This is hands down my favorite time of the year, where cozy is totally a vibe! Seeing as though we’re in the Southern Hemisphere, this means we’re not entirely confined to the fashion demands Autumn/Winter may have for those up North and therefore still have room to play around with our clothing textures and layering our clothing. With all that being said, it is without a doubt however that we do need to brave the winter coming up our way. Take a look at how I have braved the winter… poncho style!
“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullan Bryant
Whether you’re going out for a cup of coffee with a friend or headed out for a quick shopping spree, this boho-chic look is sure to comfortably carry you through the day!
Everything about this outfit speaks comfort and style. The warm colors on the 100% acrylic poncho easily make it quite the statement piece maker of any outfit.
To accessorize you can always add a black corset belt for a trendy look!
I paired my poncho with a bell sleeved polo-neck and pleather pants, all-black of course! To accessorize, my love for different textures and simplicity took over and I went for a sued tan Pringle hat, perfect for a day time look. I also wore a short pair of lace up high heels which you could switch out for a pair of sneakers for an even more relaxed look. I did this because I’m not so tall and so wearing heels makes my outfit a bit more streamlined.
Another alternative option to styling your poncho would be to throw on a pair of tight body hugging jeans or a tight mini skirt. I emphasize “tight” because you need to strike a balance between the top and bottom half of your body… or you could completely lose shape and get swallowed up by your outfit.
What I also enjoy about ponchos is how they can be a life saver over any outfit if you happen to spill some coffee over yourself. They’re also a great transition piece when you want to quickly move from a day to an evening look. And for these two simple reasons, I’d say keeping a poncho in your car is basically in your best interest.
Photographer: Philly Mohlala