No stetson required

As you probably gathered from the sneaky peek of the new season collection earlier this month, I am more than a little excited about Kettlewell’s new merino ponchos. The quality is just fabulous, beautiful drapey pure merino wool, and the colours are truly beautiful, from light-as-a-feather silver and deepest luxurious Moroccan blue.

Blanket dressing (to us laymen, that’s wearing some form of cape/blanket coat/poncho type thing) is apparently quite the thing this winter, so it seems the perfect time to have a look at how to wear this surprisingly versatile item. I appreciate you are probably hovering over the minimise button on this window right now, but believe me, this look is set to become an instant classic. Forget the hackneyed Western movie look, blanket dressing is breaking into the 21st century with panache.


The poncho lends itself beautifully to luxury loungewear. Add some oh so comfy leggings or palazzos, a long sleeved top, luxurious cashmere socks and wrist warmers, and you’ve got the perfect winter evening outfit.

Office Smart

Less obvious, but still incredibly feminine and elegant, the poncho makes a fantastic alternative to a cardigan or jacket for those crisp sunny autumn mornings when a full on winter coat is going to be dead weight by mid morning when it warms up.

Dinner Date

Make use of the poncho’s light weight and easy elegance by pairing with jeans and elegant accessories for an evening out.

Weekend Brunch

Team with distressed jeans (your other new best friend for this season) and the perfect ankle boot for casual perfection for weekends with friends and family.

Are you planning to give the blanket dressing trend a try this season? As always, we love to hear your feedback and how you’re wearing what we feature.

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  1. Tried a poncho on at my recent visit to my HoC consultant. Hadn’t considered ordering one as thought it would look awful & I’m allergic to wool anyway. But it looked amazing! So much so that I’m currently having a go at knitting an acrylic one for myself in deep teal! 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration to try something totally new!

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