Striped Poncho with Low-Heel Booties
I’m a sucker for a poncho, and LOFT never disappoints. This flowy Striped Poncho Sweater is cute and cozy, and it has all my favorite fall colors. The second I saw it on the LOFT website, I knew it was begging to be paired with these plum skinny jeans. It’s selling fast, as it is currently marked 40% off.
This sweater is seriously so soft and cozy, and I like how it is sewn together under the arms so it stays in place. I layered it over one of my WHBM layering tees. I have this tee in grey and ecru, but I chose the ecru for this outfit because I liked the contrast against the grey background of the sweater.
Here’s a look at the back. I bought the Medium because they were out of the XS/S at the time, but I think I could have gone with the smaller size because it’s quite voluminous. It’s supposed to be oversized, though, so I think it works.
I generally don’t like ponchos that are cut straight across the front, but this one drapes nicely, and the cut works well with the horizontal stripes.
My aubergine skinnies were a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchase, and I’m finally getting to wear them now that fall weather has officially arrived! They pair beautifully with this poncho, but they also go with so many of the other neutral sweaters in my closet. They look great with black, grey, beige, and ivory.
I also like how the sweater has a wide boat neck — it’s more flattering than a turtleneck, and it keeps you from overheating if the weather isn’t super cold. Of course, if you want the warmth of a turtleneck, you can always layer one underneath.
The VANELi Beatriz suede booties were gifted by Marmi Shoes, and the are the perfect bookend to this outfit. I love how they draw the eye down and then back up to the grey in the sweater.
The lower shaft is nice becasue it creates a longer leg line than a taller bootie, and with a long sweater like this, you want as much leg showing as possible to keep the proper balance.
These shoes are lined with leather, so they are incredibly soft and luxurious inside. I didn’t wear socks with them, but I will when it gets colder. The low heel is also nice for a change. I love the look of a higher heel, but this is more practical for casual events. I wore this outfit to our ladies’ bible study on Saturday.
I accessorized with silver. This long charm necklace was gifted from White House Black Market. It is no longer online, but this one is similar. I like the super long style with this poncho. With the horizontal stripes in the sweater, I wanted something long like this to draw the eye in and down.
Finally, I carried a grey crossbody that blends in with the outfit so as to not draw attention away from the sweater. Since mine is sold out, I’ve been linking to this Nylon Swingpack.
I’ve had some people who are taking the Adore Your Wardrobe course that I recommended email and ask me how I reconcile ponchos and leggings with the AYW guidelines. (Not that I’m wearing leggings here, but you could totally wear them with this – it would be the same effect.) I definitely take what I learned in the course into consideration when I’m styling these pieces, but I know that this outfit is definitely not as flattering as one that flatters my curves and creates an hourglass silhouette. I still like the look for something different.
As far as leggings go, I’ve never really loved them. I’d rather wear skinny jeans with a poncho or tunic, but that’s my personal preference. When I do wear leggings, I wear tall boots to help balance out a more voluminous top half.
LOFT Striped Poncho Sweater // Paige Verdugo Skinny Jeans in Aubergine // VANELi Beatriz in Grey Suede c/o Marmi Shoes // my bag is sold out; this is similar: Tory Burch Ella Nylon Swingpack // similar necklace
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