Navigating autumn weather—one minute it’s warm and sunny, and the next it’s bucketing with rain—can be tricky, but the trick is having the right outerwear. While we’re not quite ready to break out our winter woolies just yet, it’s not hot enough to go sans jacket either. That’s why a lightweight vest is exactly what you need.
While vests may have been reserved for the ski slopes, now, thanks to brands like Moncler and Blanc Noir, this sporty-chic piece is just as likely to be spotted on the streets.
Want to grab one for yourself? We did all the work for you, rounding up the best ones to buy now.
Nike’s Aeroloft Gilet is a lightweight and versatile outerwear option for your next training session and beyond.
Shop Aeroloft Gilet
2. Moncler Grenoble
Ultra comfy and totally timeless, this slim-fitting Moncler Gilet features an insulated quilted shell and ribbed-knit collar for added warmth.
Shop Ceuze Gilet
3. Alo Yoga
The Alo Yoga Altitude Puffer Vest is a fashion-forward piece that features sculpting panels for a figure-flattering look. Wear it under your favourite jacket or over your favorite tee.
Shop Altitude Puffer Vest
4. The Upside
Easy to layer and super comfy, this bomber-style vest is constructed of a super light recycled 4-way stretch fabric with a durable water-repellent coating.
Shop Lyon Bomber Vest
5. Blanc Noir
Blanc Noir’s vest is warm and insulated but still lightweight so it won’t weigh you down. Layer it over a chunky sweater when colder temperatures set in.
Alala’s sleek neoprene vest is the perfect lightweight layering piece for a touch of warmth between the studio and café.
Shop Draped Vest
With heathered gray fabric and black on each side for a versatile color scheme and the ability to wear in multiple ways, this vest set to become your new favorite pre-gym cover up.