Okay…so it seems like ponchos are back, no matter how hard I try to ignore them, they’re popping up everywhere. I’m just bitter because I succumbed to the last “poncho” craze (remember? about 5-6 years ago?) and spend a LOT of money on a fringed poncho. It was nice, very soft, pretty basic, but I didn’t wear it, I felt too silly. I think it was too big, and it looked a lot like I was just trying to hide behind it…not a good look! A lot of the ponchos I’m seeing today, I might be tempted to try again…but I would definitely recommend NOT spending a lot of money on a poncho, unless you’re absolutely sure it’s “you” and you’ll wear it when everyone else is not. Which is why I’m excited to present this week’s installment of “How to wear” by super-polyvore stylist Madeline Rhodes!!
Madeline picked out some cute, but super-affordable ponchos and put together some really great outfits with them (um, now I’m dying for that Golden Goose sweatshirt in this first set…) – the second poncho is definitely my favorite. What do you think? Would you wear a poncho? Which set is your favorite?
Here’s what Madeline had to say about ponchos, and why she chose these looks:
Ponchos. You read it right… and not the ones you wear in the rain, but rather those created out of luxurious fabrics and bold patterns. The poncho is rolling out in stores, as you read this, in all shapes, colors and sizes… and a lot of us are wondering, “how the heck are you supposed to wear that thing?” Considering the oddness of the poncho– the fact that it’s ancestor is simply a rectangle of material, with a hole for the head to poke through, it’s come a long, long way. The looks you see here range from a Sunday Morning lounge look, to ensembles that are wearable for work, or out to dinner, and lastly, an extra funky, mixed up look for those nights where you’re just feeling like taking a few risks (keep those accessories simple when you chose an outfit like this!). Have fun and enjoy this versatile piece! I’m thinking Grechen will love it for its comfort!
Forever21 outerwear, $29
Dansko shoes, $120
Bloomingdales.com bag, $38
Chloé bracelet, $30
Marni clothing, $450
Forever21 outerwear, $17
Miu Miu tights, $270
Net-a-porter.com necklace, $240
Melie Bianco accessories, $94
Tsumori Chisato top, $352
Forever21 top, $18
Burberry flats, $375
Charmandchain.com necklace, $682