Nubby & Snuggly
Worn by natives in the Colombian Andes to ward off the high altitude chill, a ruana is like poncho with a slit down the middle: easier to get on and off, and more versatile style- and weather-wise. This one, in a nubby, soft black acrylic, has a cowl neck with a toggle closure, so it's adjustable for a wide range of outdoor conditions. Part bohemian dash (the fringe!), part Linus's trusty blanket (soft and cozy!), you just might become so attached to it that you'll regret the coming of spring. (OK, no.) Made in China.