November 11th, 2015 at 2:07am

Does anyone else feel like fall only lasted five minutes? One moment the leaves are orange and it’s the perfect 68 degrees outside (if you’re in the South). The next minute, your walk to your 8:00 a.m. class is in 45 degree weather! As the transition from fall to winter sadly creeps upon us, my favorite trends start coming back into style, which means wearing anything that feels closest to a blanket. Unfortunately, most days you don’t want to layer sweater over sweater and end up looking like a marshmallow, so what’s a girl to do?

Let me introduce to you the poncho!  The poncho is the closest thing to wearing your favorite blanket out of the house and going about your daily life. They’re warm, versatile and effortlessly chic.This Fashionista incorporates the poncho into her wardrobe by making her school day more comfortable, while still looking put together. A simple forest green, fitted poncho allows her to have a trendy outfit that still offers enough warmth. She pairs it with gray pixie pants, black booties and simple silver jewelry.

My favorite thing about ponchos is how many different styles they come in. You can easily find a fringed one to match your bohemian vibe or a camel-colored poncho to add a chic element to your outfit. The best thing about a poncho is that it can be dressed up or down, so whether you’re throwing one on for a casual look for school or using it as a statement piece in your work wardrobe, a poncho is this season’s must-have!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “My go-to advice is to always be comfortable! I am constantly running back and forth between classes and work, so having an outfit that’s comfortable, but still put together is a key element in my wardrobe.”