I’ve had this poncho for years, and I’ve only worn it a handful of times. I bought it at full price, and it was a lot more expensive than most of my clothes. But it was love at first sight, and you can’t put a price tag on love (that’s what credit cards are for… just joking). I still love it, I think it’s quite a statement piece. And I think it’s time it starts earning its keep.
I don’t usually buy clothes that I don’t wear, and I’m very efficient when it comes to getting rid of clothes that have lost their appeal. But I hang on to this one, thinking that one day I will find a way to wear it. Well, this is a step in that direction…
From a purely practical point of view, I find the poncho a bit challenging. For starters, it’s too bulky to be worn under a winter coat. And when it’s warm enough to lose the coat, it’s probably too warm for a wool poncho…
And the neckline is quite wide, and I need something around my neck to keep me warm and help me avoid catching a cold (I don’t wear scarves just for fun…). Of course, the logical solution would be to wear a turtleneck underneath. Except that I can’t stand them; they make me feel I’m being strangled…
Oh, and I lost the belt that came with the poncho, too. But I think this old belt works just fine (and I can’t remember where or when I got it…).
Everything I’m wearing is old:
poncho: Missoni / bag: Gloria Ortiz (El Corte Inglés) / top: Primark / trousers: Marks and Spencer / shoes: Clarks / sunglasses: Prada / ear rings: Thomas Sabo
What do you do with clothes that are difficult to wear or style?