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Rachel Wears & Styling Up A Poncho

Happy Easter!  I hope the Easter bunny has left you all a chocolate egg or two & that some chocolate has been consumed for breakfast....surely not just me?!!

Now you may recall that last year I styled & reviewed some stunning wardrobe classics from Rachel Wears (see here).  A brand which specialises in providing luxury clothing for women in easy to wear classic styles, with all clothing made in the UK using the finest of materials whilst providing a personal & professional service.

Last year I was lucky enough to have been gifted their Long Merino Wool Drape Cardigan (available in Oatmeal & Pebble Grey), which I've found incredibly useful & after lots of wear I can most certainly vouch for the quality of the garment.  I've really found it a great wardrobe addition that has been perfect for days when I've needed an extra layer both in the winter but also summer & found it perfect for wearing over a simple summer dress - just a lovely alternative to a denim jacket.

Rachel Wears Long Merino Wool Drape Cardigan

Since my last review the brand have launched some more stunning additions to their collection including this beautiful navy silk swing top.  I just love how it's been styled in the picture below & think this kind of top is just perfect for wearing on a night out, teamed with skinny/wax effect jeans & some statement heels & a clutch & you're good to go.

Rachel Wears Navy Silk Swing Top

Another classic is this oversized silk & jersey shirt.  Such a versatile item perfect for dressing down with boyfriend jeans & trainers as much as it is for teaming with a pencil skirt & heels, which is sure to be a great wardrobe investment.

Rachel Wears Silk and Jersey Shirt

Thinking of sunny days with their long wrap skirt.  Team with a simple cami, belt at the waist & layer with some delicate gold chains & you'd have a fabulous outfit to pack for your holidays & of course being black you could so easily team with many different tops to create lots of looks not to mention create the look of a maxi dress when teamed with black.  Then come autumn it would be ideal to wear with chunky boots & a biker jacket.

Rachel Wears Long Wrap Maxi Skirt

Finally a new addition to their knitwear collection is this lovely poncho, which Rachel has very kindly sent me.

Rachel Wears Cashmere and Merino Poncho

Rachel Wears Cashmere and merino poncho

Having loved my oversized cardigan so much I was intrigued to see if I'd love their poncho just as much.  

Now before I received my gift my wardrobe was rather lacking in the poncho department as when someone says the word poncho I tend to think of something that's adorned with tassels & a little over fussy for my liking but thankfully the one designed by Rachel is nothing like that.  Instead it's a classic design that is simple as it is elegant & is oversized without being swamping.  I just love the colour - cornflower blue, which is the perfect shade for teaming with denim, & the batwing styled sleeves.  

Of course like the oversized cardigan, it's perfect for days when an extra layer is required & would look stunning worn over a breton or classic white shirt but it's equally stunning when worn on it's own too.  In fact I love it so much that I'm wearing it today - perfect for hiding the odd Easter egg or three ;-)

As you'll see from the pictures below I've teamed the poncho with some distressed boyfriend jeans, white trainers & added a little bit of detailing with my leopard print belt.  I just love the elegant, relaxed feel it creates to a simple outfit.

My Midlife Fashion, Poncho, Leopard Print, Animal Print, Boyfriend Jeans, Distressed Denim, White Trainers, Poncho, Rachel Wears, Zara, Mango

Necklace - Bought in Majorca
Poncho - Rachel Wears
Bracelets - Ashiana
Belt - Gray & Osbourn
Trainers - Mango

My Midlife Fashion, Rachel Wears Cashmere and Merino Wood Poncho

My Midlife Fashion, Rachel Wears Cashmere and Merino Wool Poncho

Styling A Poncho, My Midlife Fashion, Shop My Style, Rachel Wears, Poncho, Mango. Zara, Next, Distressed Denim, Boyfriend Jeans, Leopard Print, Animal Print

Belt - Next £12
Jeans - Mango £44.99
Trainers - Next £28

Finally I just had to show you how lovely their packaging is - I think the note & sprig of lavender is such a lovely personal touch.

So what do you think, are you a fan of the poncho & if so how do you wear yours?  Or perhaps you've seen something else that's caught your eye?  As always I'd love to know & if you haven't already done so, you should definitely have a look at Rachel Wears' website as there really are some stunning timeless designs perfect for mixing with high street finds & trends.

Right I'm off to finish the cooking as we've got family over for a traditional Easter Sunday lunch.  Don't forget there's still time to enter my competition, click here for more details & if you fancy an Easter treat don't forget the sales that are currently on at BodenWallis & Great Plains.

Have a fab Easter.  I hope you have an amazing day with your family & loved ones & as always let me know what you think as I love hearing from you & reading your thoughts & comments.

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  1. The poncho looks like the perfect cut, not too 'swampy' & I love the long silk & jersey shirt. X

    1. It is Sarah, I think that's probably the thing that's put me off ponchos in the past as they can be so unflattering.
      Hope you've had a lovely Easter.
      Jane xx

  2. What a stunning colour on you Jane, that really is a gorgeous shade of blue! Love the way you've styled it Jane, it's such an elegant shape xx

    1. Thanks Michelle, cornflower blue is certainly one of my favourite shades of blue.
      Jane xx

  3. It looks fabulous on you, Jane. Love how you styled it with the necklace and the leopard print belt. Gorgeous! Lynne xx

    1. Thanks Lynne, I couldn't believe my luck that my necklace went so well with it & of course you can't beat a spot of Bet ;-)
      Jane xx


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