How Styling in a Poncho Can Accommodate Your Mood

How Styling in a Poncho Can Accommodate Your Mood

Love, you know what?! I’m here to be your accountability partner and tell you that you should never look like what you’ve been through. Forget what your past had you feeling like and recognize that your presence wants you to keep those feelings in check. Its easy to let yourself go when growing through something, but thank God I have found the perfect wardrobe piece on those days when you’re really not feeling it (because let’s face it, those days can get the best of us sometimes).

With all my life’s drama with the divorce, I love that I can use clothing as part of my mood pick me up on those not so good days. You know, the go to wardrobe that makes you look good whether you’re feeling up or down because it’s comfortable too. For that reason alone, getting this BB Dakota Poncho (get one here) from the FabFitFun box (your subscription starts here) was one of the BEST things to happen to my wardrobe to help accommodate my mood swings. I’ll explain in more detail, and then I’ll talk about how I styled it. 

A poncho provides comfort ability (and of course warmth) on those days that you are either not feeling like yourself, not in the best mood, on the go busy being a mom or just simply want to feel comfortable, a poncho is the remedy to your look. To me, you can be both comfortable and stylish in a poncho. Especially now that there are many different poncho styles that tailors to each of our own personal style. Throwing on a poncho as part of your ootd gives the flexibility you need to style your look how you want to and can be transitional (by dressing it up or down if you wish).  And have fun with it too. 

You can literally have a style off in a poncho because there are so many ways to style it. Although I kept it basic by styling it two ways. In one shot, I style my poncho in a belt and in another, without the belt.

The belt gives it that sophisticated, feminine and tailored look paired with faux leather leggings (similar leggings here and here) to complete it. And it didn’t hurt to add some knee high low heel boots into the mix (get a similar pair here). Let’s just ponder on the fact that I stretched being comfy, by wearing low heels too. Also let me include that the belt gives my body more of a shape.

Wearing it without the belt creates an easy flow look because of the poncho’s voluminous fabric. In this look, its worn like a cape or a chic sweater. And it may be obvi that as comfortable as the look appears it transitioned into a chic leisure look. 

Other ways you can style a poncho are by wearing it as a dress, as part of your leisurewear, casual street wear with jeans, scarf over a blouse, etc. It makes for a great all around multi-tasking option that can easily blend in to an outfit. 

What do you think about poncho’s? Do you ever style in them? What would be your favorite way to wear one?

Also, you can find my black cuff bracelet and chandelier earrings at Kollectin. Accept my invite to purchase fashionable and trendy pieces. Use code pentenestyles for 20% off and free shipping on your first purchase.  



Pentené Milner is a mother, influencer, stylist and all around lifer. She started Style Me Fancy by Pentené (a style, fashion and lifestyle blog) initially to brand herself as a stylist, but quickly turned it into a place to inspire women to find a sense of empowerment in their personal style. She’s a native of San Diego, California, but made Los Angeles her home in 2002. She enjoys being mom to her tween son, city life, fun with family (and friends that are like family), seeing the world, dressing up, dining, wineries and self caring at a spa. To her, as a former singer, music brings everything to light and many times writes while listening to it.


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