Ponchos are a chic and stylish way to add warmth to an outfit, as in this super cute ombre poncho.
A poncho is a throw-it-on-and-go option that makes getting dressed easy, yet you still look put together.
Here are a few photos from past posts featuring poncho looks. I think it’s safe to say I like ponchos! Lol! How about you?
Poncho Posts, left to right:
- Layer this Fall With a Lightweight Poncho
- Cozy Ugg Outfit for the First Week of Winter
- Poncho Sweater Outfit for Fall
The Origin of The Poncho
Ever wondered where ponchos come from? Many people think they originated in Mexico, but they actually come from tribes in the Andes Mountains in South America.
Red Ledge website has the whole story in their article, The Surprising Origin of Ponchos, and here is an excerpt:
Some controversy exists about the origin of ponchos, but the Mapuche are known to be the ones who shared their amazing garment with the rest of Latin America, and with their Spanish conquerors. Skilled weavers, these indigenous people also used ponchos to denote authority. They wove in a special pattern using diamond shapes, and these were often worn by male tribal leaders.
While this ombre patterned sweater is not as intricate and vibrant as hers, it’s a cute and colorful addition to an outfit!
The Ombre Poncho Look
The shades of blue and tan lin this cowl-neck sweater poncho lend themselves beautifully to an outfit with your favorite jeans. Almost any shade will do, from white denim to lightwash denim, to your darkest indigo jeans. And the style of jeans? Just about anything you like.
The sweater also comes in a rich brown and pink ombre. Really pretty!
For this post, I decided to add some additional texture and to play off the tan shades in the pattern with these faux suede pants.
When I styled these boots in the late winter/early spring, I mentioned that they are a good way to hop on the military-style boot trend without going all commando! Lol! You can see how I styled them with a casual jeans outfit in the post, Every Woman’s Classic Striped Shirt.
These boots are soft and flexible and super easy to walk in and wear. They are all leather with a lug sole for great traction.
STYLE THIS LOOK
Check out these fabulous poncho options. Most are available in two or more colors. There is something for everyone!
Here are some options for faux suede pants in brown shades. Most are on sale. ALL are super cute.
J. Jill Slim-Leg Pants in Chestnut (Petite only)
Loft Faux Suede Leggings (on sale for $30!)
Ready to add a fun poncho to your wardrobe? You won’t be sorry. It’s an easy-to-style addition to your closet that is the basis for a warm and cozy outfit.