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You know that tricky time when its too cold to show some skin but warm enough not to be wearing a heavy winter coat? Then allow us to introduce you to the power of layering with the endlessly versatile waistcoat.This season styles come in a variety of different lengths, shapes and hues -from longline to fitted, neutrals to embellished - this versatile piece has had a serious SS16 makeover and is looking cooler than ever.The waistcoat has long been a fixture in the wardrobe of the A-list and featured heavily on the catwalks. From Saint Laurent to Stella McCartney, the fashion houses have designed a version and whether youre after an edgy style which works perfectly with a skinny black scarf and leather, or a nude style to seamlessly slot into you workwear wardrobe - theres a style for you this season.Alongside being on-trend, the humble waistcoat is one of the most useful, and hardest working items youll ever own. Carefully styled, a chic waistcoat can quickly transform a laid back outfit, or a classic workwear look from simple to stand-out in an instant.For summer, wear over your white shirt and team with culottes. For now though,layer over roll neck jumpers and wear underneath coats and jackets for extra insulation on colder days. The sartorial possibilities are endless.So where to find your new sleeveless jacket? Well, everyone from Zara to Givenchy have one in stock right now so theres not only a waistcoat to suit your style but your budget too. This season theres more choice than ever before. From cropped and black or long and silky and nude - the way you to choose to amp up your wardrobe is entirely to yours.Top styling tips to consider - be sure to play around with proportions. Team a longer length waistcoat with a midi skirt and wear with heels to dress it up.For something more casual, go cropped and embellished for a catwalk-approved vibe. Opt for something in a longer length in cotton or linen if you want to elongate and streamline your silhouette a look thats perfect for effortlessly, languid tailoring - and opt for a cropped, fitted version if youre want to create a more tailored silhouette.Theres only one thing left to do. Click through to shop the best high street and designer waistcoats to wear right now...