Wearing: Zara Poncho (old, but shop similar here, here and here), Levi’s Skinny Jeans c/o Levi’s, H&M Flat Mules (shop similar here and here), Finders Keepers Turtleneck Sweater c/o BNKR, Céline Sunglasses c/o SmartBuyGlasses, and a J.W. Anderson Bag
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A poncho is not exactly what comes to mind when you think about minimalist style. However, if you are thinking about how to wear a poncho and not look like if you’re going to Coachella , you might be surprised to find out how easy it is to make it look modern and up-to-date (like for instance also here).
- Stick to neutral hues and maximum 3 colors. Keep the whole look monochromatic to avoid the outfit looking too costumey, as the poncho is already an eye-catching piece.
- Make a statement. Keep the outfit simple in order to let the poncho be the statement piece and the star of your look.
- Belt it. Ponchos can be quite intimidating due to them having a lot of fabric. However, by adding a belt to it you can create a flattering silhouette.
- Play with proportions & balance them. Take advantage of the voluminosity of the poncho to play with different forms and shapes. However, keep in mind that as the top part is voluminous, you should keep the bottom part skinny, i.e. with skinny jeans or slim trousers or with a mini skirt and over-the-knee boots.
- Add a sleek shoe. Heels are great, but I find flat mules or loafers even better.
- Accessorize with a structured top handle bag. Since you don’t want your crossbody bag slipping off your shoulders, then opt for a handbag which you can easily carry.
How about you? Any other ideas on how to wear a poncho? Let me know in the comments below. x