Capes & Ponchos - Essential Accessories for Warmth this Winter

Date: 10-Apr-2019



Winter is just around the corner and the must-have items this season are ponchos and capes. For autumn/winter 19, capes and ponchos are major trends, with Marc Jacobs opening his show with three. This also featured the voluminous merino wool versions of the capes and ponchos. Merino wool capes and ponchos offer both soft textures and sizable shapes, making them a necessity for those seeking comfort this autumn and winter. From runway to street style, these pieces understand that comfort is key and it’s no wonder they are becoming a winter fashion favourite!

Create your own layered look

Ever since the 1660s, capes have been an important part of the fashion world. In particular, they are designed to offer a layer of protection, without the hassle of sleeves, and are an ideal transeasonal garment. Even though summer has just come to an end, for those warmer autumn days you can try the layered style by wearing your favourite summer dress with the addition of a cape. They are a fashionable but also a highly functional piece. The poncho is light enough to be worn in the warm breeze but enough to take on a winter chill.

Stay warm and comfortable, and fashionable

A great way to build on your favourite basics while keeping you warm is adding that extra layer. When you’re in need of outerwear to keep you warm on days with a high chill factor, put aside your puffy jackets and over-worn fleece for something much more glamourous. Unlike a thick coat, you can layer a poncho or cape over chunky knits and cosy rollnecks this winter. With a stylish cover up like a cape or poncho, even casual outfits can look elegant as they provide the perfect mix of sophistication and suave.

Ponchos and capes allow for many different styles and looks, and they couldn’t look more comfortable. Wearing an extra piece like a poncho or cape is an effortless way to add texture, colour or print to any style. It is an easy throw on to give you the layered look by adding volume to your everyday outfits, or to just wear as a basic. Toorallie offers a variety of styles, colours, sizes and price points from the dell merino poncho to the island merino cape, made from 100% Australian Merino Ultra-Fine lambswool. A cape such as the drift merino cape can act as a statement piece with your favourite sweater, a pair of skinny jeans, and ankle boots.

For those that like the look of capes but are concerned about their hands and where they might go, Toorallie capes and ponchos have arm holes so you could wear them either on their own, or layered. It’s the perfect time to browse Toorallie’s range of cozy ponchos and capes, and other women's knitwear, if you’re after a statement piece to add to your wardrobe.