Monday, September 20, 2010
The camel cover-up
It was a compliment from the BA cabin crew as I was boarding an early morning flight recently that reminded me to blog about this poncho. Because it is such a bargain. You may have already seen it in the latest H&M campaigns. Indeed, my friends Laura and Kelly have been rocking it for a few weeks now. And why wouldn't you?
In so-this-season camel, it's a mere £14.99. Yep, you heard me right. Plus, it comes in black and light grey, too. But H&M, if you're listening, a small request from my friend Hannah - could you do it in navy please? Thank you.
As to how to wear it, Laura's been teaming hers with T-shirts, shorts and clogs, Kelly with figure-hugging maxidresses or skintight leggings with hiking boots. Me, I've been wearing it with skinny jeans or over my Primark dress with an across-the-body bag and once-white Converse to eke out summer. It's the perfect cover-up right now when the weather's still mild enough not to warrant a coat.
Just follow the rule of revealing plenty of leg or keeping your bottom half slim and fitted to balance the poncho's generous one-size-fits-all proportions. After all, you want to look stylish as opposed to drowning in baggy clothes!