMAZING
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  18. You look so chic and gorgeous !

    Sara,
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  19. Very well put together and super lovely.

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  20. That's lovely! You look so put together and stylish. Great!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  21. I'm loving this gilet trend. I have a couple but want to get a couple longer ones.

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  22. great outfit , I love your style
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  23. this oversized vest/jacket is amazing. love how you styled it with a feminine touch.

    xoxo…beth
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  24. Loving your look! You definitely look chic yet effortless!

    Shannon
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  25. This Zara gilet is gorgeous and classy. You have perfectly styled it. Love the lace top.

    Jasmine x
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  26. What a wonderful, perfect and luxery look! You look beautiful and I adore your bag including what you put on it :)
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

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  27. I have been in love with gilets since last year but still haven't managed to buy one yet! I remember being entranced by Zara's selection but never made the purchase :( Now I am sad I didn't when I see how gorgeous it looks on your beautiful self; your styling in this outfit is perfect as usual! Firstly, you always cover the staples with amazing ease and sophistication-- your luxe bags, your amazing heels, and other details are always highly enviable! Secondly, I am in love with powder blue and you're reigniting that passion with that amazing skirt. I recently saw a powder blue coat at Max Mara and am in love... Too bad my meager budget would not allow for such a splurge :(

    Yes I do have a fiance! It happened just over the summer and was a surprise to me, but I realized that I was ready for that next step and now am in the process of trying to plan it out while juggling the last semester of school and work... Hope you are doing well and keep up the incredible, inspiring posts!

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  28. The outfit is lovely, and the top is just to cute for words! Loved it.

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  29. You are so chic and stylish fashion girl! I love this look, so classy and beautiful! Great pictures!
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  30. Ah, that charm! LOVE IT! I've wanted one forever. I also love that vest, it suits you so nicely. xx

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  31. I mean - this is such a chic outfit - WOW :)

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  32. This is such a perfect outfit! x

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  33. love the outfit, the jackets so chic. the pom pom is so cute too! X
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  34. Very elegant styling, Jess! This piece is indeed a classic! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  35. You look so stunning and chic! Love that long vest and the pretty top!

    xo, Yi-chia
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  36. I agree with you on basics. That gilet looks fabulous on you and you styled it wonderfully.

    xoxo Ra

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  37. Totally agree! Black pants, sexy heels bag and you are ready to go, but let's not forget the gilet! :)

    Brigita
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  38. Beautiful :)

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  39. Love this outfit!!! the gilet is absolutely adorable and so versatile as you describe it :) I'm very petite too so I would have to style with heels too but no complains on that! love how you paired it up with a pastel look... very very cute! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment, I’m following you on Instagram.
    XOXO

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  40. Fab look! I follow you on Instagram, can you follow me back? x

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  41. So inspiring and chic combo! You look stunning in blue baby :) Love your romantic top and long vest! Unique look <3

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  42. You look chic. I love the lace top <3 Would like to follow each on gfc and bloglovin?


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  43. haha, first I had to google what "gilet" means. of course I suspected it was a vest but I was not 100% sure. anyway, I think it's pretty cool! though you can probably make anything look cool ;) I myself don't own that long vests but a little shorter ones - yes. I should wear them more often though. oh and I love that wall behind you! I wish we had such backdrops here in my own hometown!

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  44. Great look! You are so nice!

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  45. Beautiful look. Love the cut-out of the top!

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  46. such a chic and classy look. I love your bag and you shoes!!! Sooo cute!
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  47. the top is so nice! eye-catching.. and the bag is beautiful..
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  48. fabulous as always ;)
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  49. Your gilet is awesome Jess and you are soooo beautiful! :)
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  50. omg girl you look sOOO amazing!
    and I agree, that gilet is AWESOME OK. I need/want one.

    xx Shirley
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  51. Love your blog!

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  52. Gorgeous outfit, looks fantastic! :)

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  53. My my I love your style so chic and polished! Glad you found me on IG and you definitely have my follow! Here's my blog if you want to check it out :) xo~ Lena
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  54. This bag is amazing! I love it so much!
    xoxo
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  55. Your outfit is so nice!
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  56. Hi there, what a chic look, really love the whole style! i wanted that vest so bad!! love it. have a lovely week.
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  57. obsessed with this look! you look absolutely gorgeous x
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  58. Hmmm. I don't know that I could. I think the look is very chic, but not for me.

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  59. Beautiful ,love your Outfit and the amazing Pictures :)
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  60. I've just fallen in love with your vest! love your style, x

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  61. super look ;-))


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  62. Great look! X

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  63. Love your style!! Looking great!!

    And that bag is to drool for :)

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  64. I love your gilet. I don't own one but now I am really wishing I did.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  65. Great outfit! Wish it was warm enough here to wear that :)

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  66. Writing posts is really fun. I like your blog and things you cover in it. To be trendy in fast paced fashion I use cute juniors clothing.

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  67. I love this look on you - you look great. Would you like to follow each other? Let me know ;)
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  69. gorgeous post, love that bag !
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  70. This blog looks amazing! To be in line with nowadays trends, see yourself in maroon skinny jeans ! Shape wear like this looks really cool.

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  71. You styled this so well! I absolutely love it!

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  72. love this! :)
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  74. I love your style and photos. I miss your posts. :(

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  75. Love your whole OOTD. You are gorgeous.
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  76. Amazing post..Well done! I really love your blog. Keep going.
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  77. Very cute, love the bag!

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  81. Looking so cute with this gilet. The short is to beautiful, fashionable.And the hand bag is ht. I am loving your fashionable outfits. It is making me jealous. I want to have this outfit too. so have another fashionable outfit, I love it so much. I love my cropped denim jacket

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