Fringed Poncho Direct from London
Those of you who have been following the blog for a while are aware I went to London Fashion Week in February. While I was there I had an amazing VIP runway experience thanks to Burberry. The next day, after watching the Autumn Winter 2015 Womenswear show, I visited the Burberry showroom at Horseferry House and got to try on everything that had been on the runway. It was an amazing few days and I met Christopher Bailey again too.
Those of you who check out my Instagram account regularly probably know that my special Burberry Made to Order from the Runway box showed up a few weeks ago. I am sure you are all dying to find out what I ordered? Well I ended up choosing a gorgeous green wool-cashmere fringed blanket/poncho from their Autumn Winter 2015 Collection. It's very cosy and is right on trend since everyone is wearing fringed items at the moment. I will have another fringed special coming up soon on the post too; but more about that later.
I chose this fringed blanket because of the colour, because I don't own anything quite like it AND because it provides the perfect way to layer in winter. I have lots of coats in my wardrobe, all smart purchases I might add, but no blanket poncho. I love this piece because it is warm and can be make warmer because it is easy to put more layers under it. It's not form fitting as it were. PLUS it can come off just as easily when you walk inside out of the cold.
I've paired my Burberry Poncho with a classic white basic T-Shirt which I discussed in the last post White Classics on a Budget. I am very particular about the types of fabrics I buy to wear as my skin is quite sensitive. I prefer natural fabrics to man made ones. I am also wearing a pair of black skinny Burberry jeans. Both the white T-shirt and the black jeans are quite versatile and you'll be seeing more of these two pieces in coming posts. Once again I have dressed for comfort - flat shoes are a must. These Burberry heart print shoes are about two seasons old however they are a firm favourites of mine and go with quite a few things in my wardrobe.
I have included a section below on my picks for buying your own Poncho/Blanket on a budget. There is even a Burberry one on SALE! As well as some cool black jeans to wear that are also pretty cheap too. I only wear black jeans however if you are after blue ones, just follow the links I have provided and search for blue ones instead.
Photos by Wesley Taylor.