Forget your transition jacket, this autumn you need a waistcoat
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Forget your transition jacket, this autumn you need a waistcoat

Laura Scholz
31.10.2023
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What it lacks in sleeves, the waistcoat makes up for in styling options. So it's no wonder that it is outperforming the transitional jacket this season.

Sometimes the sun shines from a blue sky, then it is overcast and cool again. It could rain at any moment. The perfect time of year to finally wear my transition jacket again, you might be thinking. Wrong, I would like to tell you, and instead make a fiery plea in three acts in favour of the waistcoat:

1. waistcoats are the better solution for capricious weather

You're probably familiar with the tiresome process of putting on and taking off your jacket when the weather doesn't want to change. With a waistcoat, you can avoid this dishonourable back and forth. This sleeveless all-rounder will make you sweat less, but will keep you at least as warm when layered correctly. Another plus point: instead of hiding your look, it acts as a styling cherry on top of your outfit.

When skilfully combined, the waistcoat becomes the highlight of the look.
When skilfully combined, the waistcoat becomes the highlight of the look.
Source: Instagram@cassandreould

2. waistcoats are more versatile

Transition jackets are very limited in terms of how long they can be used. The time window in which they really make sense is about the size of a postage stamp. Waistcoats, on the other hand, are not only worn during the so-called transitional jacket season. You can also use them long after that as an additional layer to combat wind and weather.

If it's no longer enough on its own, the waistcoat will help you with layering.
If it's no longer enough on its own, the waistcoat will help you with layering.
Source: Instagram @alicepilate

3. waistcoats are simply the trend right now

A somewhat clumsy reason, but still not to be scoffed at. If you're one of them and love being up to date when it comes to fashion, then it's high time you got yourself a cool waistcoat. It can be made of teddy fabric, fleece or down, zip or button. The main thing is that it is compatible with as many items in your wardrobe as possible - and makes all transitional jackets look old.

Casual and functional: the waistcoat is the better transitional jacket.
Casual and functional: the waistcoat is the better transitional jacket.
Source: Instagram @smnstr_

My waistcoat favourites from the range:

Jack & Jones Vesterbro (M)
Vests

Jack & Jones Vesterbro

M

Tommy Hilfiger Down waistcoat green (XL)
Vests

Tommy Hilfiger Down waistcoat green

XL

Armedangels Aabisko
Vests
147.90

Armedangels Aabisko

North Face Diablo Down Vest
Vests
259.95

North Face Diablo Down Vest

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