STYLE GURU STYLE: Edgy Poncho

Autumn is all about getting comfortable and staying warm–but how does one wear leggings and still look stylish? Piecing a bold top and statement shoes will make any outfit stand out. It’s the perfect balance between embracing the legging culture with oversized tops.

With winter not yet in full swing, I took inspiration from the Au Jour Le Jour Milan spring 2016 show. I loved the red accents that were highlighted,. Red is such a bold color and Au Jour Le Jour chose to tone it down with neutral colors. I was inspired by their wearable pieces and the fact they made high fashion look so easy.

With the idea of the red accents in mind, I selected this Forever 21 poncho. The poncho slips on and is very comfortable making it easy to wear and look stylish without putting in a ton of effort. I also love that leather is trailing us from the spring, so I opted for a comfy choice with my leather leggings and Madewell booties. This outfit could be easily achieved with either jeans or regular leggings, but the leather leggings give an edgier and more sophisticated look. A matching necklace and a statement ring complete the look with minimal accents.

Being a primary color, red will never go out of style. Embrace it alone or as a versatile accent color. Pair red or any other bold colored clothing with neutral tones like white, gray and black to help balance your outfit. This outfit is everything we want a fall outfit to be: warm, comfy and chic.

Get My Look: 1. A bold poncho. 2. Leather leggings 3. Ankle booties.