This season’s ubiquitous poncho has many remarkable qualities, but perhaps the strongest is the fact that it’s essentially a wearable blanket—and we’re proponents of anything that promises to keep us both cozy and chic. The challenge, for some, is figuring out how to style it in a way that reads more “ready to take the town” than “ready to start a Netflix marathon.” Ahead, proof that this winter wardrobe hero is versatile enough to transport you from work to weekend mode in no time.
How To Style A Poncho
For A Night Out
A silk, mid-length slip dress is the perfect foundation to build upon for an evening ensemble. Cinch the poncho at your waist with a slim belt, then accessorize with over-the-knee boots and sleek earrings for a look that's equal parts polished and sexy.
For The Weekend
For shopping trips, a stroll around the park or brunch with friends, team your poncho with a turtleneck sweater, crisp denim and pragmatic, neutral booties. The finishing touch? Oversized sunnies, which hide a multitude of sins in case you hit the town too hard the night before.
For The Office
A well-chosen poncho can cozy up a basic work uniform without sacrificing sophistication: Wear it over a classic button-down and cropped trousers, and add a smart watch and sleek loafers. To warm up your commute, throw a roomy collared coat on top—one that reads elevated and appropriate for the workplace yet whose silhouette allows for winter layers.