How To: Wear The Poncho

27th January 2016

Spring has not yet sprung and while the sun has been trying its best to break through the grey January clouds, Jack Frost is still working overtime. With more than just a little chill in the air, it’s the time for cosy knits and coats, for soft wool oversized scarves and warm winter gloves, for roaring fires and hot chocolate, bed socks and blankets.

It’s also perfect poncho wearing weather. This lesser known cold weather staple happens to be one of our most favourite ways to cheat the chills. It’s a wearable comfort blanket you can snuggle up inside (and still look stylish). Warm, comfortable and flattering too. What’s not to love?

A season-proof classic

One of best things about a poncho is that it’s season-proof. You can wear it in winter when the temperatures tumble, right through to when the daffodils appear to signal the start of spring. Slip one over a light Breton jersey or crisp cotton shirt to avoid springtime shivers and even over a pair of shorts when night draws in at a summer barbecue. With a poncho, it’s all about the layering, you see.

You told us how much you loved our Tessa Cable Knit last year, so we’ve brought it back with a fresh, updated shape and an ever-so-slightly heavier yarn for extra insulation. It has a chunkier look and feel to the Oriell but the same rib trim to add an extra something and a shawl collar to keep draughts away.

Blended from the softest alpaca-wool blend, our Oriell Poncho is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious layers we’ve ever created. Easy and relaxed, it’s finished with a neat rib knit hem and two buttons to create sleeves and comes in three wearable shades of indigo marl, soft grey and taupe marl. If you’re looking for the ideal snugly substitute for your jumper or cardigan, this is it.

The first time we saw our cable knit ponchos, we couldn’t decide which colour we liked best, so we’ve made all three – there’s soft grey marl, vibrant French navy and rich brown marl.

You can balance the oversized shape of both poncho styles with a pair of skinny jeans for a flattering look. They look great over a jersey dress and tights too. In fact, they should work with just about everything in your wardrobe, even pyjamas and slippers. Chances are you’ll be tempted to snuggle up in front of the TV wearing your new poncho too!

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