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Fashion 7 years ago

friday's in fall: all about the poncho

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happy Friday y’all! is it just me or is fall already FLYING by? but one great thing about the weeks going quickly is that I don’t have to wait long for another Friday’s in Fall post. I’m loving this series and hope y’all are too! For today’s Friday’s in Fall post I wanted to spotlight one of my favorite trends for this season: ponchos! I know, sometimes just that word can throw people off and you may think ‘how can I incorporate that into my wardrobe?’. But I seriously love it and have found so many cute, chic ponchos for y’all!

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One thing I love about fall is how much layering you can do when it gets a little colder. It’s a fun way to make your wardrobe more versatile and you can get creative with how you put outfits together! Something as simple as a striped tee can be taken up a notch with a moto jacket, or a great denim jacket (like this one) can be thrown on over a t-shirt dress or your favorite flannel. I think the poncho/cape trend is seriously the best way for layering to look chic and effortless. Something about the poncho just looks so classic and a little bit more sophisticated than just throwing on a cardigan (but y’all know I love those too!).

I found this gray checked poncho recently and I seriously love it. Something about it just makes me feel more grown-up and put together. The material is great quality, so I know I’ll be able to get a lot of wear out of it. Another bonus of ponchos: they’re SO cozy! So on one hand I feel like I look nice enough for a fancy date night with Michael, but on the other hand, I also feel like I’m wrapped in a big soft blanket. Any outfit that can accomplish both looking put together and feeling comfortable is a major win in my book!

outfit details: gray plaid poncho (similar here) | dark skinny jeans (similar here) | blush cami | suede booties | crossbody bag | tassel earrings | lipstick (shade is ‘american woman’)

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Here are some other ponchos and capes that I’m loving for this season:

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If you’re a little unsure of how to wear a poncho, I think it’s most important to think of it as the statement piece of an outfit. So, you don’t want to wear a super detailed or textured top and then try to make a poncho work over it. It will end up looking a little bulky and neither piece will get the effect you’re looking for. I think ponchos and capes work best over more basic pieces, like a cami (as I wore here), a long sleeve tee, or a simple sweater. That way the poncho is the focal point of your outfit and it really brings your look to the next level!

we are LOVING seeing y’all use the #LKSfridaysinfall to share all your fun fall photos! what are some of your favorite trends for fall? we’d love to see your favorite outfits, how you’re rocking the poncho, and everything fall so don’t forget to share your photos using the #LKSfridaysinfall! hope y’all have a great weekend!

xo Lauren

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