Dressing for this time of year always proves to be pretty tricky as it’s still way too warm for that thick puffer coat but chilly, and often wet enough to warrant another layer.

Seeing as we’ve been hit with more rain than sun this summer, as we head into autumn it seems shoppers are stocking up on items that’ll save them from a downpour with this £36.99 gilet being one of them.

The lightweight New Look gilet is available in two colours; khaki and black, and it ranges in sizes from a UK 6 to 22. It’s the perfect staple to have in your wardrobe for those unpredictable weather days, and it even boasts a huge padded hood to protect your hair from the rain.

The material is lightweight enough to save you from sweltering in the heat, but protective enough to keep your clothes dry. New Look suggests ‘layering it over a hoodie and joggers for an off-duty vibe.’

It's received plenty of five-star reviews with shoppers calling the gilet 'the perfect size' and 'shower-proof.'

One delighted customer said: "Perfect lightweight gilet, I get too hot in the winter with thick layers and was looking for a lighter weight gilet and I love this one!"

A second added: "Lovely lightweight long gilet, it’s also shower proof & the hood is a perfect size, love it!"

While a third said: "Fab gilet so light but cosy too , well worth the price, not expensive at all."

The wardrobe staple is extremely easy to get on and off thanks to the zip-front fastening, and there's two deep side pockets to hold all your essentials when out and about.

As the fabric is super lightweight, the gilet is perfect for folding up and packing inside your bag or suitcase - great for those adventurous trips away.

Another option we're loving for in-between seasons is this new-in reversible quilted borg gilet from Marks & Spencer. One side is designed with a quilted effect that features water-repellent Stormwear™ technology to guard against unexpected downpours, while the other boasts snuggly borg fabric to help lock in warmth. It's priced at £49.50, and is available in UK sizes 6 to 24.

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