I think what I love most about a poncho is that it’s essentially giving me the green light to have a blanket around me all day or night and call it clothing. Maybe this is why so many people are adding these to their wardrobes- they’re catching onto the “I can wear a blanket all day” idea. I’ve yet to find a poncho that isn’t super cozy, and they come in so many amazing patterns, colors, styles, and even materials!
Lord & Taylor is a great resource for finding a poncho [or two] to either start your poncho collection or add to your poncho addiction. During their Friends & Family Event [now through 10/23], you can save an extra 30% on almost everything and save 15% on almost all beauty! Whether it’s taking advantage of their buy online pick up in store option, or being a member of their Loyalty Rewards Program, there’s so much to love about Lord & Taylor. And let’s not forget, they carry SO many of my favorite brands [Sam Edelman, Liverpool, Vince Camuto, Spanx, and more!]
Dressing up a Poncho
First up, we’ve got a look that would be perfect for work or an event! I think we’ve all been in an office environment where it seems like the heat doesn’t get turned on unless it’s below zero. And even then it’s kept to a minimum. A poncho is a great layering piece over traditional office attire on those cold days. Just be sure to keep those base layers fitted, like this dress, to keep things looking polished and not so bulky! Bonus: If after-work drinks happen, you won’t need to worry about throwing on a big coat to keep you warm from car to bar!
Take Your Poncho on a Date
Sam Edelman Yaro Leather Ankle-Strap Sandals
Next, we’re taking our poncho on a date! The right poncho can double as a coat for keeping you warm without adding the extra bulk. I know that when Shawn and I want to go on a date night here in Indiana in the cold months, one of the last things I want to do is throw on a giant jacket to then take it off as soon as we get to a restaurant, and have it drag on the floor on the back of my chair. Quick fix: poncho! I’ve paired this poncho with my favorite pair of moto leggings and heels, and made sure to belt it to keep the outfit looking as sleek as possible. Date night cocktails, here I come!
Whether you’re rocking your poncho out on the town, in the office or my preferred method – on my couch, wear that baby with confidence! Shop today’s post + several other ponchos we are loving from Lord & Taylor and right now!
Founder and creator of LIY, Erin turned her dream of a hobby blog into a full-time career which she now runs alongside the LIY team! When not in front of her computer screen [with a La Croix or wine in hand] or in front of a mirror taking mirror selfies, you can find Erin spending time on the water, cuddled up with her two pups and husband most likely watching the latest Shark Tank episode, or getting lost in an easy beach read.