STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Plaid Poncho Perfection

Happy Monday, Fashionista/os! The beloved two days of the week during which it’s acceptable to sleep in until noon and binge on Netflix all day have unfortunately come to a close. Now it’s time to be a real human—for five more days, that is. If you can’t quite shake that weekend feeling and just want to curl up in bed again, you’re not the only one. Luckily, you can experience the comfort of your bed while in class or at the library simply by opting for cozy clothes like this Fashionista did.

I’ve always been an advocate for clothes that are both comfy and chic, and this gal’s outfit perfectly embodied both. The softness of her open poncho from Urban Outfitters is sure to make you feel like you’re wrapped up in your sheets with a cup of tea in hand, but the plaid pattern and fringe trim detailing makes it dressy enough to wear out. Adding gold accessories like a watch or necklace makes the otherwise casual outfit slightly dressier and more put together. This Fashionista could easily swap her dark denim jeans and booties for fleece-lined leggings and Converse for a productive and comfortable day spent in the library.

To achieve an equally snuggle worthy outfit, look for items like chunky knit sweaters and oversized cardigans in a warm, soft material like wool. Ideal for those randomly dreary and rainy days here in Florida, cozy, oversized sweaters or ponchos are a must-have that will make you feel like you’re wrapped in a fashionably chic blanket all day.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I always wear neutrals like black and gray, so I like to add more eye-catching jewelry like my watch so my outfit isn’t too plain.”