What to wear on those cool summer evenings, the British edition


British summer can be a bit moody

It may be hot one day and rainy and chilly the next. Or a warm day may be be followed by a cool evening. This means that some sort of a cover-up is necessary. Preferably something light and easy to put on when the temperature drops.

A wool poncho is a good alternative for a jacket, easy to throw over both a casual or a more formal outfit. Trust me, I know: I have this poncho in white, red (worn here with stripes, and a lace skirt, and stripes again) and blue (worn here with a plaid shirt and with a Breton top), and couldn’t resist getting it in purple plaid.

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I thought the poncho would look great with my favourite Custo Barcelona top and olive trousers. A casual look with a bit of flair, just what an evening walk in the neighbourhood calls for.


Sissi Rossi bag

Outfit details:

poncho: Marja Kurki / top: Custo Barcelona / trousers: Marks and Spencer /

 shoes: Clarks (old) /bag: Sissi Rossi (old) / sunglasses: Chanel (old)

How do you wear ponchos?



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  1. Shybiker
    22 June 2016 / 12:12 pm

    A poncho is so much more stylish than a jacket. You always pick the right things to wear.

    • Tiina L
      23 June 2016 / 9:35 am

      Thank you, Ally, so sweet of you to say that.

  2. Natalia Lialina
    22 June 2016 / 6:04 pm

    Yes, I love ponchos! Your outfit is perfect for such a changeable weather, Tiina. Love the purple plaid!

    • Tiina L
      23 June 2016 / 9:37 am

      Tuanks, Natalia. I love ponchos, too. Well, I have 5 of these ponchos, in different colours… I just find this type of a poncho very useful because you can wear it over anything.

    • Tiina L
      23 June 2016 / 9:38 am

      Thanks, Nancy.

  3. No Fear of Fashion
    23 June 2016 / 3:29 pm

    Great colour and pattern combination. LOVE the bag.Greetje

    • Tiina L
      24 June 2016 / 4:42 am

      Thanks, Greetje.

  4. Shelbee On The Edge
    23 June 2016 / 11:23 pm

    I love a poncho to throw on for a cool evening! This purple is gorgeous. I love how you so effortlessly pull this adorable look together. So cozy and warm and pretty! Shelbeehttp://www.shelbeeontheedge.com/my-old-navy-rewards-haul-and-a-link-up/

    • Tiina L
      24 June 2016 / 4:43 am

      Thanks, Shelbee!

  5. nancy baten
    24 June 2016 / 4:47 pm

    Thank you for linking up!Have a great weekend!www.nancysfashionstyle.com

  6. Sheela Goh
    24 June 2016 / 5:40 pm

    I adore this outfit, Tiina, what a rock n roll vibe :) do come and join my Project Sister Act Link-up? It's live now xoxohttps://sheelagoh.com/2016/06/24/show-some-skin-a-link-up/

    • Tiina L
      28 June 2016 / 10:45 am

      Thanks, Sheela. Yep, a bit of rock and roll always works.

  7. Dawn Lucy - Fashion Should Be Fun
    24 June 2016 / 10:31 pm

    That top is just the coolest! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & have a wonderful weekend!OXOXDawn Lucyhttp://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    • Tiina L
      28 June 2016 / 10:46 am

      Thanks! I like this top so much that I have two…

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