Guess what, this is the last of my holiday outfit posts. Well, given that it’s been almost three weeks since I got back from Madeira, maybe it’s time to bring this series of posts to an end. And this time, we’re looking at ‘cooler weather’ outfits, or what to wear in Madeira in winter. Or, what they call ‘winter’ in Madeira…
Anyway, if your idea of the perfect holiday (in mid-winter) is spending your days on the beach, baking in the hot sun, Madeira is not your destination.
For starters, it’s not hot. Which makes it perfect mid-winter holiday destination for me.
I hate hot weather, and I hate the beach. I never sunbathe, and I can’t swim (yes, I know, very odd for someone coming from ‘the land of a thousand lakes’).
The weather in Madeira in December is very pleasant: around 18-20 °C (about 64-68 °F). Not exactly beach weather, but if that’s what they call winter, I’ll take it. For me, that’s the perfect weather: neither too hot nor too cold.
However, that meant I had to pack a few ‘colder weather’ outfits, too. enter the two of most most worn pieces: the Burgundy and white striped top and the burgundy poncho. I won’t even try to count how many times these two have been featured on the blog (either together or separately).
But, as you know, for me it’s all about the accessories:
The little cork bag can be worn as a clutch or across the body. And the shoes… Well, another one of those impulse purchases.
Note the thick soles. That’s what you need in Madeira. Seriously, forget any shoes without soles at least 3-4 cm thick. They’re just useless, dead weight in you suitcase. You need some serious walking shoes in Madeira. And I’m not talking about hiking now; even if you have no plans for levada walks, you need proper footwear to navigate the city streets.
poncho: Marja Kurki / top: Vila (old) / trousers: Marimekko /
bag: Artipel / shoes: Geox / sunglasses: Nina Ricci
location: Funchal, Madeira
What’s your ideal mid-winter holiday destination?
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