STYLE GURU STYLE: Perfect Ponchos

As we get further into the winter season, it becomes increasingly difficult to stay stylish and warm. When I feel this seasonal style depression affecting my wardrobe, I like to look to recent fashion shows for inspiration. One trend that has been overwhelmingly apparent on the runway this season is ponchos. This fabulous wardrobe staple is seen everywhere from runway shows and street fashion to every store you enter. Needless to say, I knew that ponchos would become an important asset to my wardrobe this winter.

When it comes to the runway, there are tons of variations to the poncho trend to embrace. There is the western style poncho from the Burberry fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection or a simple and chic neutral poncho like in the Ralph Lauren pre-fall 2015 collection. Additionally, inspiration can be taken from the Chanel pre-fall 2016 collection with the traditional Chanel elegance and prominent black and white color scheme. For my look, I opted for a variation of the black and white patterned poncho from the Burberry resort 2016 collection. Black and white color schemes are my favorite to recreate due to their versatility, you can dress them up with chic simplicity or dress them down with all your favorite casual elements.

My Michael Kors black and white poncho is the perfect warm winter staple. In order to keep my look somewhat casual for everyday wear, I paired my poncho with a simple black long sleeve top and some dark denim skinny jeans. I finished off my look with some black ankle booties and some silver and gold jewelry.

As you can see from the few collections I listed, ponchos are huge this season. They can be found just about anywhere and in any style. So, no matter what look you are looking to achieve I’m positive you will find a poncho for you. Be warned when looking though because I promise you will fall in love with more than one and soon enough you will own an abundance of ponchos (but who says that’s a bad thing)!

Get My Look: 1. Black and white poncho. 2. Dark denim skinny jeans. 3. Black ankle booties.