Poncho Perfection: How to Master this Fall & Winter Style
Once the weather gets colder, most girls slip into something a little more comfortable. Instead of little black dresses and cute cut off shorts, it’s all about keeping warm in a stylish way: cable knit sweaters, fur-lined boots, and our favorite revived trend — the poncho.
Trust us, ponchos are about to become your new favorite wardrobe staple this winter. Once you master this style, every outfit will look totally chic — and we’ve got all the tips you need to slay the fashion game right here!
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The poncho first came into mainstream fashion during the 1970s, so it’s only natural to go for that retro vibe when you style yours today. With the right pieces, you can give an old-fashioned look a modern spin that’s absolutely gorgeous (or should we say groovy).
Throw a fringed poncho over a mini dress and over-the-knee boots for an outfit straight out of Studio 54 (just make sure to wear some tights to keep your legs warm)! Or, if you want something a little more casual, grab a long-sleeved blouse and a pair of flared jeans. Either way, you’ll look timeless and truly stylish.
Play With Color
This cozy outerwear comes in a variety of patterns and colors, so it’s easy to find one that suits your personal style. But don’t treat this piece like any average outerwear — make your poncho stand out! One of the easiest ways to do this is by choosing pieces in a similar color scheme.
Planning your look around the pattern in your poncho makes it the focal point of your outfit. This gives you a more polished, put-together look, whether you’re dressed in head-to-toe black or making argyle print look awesome!
Get The Right Shoes
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Ponchos are unquestionably a fall and winter clothing item, and that means they look best with certain styles — like a pair of winter boots.
If you’re braving the elements, pair your poncho with a pair of jeans and sturdy rain or snow boots. For the office, a pair of black trousers and ankle booties look great with a kimono-style poncho. And if you’re going for a flirty, feminine look, a poncho always looks great over some knee-high boots and a cute skirt!
Pay Attention To Your Shape
Shape is one of the biggest concerns keeping women from wearing ponchos. “They’re so bulky,” a woman will say. “Won’t I look bigger than I really am?” While you can look bigger in this piece, avoiding that fate is very easy: it’s all about balance.
When you wear a poncho, make sure the pieces under it are on the tighter side. Wearing slim-fit jeans or tops that hug your body a little tighter will prevent excess fabric from bunching up under the poncho. Or, if you’re really worried about looking too bulky, wear a belt over your poncho to accentuate your waist!
Take Care of Your Poncho
Like most fall and winter fashions, many ponchos are made from heavy fabrics like wool. These are beautiful and make your outerwear exceptionally cozy, but they also require a little extra care to keep them looking their best. Make sure you read the care instructions on your poncho to determine the best way to wear it — and please, never throw it on the couch after a day out. Hang it up nicely!
If you follow these tips, you’ll have a stylish piece of outerwear you can use all season long — and for many seasons to come.
Author Bio: TessDiNapoli is an artist,freelance writer, and content strategist who prefers her ponchos in traditional plaid. She has a passion for yoga and often writes about health and wellness, but also enjoys covering the fashion industry, collaborating with industry insiders and designers, getting insight on the latest trends.