Archive | November, 2009

Oh, the PonchO

22 Nov

If I could wear a poncho 3 days a week, I would. There are so many variations of this uber-roomy top that it’s not always even a top. It’s a top, a topper, a warmer, a sweater, an outerwear basic, a comfy/cozy/completely chic wardrobe must have. And here are some of my suggestions.

Sweater Poncho

Here's a poncho that thrives in the fall. Worn over a long sleeved, thin sweater or crew-neck shirt, it's the perfect weight to wear as a coat in the Fall months. It goes with jeans and leggings, thin, straight-legged trousers, or even just tights (this one's long enough). However you pair it, it's comfy, falls neatly over the body, and neutral in colors to go with a bright popping bag or shoes.

Jacket Poncho

Here is a great example of a poncho to be used truly as outwear. The double breasted buttons give it a military-like feel but the swingy shape lighten up the seriousness of a traditionally constricted double-breast. It's a bit slouchy so it has an urban feel but the color gives it the illusion of structure. Pair it with a newsboy cap and dark, fitted denim and your favorite booties.

Raincoat Poncho

Wear a bulky sweater under this poncho rain coat and you'll be snug, dry, and downtown super-fab. White makes a statement, but if you're more subdued, it comes in two other colors (one, of course is black). But who doesn't want to be a streak of bright walking down a gloomy street? I know I do!

Poncho Top #1

A wide open v-neck and soft silk gives this poncho an easy sexiness that's as comfortable as it is swank. This is holiday party-ready, date night-ready, birthday girl party-ready, or girls night out-ready. Big gold hoops or simple diamond studs, a big cocktail ring and sleek pants will make you the loveliest creature in the room.


Poncho Top #2

Tie Dye is totally back with a vengence. This subtle rendering of deep purple and white is fluid and body-conscious as much as it is roomy. Another comfortable iteration of a poncho, this is more casual based on the fabric and design but still feminine and fun(ky). Just make sure this is your only homage to the 1960s (meaning, don't pair it with peace sign earrings or a bandana. It's not a costume).