How to Wear a Poncho

There’s always a must-have accessory that EVERYONE is obsessed with. Right now, it’s all about the poncho! They’re warm and cozy but stylish and chic. They can be long, cropped, colourful, or classic but every style gives such an "I know what I'm doing" look. You put on a poncho and suddenly you feel more chic and put together. It works well with nearly everything in your wardrobe. Ponchos can be tailored for a chic, formal and/or professional style or be bohemian in thicker knits, colourful patterns, and/or tassels and fringes.

There’s always a must-have accessory that EVERYONE is obsessed with. Right now, it’s all about the poncho! They’re warm and cozy but stylish and chic. They can be long, cropped, colourful, or classic but every style gives such an "I know what I'm doing" look. You put on a poncho and suddenly you feel more chic and put together. It works well with nearly everything in your wardrobe. Ponchos can be tailored for a chic, formal and/or professional style or be bohemian in thicker knits, colourful patterns, and/or tassels and fringes.

Although ponchos can appear to be an easy item to wear, it’s important to choose one that fits your frame. Make sure that it is not too small or to big but that it fits your frame — otherwise you will drown in it. Necklines such as cowl neck, turtleneck, V-neck, scoop neck, crew neck, and boat neck are great as they frame your face and upper body. While boat necks and crew necks tend to make the chest and shoulders look wider, they are perfect if you have narrow shoulders or a small bust. V-necks are especially good for women with broad shoulders or a large bust, as they have a slimming effect. If you have a longer neck, go for a turtleneck that has a shortening effect through the neck and face. If you want to elongate your frame, opt for a ponchos that falls no lower than just above your knee. Petite ladies should be aware of long ponchos as they will overwhelm your shorter stature.The fine knit triangle-shaped poncho, in a shorter length, is perfect for smaller frames.

Although ponchos can appear to be an easy item to wear, it’s important to choose one that fits your frame. Make sure that it is not too small or to big but that it fits your frame — otherwise you will drown in it.

Necklines such as cowl neck, turtleneck, V-neck, scoop neck, crew neck, and boat neck are great as they frame your face and upper body. While boat necks and crew necks tend to make the chest and shoulders look wider, they are perfect if you have narrow shoulders or a small bust. V-necks are especially good for women with broad shoulders or a large bust, as they have a slimming effect. If you have a longer neck, go for a turtleneck that has a shortening effect through the neck and face.

If you want to elongate your frame, opt for a ponchos that falls no lower than just above your knee. Petite ladies should be aware of long ponchos as they will overwhelm your shorter stature.The fine knit triangle-shaped poncho, in a shorter length, is perfect for smaller frames.

Since the poncho's popularity is booming, it’s time to take advantage of its benefits this season. The only rule necessary to keep in mind when wearing a poncho is that the large volume that it gives you on top must be offset by a slim/minimalist style on the bottom. The poncho is popular simply because it's so easy to wear. It goes with everything. One size fits all. It's never too tight. Season after season, ponchos retain their  "go to" popularity in our wardrobes – from cool Summer nights to the coldest days in December. They make the perfect in-between-days outerwear when it’s just a little too warm to wear a coat. Juanita actually finds it warmer than a fall coat as the arms are closer to the body and it seems more effective blocking the wind. She's been a poncho lover since her early 20's. It's also easier to layer, as it fits over bulkier sweaters, whereas it can be much more constricting trying to get that sweater into a coat.

Since the poncho's popularity is booming, it’s time to take advantage of its benefits this season. The only rule necessary to keep in mind when wearing a poncho is that the large volume that it gives you on top must be offset by a slim/minimalist style on the bottom. The poncho is popular simply because it's so easy to wear. It goes with everything. One size fits all. It's never too tight. Season after season, ponchos retain their  "go to" popularity in our wardrobes – from cool Summer nights to the coldest days in December. They make the perfect in-between-days outerwear when it’s just a little too warm to wear a coat. Juanita actually finds it warmer than a fall coat as the arms are closer to the body and it seems more effective blocking the wind. She's been a poncho lover since her early 20's. It's also easier to layer, as it fits over bulkier sweaters, whereas it can be much more constricting trying to get that sweater into a coat.

Wear your poncho with slim-fitting trousers, skinny jeans, leggings, pencil skirts, and slim-fitting miniskirts paired with knee-high boots, ankle boots, and high heels for a chic look. Keep your accessories modest, especially if your poncho is your statement piece. Keep chunky jewellery to rings and or bracelets. Switch up your shoulder or larger bag, for a clutch or a small crossover bag as will be less bulky underneath you poncho. There are few wardrobe staples that look as good with your casual wear as they do dressed up with heels, but ponchos are the exception.

Wear your poncho with slim-fitting trousers, skinny jeans, leggings, pencil skirts, and slim-fitting miniskirts paired with knee-high boots, ankle boots, and high heels for a chic look.

Keep your accessories modest, especially if your poncho is your statement piece. Keep chunky jewellery to rings and or bracelets. Switch up your shoulder or larger bag, for a clutch or a small crossover bag as will be less bulky underneath you poncho.

There are few wardrobe staples that look as good with your casual wear as they do dressed up with heels, but ponchos are the exception.

Here are just a few reasons why we think it will be a great addition to your wardrobe this season: It’s fun and trendy. The poncho or cape will add a modern touch to your wardrobe. They are slimming and camouflage perceived body imperfections . A poncho is super comfortable. Wear it both indoors and outdoors: another advantage of a lightweight poncho is that you can both wear it inside the house as well as outdoors. Not all days are super cold and some days a thicker knit sweater with a poncho will do the trick.

Here are just a few reasons why we think it will be a great addition to your wardrobe this season:

It’s fun and trendy. The poncho or cape will add a modern touch to your wardrobe.

They are slimming and camouflage perceived body imperfections .

A poncho is super comfortable.

Wear it both indoors and outdoors: another advantage of a lightweight poncho is that you can both wear it inside the house as well as outdoors. Not all days are super cold and some days a thicker knit sweater with a poncho will do the trick.

WE LOVE PONCHOS! Pop into the store to check out our poncho selection and other cozy fall pieces. See you on Broadway and Main!

WE LOVE PONCHOS!

Pop into the store to check out our poncho selection and other cozy fall pieces. See you on Broadway and Main!

Colleen Tait