Ponch it Up

Fall has arrived. The colorful leaves high up on the mountains have begun their annual descent, creeping slowly down the hillside and into the valley.

I’ve begun a similar ritual inside ~ taking down boxes of cold-weather clothing and leaving a trail of brightly-colored sweaters, jewel-toned dusters and richly-hued blazers throughout our small cottage. Stacked on chairs, tabletops and dressers, these are the layering pieces I will sort for fit and condition before hanging them in our tiny closet for the Winter.

This year, I’ll be reserving some room in the “little closet that could” for a new collection of lightweight outerwear: ponchos.

Versatile and a friend to all who wear it, the poncho harkens back to the ’70’s. Back then, they tended to be big and chunky ~ and sometimes pretty darned itchy. The more modern version comes in a variety of fabrics, knits, weaves and weights. It can be cut square, round or on the bias.  Available in a multitude of lengths, it is as much a statement of style as a means of staying warm.

If you haven’t picked up a poncho this season, you’re missing a trend that works for every single body. Tall or short, thick or thin, pick the right length and this recent fashion trendencyis a definite “do.”

ND Open Knit Poncho; BCBG Girls Swing Top; GAP Denim Skirt; Betsey Johnson Brass "Cocky" Necklace; Brass Earrings from Burke's Outlet Store; Frye Brown Leather Boots.

You may recognize this poncho from the previous post, Open Season.  Wearable on the square or on the bias and done in a nice neutral olive green, it’s one of the most versatile pieces in my closet.  Though still relatively new to my wardrobe, the price per wear is already under $1.


  1. Cat says

    You take the prettiest pictures for your blog!

  2. Jennifer says

    Thanks, Cat! 🙂

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