Originally a Native American outer garment, poncho has evolved into a style essential. It protects you from fall´s chill and keeps you cozy in winter. But poncho is not bound only for cold days, it´s now available in lighter materials and smaller sizes purposely made to cover you even in summer and spring.
I´m a big fan of poncho. In fact, as I pile up my sweaters for chilly weathers, my ponchos are piling up too keeping up with my pullovers. I´ve worn poncho for fall and I´ve also created a poncho for winter outfit. Go check them!
If you´re looking for ways to wear poncho in each season, this post is here to help you style your poncho all year long.
Poncho for Summer
Yes, you wear poncho even in summer! Go for a lightweight knitted poncho over a tight spaghetti straps top paired with denim shorts. Add some summer-y accessories such as a feather necklace, feather hair extension, or cute sunflower hat. Or you can opt for a sheer poncho and wear it as a top, under is a muted tank top.
Missoni Zigzag Knit Poncho, $295
Poncho for Fall
If the chill of fall is still not overwhelming, wear a tiny poncho over your tank or sweater paired with jeans and riding boots for additional warmth. Because your cropped poncho add room on your upper part, keep your below fitted, stick with skinny jeans.
Milly Embroidered wool poncho, $375
Poncho for Winter
If you´re to wear poncho in winter, make sure that it´s sufficiently warm. Go for thick wool and cashmere blend, preferably a long poncho. Wear under a warm turtleneck sweater teamed with layered tights and jeans. Add a pair of over-the-knee boots.
Cashmere and merino wool-blend poncho, $1,365
Poncho for Transitional Weather
Transitioning from fall to winter and winter to spring can at times tricky. You need outfits that are not too warm yet enough to keep you comfortable when the wind turns chilly. Go for a poncho that can be worn as coat or wrap around. A belted poncho can be quickly worn open when it´s hot or can be wrapped around you tightly when the wind requires. Style with black tights and gorgeous, statement boots.
Tomas Maier Cashmere wrap, $2,080
Poncho for Spring
This is the time when you´re busy prepping for summer outfits, yet it´s not yet very sunny. Throw over an open-knit poncho on your casual tee and jeans look, or add a poncho shawl with boho-prints on your casual-smart outfit.
Fiu open-knit cotton-blend poncho, $495
Have Your Say
So tell me Creative Fashionistas, what do you think of ponchos for summer? How do your wear poncho in fall and winter? Which of the above tips would you love to apply?