Perhaps the sweetest and most useful surprise of the new season has been the ponchos… With added ethnic patterns and their different cuts, ponchos are a practical and trendy option. On the other hand, it is not easy to adapt poncho toward style. In theory, that functional part which both keeps you warm and wraps you up may seem ungainly on you, and may make you look larger than you in fact are. So how to adapt poncho to style? Here are three trendy and functional tricks:
1 Use it by layers: Apparently there are no longer sharp lines about summer and winter. We can have very hot days in winter and very cold ones in summer. This enforced the “layers” rule in fashion. Instead of a single overcoat, thin parts like jackets and waists are used on top of each other. This is where the poncho steps in: Try it on your jean jackets and even raincoats as the top and stylish layer.
2 Wear a belt: Ponchos are mostly intense patterned and bulky. So you need to emphasize the thinner parts of the body. Therefore, use a belt absolutely when you add the poncho to your style. If not in the back, leave the ends in the front behind the belt.
3 Prefer it over cardigans: Prefer your poncho over the cardigans we use frequently in winter. It will give an elegant highlight to your style particularly in shirted or t-shirted combinations.