Looking for ideas on how to wear poncho? Although ponchos are typically worn in spring or fall, in this blog post we´ll explore style ideas on how to wear poncho all year round.
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 for cold days only; it´s now available in lighter materials and smaller sizes purposely made to cover you comfortably 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. I have as many pullover sweaters as ponchos. I´ve worn poncho for fall and I´ve also created a poncho for winter outfit.
If you´re looking for ways to wear poncho for each season, this post is here to help you style your poncho all year long.
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1. How to Wear Poncho in Summer
Missoni Zigzag Knit Poncho / Similar: VINCENEY
Yes, you can 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.
An elegant shawl poncho is also great to elevate a simple monochromatic outfit. For example, a simple white tee and white trousers combo wil easily look dressy after you add a dirty white shawl poncho.
A two-tone poncho with corp-inspired style and navy color isn´t something you´d see anywhere. It has a masculine-chic sophistication which is topped fully if tempered with a pair of dark blue flare jeans and platforms.
Comes with a very youthful ambiance, this junior style poncho features a hood and adjustable drawstring and fringe at the hem as well as zipper closure. I fancy its hot coral print. Of course you can wear dark colors in summer too.
2. Poncho for Fall
Milly Embroidered wool poncho / Similar: SHU-SHI
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.
You know that this cape poncho is perfect for fall because of its colors. Huge check pattern in fall colors are great to glam up a dark-colored combo. Even if you´re wearing a simple black turtleneck top and black fitting jeans, once this cape poncho is added, you´ll get a fabulous dressy look that can be worn as an evening party outfit. Definitely add a belt!
In fall, the surroundings are colorful. If you want to standout, opt with a snowy white combo. Try a white open-front combot to wear with sand color, or even beige! It will also work with pastel colors.
It´s oversize, printed and in dominant blue, and comes with a wide neck. I´d layer it with turtle neck or cowl neck sweater on a chilly day and team with black leather skinny pants and nude suede boots with fur.
3. How to Wear Poncho in Winter
Cashmere and merino wool-blend poncho / Similar: FOMOLOM
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.
Sometimes you just need a cozy and colorful knitted kimono poncho to complete your favorite casual look in winter. If you love both colors and fringe, then go for this look.
4. Poncho for Transitional Weather
Tomas Maier Cashmere wrap / Similar: bbpawing
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.
Perhaps you´ll just need a knitted lace poncho to accent an all-black look? It´s lovely how quickly you can create a batwing look with this lace poncho.
5. How to Wear Poncho in Spring
Fiu open-knit cotton-blend poncho / Similar: Bakerdani
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.
I love outer layer pieces that easily elevate a look. This is another perfect example. Add a fringed knitted poncho to your casual denim look, cinch the waist with a belt, and tada … you have a bit more dressy result.
This v-neck poncho has a lot of spring elements in it. I so love its lake blue multi-colored print. It´s perfect to pair with mustard skinny colored jeans and some fall riding boots. To keep things cozy, layer under the poncho a white button down shirt.
It´s a sorr of poncho slash sweater. It`s oversize and has butterfly wing sleeves which may not flatter a curvy figure. But this will look great on a slim figure especially if it´s teamed with dark skinnies and dark riding boots.
6. How to Wear an Open-Front Poncho
Similar: Cashmere Knitted Shawl Wrap
Poncho is my favorite outer layering once the weather starts to cool. Its ability to quickly add chicness to a simple outfit is evident. You can throw it over a simple white or dark pullover teamed with skinny jeans or denim shorts and tall boots.
I love, love the texture of this wool-blend poncho and as you can see in the picture, wearing it on top of a similar textured pullover delivers a stunning result. Although you are working with simple hues, it´s the textures that do all the talking. So yes, wear this poncho with simple, earthy hues or some black and white.
Burberry @neimanmarcus.com/ Similar: Poncho Cape
This poncho pretty much reminds me of my own brown wool poncho—a handmade project and gifted to me by an Oma friend—only that this one is a designer poncho from Burberry. If you want to keep it minimalist, match it with black and white, but don´t be afraid to wear it with bright colors such as orange, mustard, blue and even fuchsia.
Similar: Poncho Cape Shawl
It´s easier and quicker to put-on an all-black combo if you don´t have time for a mix and match of awesome color combinations,. You can also easily level up an all-black, or any all-dark combos for that matter, with a stunning fringed and printed poncho such as this number from Missoni.
Add a hint of pattern to your luxurious black outfit and you will surely keep yourself warm while also being chic at the same time.
Similar: Poncho Style Hoodie Sweater
I´m definitely in love with this black hooded poncho from Burberry, it´s sophisticated and totally fabulous. If you have such a poncho, the only best approach is to let it standout. Wear it with a simple all-white outfit.
Because poncho is room-y, you tend to wear it with body-hugging under layers such as skinny pants. But why not give them a huge surprise by teaming your poncho with a pair of wide leg pants? This look from Maxx Mara is boho chic.
Some Ponchos to Love
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?