To me, there’s no more perfect fall outerwear than the poncho. For some reason, they make me swoon. I can’t describe it except that it’s in my blood. To prove how legit I am with my poncho love, check out this photo from when I was 2. Two years old, rocking a one next to my (also poncho-clad) beautiful mama. My parents had been living in South America before I was born so it’s practically part of my 1970’s era DNA.
I’ve been on the hunt for perfect ponchos for the past few years. My friend Bonni wore one on a girls’ trip and I couldn’t stop thinking about how perfect it was for traveling: chic, comfy, and you can pull your arms in like a blanket when you get chilly. Then I spotted the most luscious camel cashmere poncho at Lilly Pulitzer, but by the time I’d worked up the courage to buy it, you guessed it– out of stock. FOREVER. I wasn’t the only one who loved that darn poncho.
Thankfully I found a few gorgeous alternatives perfect for fall outings.
HOT TIP: Before shopping online, go through Ebates and earn money for your
poncho addiction shopping trip. You don’t pay anything extra, you just EARN money back when you shop. YES.
Those boot socks were only $12 and pair well with fall boots and leggings or skinny jeans. They’re super cozy too. I’m wearing my worst pair of Mom Jeans here because: A, I didn’t know I was going to have my picture taken and B, we were on our way to a hayride. There’s a reason I’m not a fashion blogger. 😉 The boot socks look way better with your hottest pair of skinny jeans.
This Ella Ross cowl neck sweater isn’t a poncho but close, and it’s gorgeous in person. I almost bought it, but found the one above for $200 less and went with that one. It’s thick and glorious.
I bought this INC asymmetrical poncho sweater as well, it’s more streamlined and lightweight. It’s the closest one I could find to the Lilly Pulitzer one of my dreams, minus the cashmere. It’s a great mid-price range alternative to the pricier brands. Don’t call the fashion police, I’m totally wearing it with white jeans this season!
NOT A PONCHO, but this Caslon open front cardigan is super soft and cozy. I’ve already worn it several times on chilly mornings.
If you’re into color, Lilly Pulitzer has the poncho wrap I loved but in tropical pink and bright limoncello. These would be great for getaways to warm destinations or for adding color in the middle of winter.
When the cold weather hits, grab your poncho and party like’s it’s 1976. 😉 Any other poncho fans out there?