In New England a few weeks ago, we had a field day with all the fall styles. Every store we walked into, I found myself trying on sweaters, ponchos, long sleeve shirts, and scarves. Since Fall really hadn’t hit the West Coast, it was my first taste of in-store fall fashion. One of my favorite finds was this poncho sweater I found in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (guide coming tomorrow!). It’s easy to throw on and lightweight, but it really does add a great layer of warmth. I’ve been wearing it mostly while I’m sitting at my desk, but it easily transitions into a poncho sweater outfit to wear out in public!
Poncho Sweater Outfit
I have a number of poncho sweaters in my closet. Between the one my mom made me (see it here), the one my husband bought me, and then my own love for them, they’re recurring in my fall/winter wardrobe. They come in a variety of lengths and knits. I prefer the ones that have more of an upside down V-shape as they give your arms some freedom to do whatever it is they need to do. The long ones will certainly keep you warm, but I find with the right layers, I’m so much happier with the arm mobility!
What to Wear Under a Poncho
Since ponchos aren’t fitted the options of layering underneath them are infinite. I usually start out the season with just a tank top or short sleeve shirt. Then I move to a single long sleeve shirt before layering a tank under a long sleeve shirt. I have a few go to brands for layering tanks and long sleeve tees that I swear by year after year.