Mutter the word poncho and you’d be forgiven for thinking of bold patterns and the must-have item for anyone thinking of learning the pan pipes. But there’s so much more to the blanket with a hole in and I’m going to spend the next 10 minutes of your internet surfing time telling you why….
I wasn’t always a poncho fan, it all started this Autumn when I decided to give the whole capsule wardrobe thing a go. I recycled any clothes which I hadn’t worn for a couple of years and headed off to the shops to buy a few staple outfits which would see me through the autumn, winter and spring.
It wasn’t too hard a task as I’m a total jeans devote during the day, and working from home means I don’t have to dress too smart unless I’m meeting clients. That said, I do try to make a conscious effort to look like I take pride in my appearance, but our glorious British weather means that temperatures can be unpredictable, add in the fact I’m pretty sloth-like as I type away at my desk; I get cold sitting still then have mad bursts of energy as I charge around my house on my breaks or shooting blog or client photographs.
And what’s the perfect item to throw on in the more sedentary moments? You guessed it; a poncho. They also come off just as quickly.
Now back to that capsule wardrobe thing I mentioned. It ended up consisting of a worn-to-within-an-inch of its life Gap jumper, a thick Next jumper, 2 pairs of skinny jeans, a fabulous white shirt and some quality black and white long sleeved tops which look perfect under, drum roll….. a poncho!
Teamed with skinnies and boots, my brown Woolovers is a go-to when I’m feeling the chills, sitting pride of place on the back of my desk chair, while this teal multiway is a great jumper alternative. This nifty number is also a shrug and wrap (and it’s half price at the moment!) Either way, there’s no denying that a poncho is the A-game of all year round layering.
So have I convinced you to step out of your jumper wearing comfort zone? I’ll give you 5 minutes to think it through while I tinker on these pan pipes…..
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