A couple of days ago, I entered a store to try on a beautiful pair of shoes. Despite the famous brand, the shoes turned out to be highly uncomfortable, and I told that to the sales woman when she asked me about my decision. “Fashion is not about comfort”, she fired back in an arrogant tone.
I am, of course, familiar with this concept, but among the endless fashionable choices, I’ll always prefer the ones I’m comfortable in – otherwise, I simply can’t enjoy myself. That’s why I was thrilled to find out that one of this winter’s must-haves is a poncho.
The poncho comes in a variety of shapes – the flaring coat type, with slits for sleeves, always reminds me of Sherlock Holmes (minus the plaid hat…), and is always very elegant. Another type resembles a big wide scarf and feels like you’re still home, warming up on the sofa in front of the TV. I prefer the second kind, of course.
A poncho is super-comfortable for a number of reasons:
– You can just throw something on yourself under it, without thinking too much
– You can wear it over a thicker sweater when it gets colder
– You can cuddle with it like a blanket and feel cozy
– You can combine it with short or long pants, with high boots
– Most importantly – you can eat with it at a restaurant and not worry about your belly coming out!
All that – and you still can look stylish!
Around the world, winter is already in full blast, and even in Israel it finally arrived Naturally, I wanted to be prepared with a poncho to call my own. For some reason, maybe the comfortable weather, Israel’s poncho selection is very limited, and so is Greece’s, where I recently visited. I was very happy, than, to find a gorgeous poncho in Madrid, by a local designer (you can read all about my shopping and other experiences in Madrid in a new post soon). I especially liked the fur hoody!
I hope you too can find “your” poncho soon. But be careful – it comes with a pitfall – the wrong use can result in you looking like you left the house with a tent or a real blanket. To avoid the puffy, bulky look, always make sure the bottom part of your silhouette is fitted and tight. Heels are also a great solution, but not necessarily – you can wear them in the evening. It’s comfort we’re talking about, right?
Here are some ideas I found in online stores via Polyvore.com (click the image):
And if you have more thoughts on why a poncho is so comfortable, don’t hesitate to send them to me here.
Have a fun, warm winter!