A Gilet for the Great British Summertime Weather

I was kindly asked to pick a jacket to review.

A Gilet for the Great British Summertime Weather.

Over the last few days, the weather has been amazing. The sun has been shining brightly and it has been so hot out there. I can not believe how warm it was at the running club the other night too. It took me hours to cool down afterwards. It just feels like the middle of Summer.

I am not complaining though!! I am loving it.

Just wondering how long it will last for!? Ha!!

It is now time to pack all my Winter jackets away for a few months.

Hopeful until the end of Autumn.

Yeah!  (I have been waiting for ages to do this!!).

A Gilet for the Great British Summertime Weather

A Gilet for the Great British Summertime Weather:

Today I have teamed up with Millets and The North Face to share what kind of jacket I will be wearing over the next few weeks now the weather has warmed up and also for cooler days when the sun is hiding.

A Gilet for the Great British Summertime Weather

Millets have recently released their Spring/Summer range which includes a great selection of lightweight jackets, fleeces and gilets perfect for the great British weather.

They kindly asked me to pick one of my favourite items which I would like to be wearing throughout the Summer months.

A Gilet for the Great British Summertime Weather

What I really needed was something to keep me warm when on early morning dog walkies.

Nothing that keeps my arms to restricted for when I am throwing Mollie’s frisbee.

Something to keep my door keys safe and mostly keep my body warm when the sun is not out.

Also, something to protect me if the weather changes when I am out walking.

Yes, it chucked it out the other day when I was walking. Mollie and I were soaking wet when we got home.

A Gilet for the Great British Summertime Weather

I love my The North Face jackets, that I already have and thought how perfect this Gilet would be for a change.

A Gilet for the Great British Summertime Weather

A Gilet for the Great British Summertime Weather.

About THE NORTH FACE Women’s Nuptse 2 Gilet:

  • This lighter alternative to a jacket is filled with 700 goose down.
  • The North Face Nuptse 2 gilet will still keep you warm on chilly autumn walks in the evening.
  • To keep your vest useable all year round the double layer taffeta on the shoulders provides an extra abrasion resistance against your backpack.

When the temperature starts to drop sometimes a jacket can be too heavy. The North Face Nuptse Gilet is the perfect transition from Summer to Autumn weather.

You can’t beat a goose down fill to keep you warm, which is why The North Face use this quality insulation in their Nuptse range. This popular gear comes in an array of colours so you can have one of each.


  • Keeps you warm – 700 fill goose down, nature’s finest insulation.
  • Durable ripstop with water-repellent finish – keeps rain, sleet and snow out for longer.
  • Double-layer taffeta to shoulders – provides extra abrasion resistance to your backpack.
  • Soft-lined collar – lined with microfibre for comfort against the face.
  • Handwarmer pockets – 2x zipped hand pockets with soft inners for comfort.
  • Inner zipped pocket – to keep your valuables safe.
  • Lightweight – just 500g.
  • Compact – roll up into the pocket when not in use.
  • Hem cinch cord – fit the gilet to suit you.
  • Come in Black or Navy.
  • Sizes XS, Small, Medium, Large or X-Large.
  • Price Β£130.00
A Gilet for the Great British Summertime Weather
A Gilet for the Great British Summertime Weather

I was right, it does make a nice change.

I have tried it with denim shorts, jeans, a pencil skirt and also dresses and it looks great with all.

It was so warm yesterday so I thought I would share how I wore it with my maxi dress for nipping out quickly to the shops.

I love the quality and feel to this gilet. The weather is so unpredictable here in the UK and I know this is going to get lots of wear over the next few months!!

Do you like my new gilet?

What would be your got to jacket for Summer?

About this post:

A Gilet for the Great British Summertime Weather. I was kindly asked to pick a jacket to review. All thoughts are my own and I was not paid for this post.

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I was kindly asked to pick a jacket to review.


  1. Stephanie 139a
    7 June 2017 / 21:22

    I"m a big gilet fan – I have a cream one and it's lovely and warm, definitely a winter one. I'd be very tempted for a summer-weight one too, but my go to jacket is well not a jacket at all I'd much rather not bother. And if I'm pushed I reluctantly carry a cardy! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo x

  2. Stephanie Moore
    2 June 2017 / 19:07

    I love a Gilet, so useful for throwing on before heading out for a walk, but your not sure if it's warm enough for nothing.

