How to Wear a Poncho in Warm Weather

poncho and a faux suede skirt

Each Fall, I feel as though I were meant to live in a cooler climate.  Bombarded with images of beautifully layered outfits, capes and ponchos, it’s hard not to try the trend no matter how impractical ($1400 keychains flying off the shelves are proof of that — but they are adorable, right?). So how do you pull off a chic poncho when you live in [insert warm city]?belted poncho

  1. Choose a light color. They absorb less heat and have a vibe more suitable for warmer cities.  (This doesn’t help much when humidity is 85% in LA, but worth a shot!)

belted poncho with a skirt

2. Opt for mock neck. I love how sophisticated (and tall!) a turtleneck can make you look and a mock neck works well in warmer climates.

3. Go sleeveless. You can layer a longer sleeved shirt underneath in a light fabric or show those guns.

belted poncho

4. Show some leg. Pair it with a skirt like this faux-suede one. I’d also wear mine with cut off denim shorts to give it more of a beachy vibe since I live in LA!

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5. Accessorize. You can belt it with a brightly colored belt, bag or bold necklace to give it more of a warm-weather vibe. I paired mine with a black skinny belt just to accentuate my waist, but possibilities are really endless when it comes to accessorizing a poncho.

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Will you be wearing a poncho this season? How do you wear yours?

Wearing: Poncho / shirtskirt / similar belt / boots /  bag / midi rings / Astral ring / sunnies

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  • http://aladygoeswest.com/ Ashley @ A Lady Goes West

    Well done, Bethann! I agree that fall dressing is my favorite! Beautiful styling as always, lady. Have a great weekend! 🙂

  • Jane Fitfabfun

    Perfect layered look!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

  • http://honestlyb.com/ Brooke

    This is gorgeous and so cozy looking! I love your tips and totally agree with them all. It’s great to be able to style something meant for colder weather on warmer days. You are the master of layering here!