What I Wore: Color Block Poncho + Ponte Skinny Pants

I’ve got another outfit for you today. This one is from my capsule. I wore it to church on Sunday morning and then over to my in-laws’ for the afternoon. We took these pictures at their place for a change of scenery.

Fashion Over 40: Black Outfit, Splendid Color Block Poncho, Ponte Knit Skinny Pants, VANELi Jara Wedge Ankle Boots

Most of these pieces are old and you’ve probably seen them all before, but I’ll try to find similar links and I’m giving some tips for wearing ponchos!

This Color-Block Poncho is by Splendid. I picked it up on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early last fall, and I love the quality. This one is sort of similar; it’s the closest I can find. You can see all of their available ponchos here. I love that it actually has armholes so it stays in place.

Fashion Over 40: Black Outfit, Splendid Color Block Poncho, Ponte Knit Skinny Pants, VANELi Jara Wedge Ankle Boots
My pants are lined with fleece, so they’re super warm. They came from Goodnight Macaroon a few years ago, and I wear them a lot in the wintertime because they’re so cozy and flattering. Unfortunately I haven’t found anything quite like them since, but ponte pants or even black jeans would achieve the same look.

I know some of you feel you can’t wear ponchos, but the key is to choose pants that have a snug fit to offset the volume of the poncho on top. Heels also help to visually elongate the body and create a slimmer look.

You also want to make sure the poncho is cut in a flattering way. I have learned through trial and error that I look better in ponchos that dip in the front and are thin enough to drape nicely. I don’t care as much for the ones that are cut straight across the hip area, like this one, because that is where my body is the widest. 

Fashion Over 40: Black Outfit, Splendid Color Block Poncho, Ponte Knit Skinny Pants, VANELi Jara Wedge Ankle Boots

And let’s discuss these boots.

Fashion Over 40: Black Outfit, Splendid Color Block Poncho, Ponte Knit Skinny Pants, VANELi Jara Wedge Ankle Boots

I adore these wedge ankle boots. They were sent to me from Marmi Shoes last fall, and they’re currently on sale for $157 (originally $225.) They come in medium and narrow widths. These ankle boots are so super comfortable. I wore them all day and my feet didn’t hurt a bit. They’re even soft on the inside, so I didn’t bother wearing socks. I know, I’m weird. Of course, thin black socks would work perfectly well with them, and they would have kept my feet warmer!

Fashion Over 40: Black Outfit, Splendid Color Block Poncho, Ponte Knit Skinny Pants, VANELi Jara Wedge Ankle Boots

Fashion Over 40: Black Outfit, Splendid Color Block Poncho, Ponte Knit Skinny Pants, VANELi Jara Wedge Ankle Boots

I carried my port Mini Crosby Crossbody for color. It’s on sale for $130 at Amazon. The bracelets were sent to me from Alex and Ani, and the Half Moon Earrings are Silpada. I thought a necklace would interfere with the neckline so I went for larger earrings instead.

Fashion Over 40: Black Outfit, Splendid Color Block Poncho, Ponte Knit Skinny Pants, VANELi Jara Wedge Ankle Boots

I just wore a plain black t-shirt under my poncho. I like the monochromatic look of the outfit. Mine is old, but this one is similar.

Fashion Over 40: Black Outfit, Splendid Color Block Poncho, Ponte Knit Skinny Pants, VANELi Jara Wedge Ankle Boots

Splendid Color Block Poncho (see other ponchos by Splendid) | similar black tee | similar ponte skinny pants or black skinny jeans (cheaper option) | Mini Crosby Crossbody in Port $130 | VANELi Jara c/o Marmi Shoes | bracelets c/o Alex and AniSilpada Half Moon Earrings

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