  3. Lins @ Boo & Maddie
    27 May 2017 / 21:06

    I love a good gilet, they're so versatile and perfect for our very changeable weather X #PoCoLo

  4. ana de jesus
    27 May 2017 / 11:20

    First of all where is that dress from it is gorgeous. Second of all I love the look of your gilet x

  5. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    26 May 2017 / 19:39

    Fab addition to your wardrobe. I love layers! and pockets!

  6. Kim Carberry
    26 May 2017 / 19:00

    That looks fab and it is practical too…I have been thinking about getting a Gilet for the school run. I hate taking a bag to put my phone and keys in…It would be ideal. #PoCoLo

    • 26 May 2017 / 19:34

      Thanks Kim, I love for for all the pockets πŸ™‚

  7. Elegance and Mommyhood
    26 May 2017 / 17:13

    That is such a pretty floral maxi dress. Even the puffer vest looks great over it. Sorry I have been MIA on your linkups this week Claire but I have had such a busy week.I am sorry you have had the flu but you do still look very chic Marta. Love the new SheIn top. It is so unique. I hope your feet start feeling better too but you are rocking the cute and trendy espadrille flats. =)Welcome by and join my new linkup from this week. It just went so share your beautiful style. Thanks, Ada. =)

    • 26 May 2017 / 19:32

      Great to hae you back Ada, whoo yes I will stop by now πŸ™‚

  8. Lindsey Londonmumma
    26 May 2017 / 15:56

    I am a major fan of North Face brand, this gilet you have styled very well.

  9. Melanies Fab Finds
    26 May 2017 / 12:23

    This is perfect for the cooler mornings although with temperatures going up to 27 degrees in London I doubt I'd be wearing one past 8.30 am at the moment.

    • 26 May 2017 / 19:31

      Hehe, it is really hot here this week too πŸ™‚

  10. Stella Olojola
    26 May 2017 / 09:42

    I love this look. The gilet looks fab. So handy too.

  11. One Frazzled Mum
    26 May 2017 / 07:13

    I have never worn a gilet before but I love it with your dress. I would never have thought to pair them together! #pocolo

  12. Nicole MΓΆlders
    26 May 2017 / 03:26

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. North Face is an "It" brand here in Alaska. We wear it in winter.

    • 26 May 2017 / 08:16

      Thanks for stopping by and hosting Nicole πŸ™‚

  13. Ruth Maldonado
    25 May 2017 / 21:28

    The sun and warm weather is wonderful! I'm in the Pacific Northwest and it has just been beautiful! I've put my Winter clothes away and hopefully they will stay there until Fall! Have a great weekend!

    • 26 May 2017 / 08:16

      Thanks for stopping by Ruth. I am packing all my coats and Winter clothes away too, it is lovely πŸ™‚

  14. Lucy Dorrington
    25 May 2017 / 20:05

    I love how smart and fitted it looks, really good quality.

  15. Sophie's Nursery
    25 May 2017 / 13:24

    I do love gilets. Like you say, they go with anything which makes them so useful!! x

    • 26 May 2017 / 08:11

      Thanks for stopping by lovely πŸ™‚

  16. Life Outside London
    25 May 2017 / 13:00

    I blooming well love a gilet! I cracked mine out too early this year-about a month ago-and it was still a wee bit too cold! Now seems about time for an upgrade though and you really can't beat a North Face jobbie! This looks great on you M x Life Outside London

    • 25 May 2017 / 15:38

      Aww, thank you. I love my North Face jackets πŸ™‚

  17. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    25 May 2017 / 12:08

    We had some nice weather but it's pouring today. Hopefully it will clear up for the weekend. I love that dress and it looks cute with the vest!

    • 25 May 2017 / 15:36

      Aww, thanks Heather πŸ™‚ Hope the weather improves for the weekend.

  18. Tamar SB
    25 May 2017 / 09:03

    Puffy vests are the best for those types of days!

    • 25 May 2017 / 09:35

      Thanks for stopping by Tamar πŸ™‚