How I jumped for joy, well as near as anyone can jump for joy at half ten at night under a purple velvet throw, when I watched the weather report after the London & South East news. It is warming up - it is official! On Friday, why it is positively sweltering at 14 degrees Celsius.
Of all the trends that make a small but continuous impact, the crafty, prairie chic, ugh excuse me for typing the next word, hipster look is the one I pass on every time. Yet there is one aspect of this look that I own.
I blame it on watching too many spaghetti westerns or maybe it was because in the 70s my mum put me in them a lot....it is of course the poncho.
The poncho is a word not about to fill you with a warm fashionable glow but equally if you move from cape to poncho during warmer months you don't have to give up your style stakes. There is a poncho out there for every occasion and if truth be told you could make your own with a large square piece of material and just make an opening for your head. Don't let an doubts enter for this strike of individuality. There is a style for every preference, sporty, sloaney, live in wet area and for the daring fashionista.