Open Front Poncho + Bootcut Jeans

Good Monday morning! Today is our last day at Disney World. It was a whirlwind trip because I didn’t want to take my girls out of school for too many days. I had hoped to get a newsy post up yesterday with some of our Disney pictures, but I didn’t get the chance.

The Grand Floridian is so luxe and gorgeous, and the weather has been perfect. Unfortunately it is verrrry crowded. Evidently November is the new busy month. Who knew!?! We used to love Disney at this time of year, but I think we’ll have to try a different strategy next time. Despite that, we’ve had a great time.

Meanwhile, today is Day 4 of 25 Days of Winter Fashion.

25 Days of Winter Outfit Ideas: Open Front Poncho with Bootcut Jeans and Wedge Pumps

Want to know the easiest way to add pizzazz to a plain outfit? Add a cape or open front poncho! I usually think of a poncho as the typical pullover style, but this season I’m seeing a ton of “open front” ponchos that are designed more like a cardigan — like this Bonfire Poncho from LOFT.

Isn’t that the perfect name for it too? I totally want to bring this with me to the next neighborhood bonfire and wrap up in it while I sip a glass of red wine and chat with my friends. I mean, this practically gives you an excuse to wear a blanket and call it a fashion statement.

25 Days of Winter Outfit Ideas: Open Front Poncho with Bootcut Jeans and Wedge Pumps

It was the colors of this bonfire poncho that really spoke to me. I’ve seen a ton of ponchos like this in shades of grey and brown, but the vibrant combination of red and coral makes such a fabulous statement. Plus it has a subtle tribal thing going on that is so on trend right now. Here’s a look at the back.

25 Days of Winter Outfit Ideas: Open Front Poncho with Bootcut Jeans and Wedge Pumps

For this outfit, I actually bypassed my skinny jeans (I know, shocker!!) and pulled out these bootcut jeans that came in my last Stitch Fix delivery. These jeans are by Mavi, and I really like the fit and the softness of the denim.

Then I added these brown wedge pumps. These are seriously over 10 years old. I got them at LOFT back in the day, and I still find myself wearing them occasionally. Isn’t it crazy how some things just don’t go out of style??

25 Days of Winter Outfit Ideas: Poncho with Bootcut Jeans and Wedge Pumps

I accessorized with gold and carried this small brown clutch.

25 Days of Winter Outfit Ideas: Open Front Poncho with Bootcut Jeans and Wedge Pumps

The voluminous poncho works with bootcut jeans because the jeans are fitted through the thighs and don’t start to flare until below the knee. The heeled pumps also add height and help elongate the lower body. I also chose a layering tee that is body conscious, which also helps keep the outfit in proper proportion.

25 Days of Winter Outfit Ideas: Open Front Poncho with Bootcut Jeans and Wedge Pumps

Outfit Details:

open front poncho ($69 + 40% off with code SHAREIT)

layering tee, $25 (sale price)

bootcut jeans via Stitch Fix

wedge pumps (super old)

my Stella & Dot Milana Tassel Necklace ($79), Renegade Bracelet ($59) & Maylee Ring ($29)

similar hoop earrings

Tory Burch Amanda Crossbody (ebay)

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Now go on over and visit Cyndi to see the winter outfit she’s styling today!