December 12th, 2016 at 2:06am

Fall equals cute boots, leaves changing color and pumpkin everything, right? As beautiful as the season is, we often forget that it also comes with gradually freezing weather for most of us. Fall fashion can be awkward because one day it’s chunky sweater weather and the next day you find yourself wearing a T-shirt. As we (sadly) near the end of the fall season and transition into winter, keeping warm begins to take priority when it comes to styling outfits.

An oversized poncho is the perfect way to stay warm and look chic at the same time. This single, giant blanket is enough to style by itself because it is already such a statement piece. Today’s Fashionista really makes her poncho the center of attention by wearing it over an all-black outfit. Having a monochromatic base in a neutral color makes creating outfits super easy and the options are endless. To balance the heavy black, she opted for a striped poncho in different shades of light gray. A colorblock or printed poncho, as opposed to a solid color, adds dimension and structure while also making it more eye-catching. Look for ponchos in heavy, high quality materials like wool. These types of materials will keep you the warmest and are worth investing in.

Skinny jeans are always a warmer option than tights and will still create that same streamlined effect for your legs. Black skinny jeans are a street style staple and add an instant cool girl vibe. For shoes, this Fashionista wears her favorite black booties with gold zipper detailing. The heel gives extra height to the look as a whole and makes her legs look even longer. Wearing the same color for your shoes and bottoms is a great trick to make you appear taller!

Stay warm without having to sacrifice style in an oversized poncho. They’re super comfortable and easy to move in, making them ideal for outdoor activities or for just cozying up by the fire. You don’t have to think too hard or worry about styling the rest of your outfit because the poncho takes care of all that; no need to pile on accessories. Throw on some boots and you’re ready to take on the cold!