During the transition period, we encourage you to put your jackets aside to enjoy poncho outfits. Do you have a poncho in your closet and you don’t know how to wear it? It is one of the fashionable clothing items, but its shape and color can complicate its combination. In this article I will talk about how to wear a poncho. You will see that it can be worn both with casual clothes and with sexier and more feminine clothes. With maxi boots, mini skirts or jeans, there are many combinations that can be done with a poncho.
History of the poncho
In fact, the poncho was in the beginning, that is, over 2500 years ago, only a kind of wool blanket designed to protect the body from the cold and to show the social status of the person wearing it.
This piece of rectangular or square fabric was warm and had a cut in the middle, through which the head could be inserted and to which a kind of hood was later attached, so that the protection against the weather’s steps would be complete.
Because this item of clothing was widely used by ancient men, the traditional poncho also had openings for easier access to the weapons they almost always wore in public.
Historical sources tell us that in modern times, the poncho has been widely used since especially in the second half of the 19th century, more precisely around 1850, by American soldiers. adopted as part of their military uniform. The ponchos used by them were made of a waterproof material, very resistant to cold, wind and rain.
During the civil war, the combat troops used the ponchos that were equipped brilliantly and as beds to be laid on the ground during the night, like a tent sheet today.
Knights, infantry, all were extremely pleased with this type of minimalist cloak, extremely effective against the penetrating cold.
Subsequently, the US military began to use another type of military poncho, made of a rubberized, waterproof canvas, with superior properties to the materials from which it had been previously made.
In the First World War, ponchos arrived on the European continent, in France, serving the fighters, as in America, both as an effective cape against cold, rain, wind, and for the quick making of an improvised shelter.
A poncho remained unchanged for over 2500 years, maybe even longer.
Poncho – be inspired
Worn and accessorized with inspiration, it can be a key piece in the wardrobe that will get you out of the impasse when you don’t know what to wear or when you get bored of classic coats and clothes.
Tricks to keep in mind when wearing a poncho:
# Never wear loose pants when wearing a poncho.
# The blouse you wear under the poncho should be as simple as possible. A shirt or a t-shirt are the best choices. If you want to attract attention, however, choose blouses that have applications on the shoulders or sleeves and avoid those with collars that are visible under the poncho.
# Don’t wear the poncho with hippie pieces, but combine it with trendy clothes.
# Avoid necklaces at the base of the neck and choose long ones.
Poncho wears a lot this year. I saw a lot of beautiful girls who completed their excellent outfit with a poncho. There are many models, from plain to colored, short or long and can be worn in several combinations. If we like the casual outfit, the best way to combine a poncho is with a pair of skinny jeans and high heels. With such an outfit we will have a very feminine and sexy appearance, making the most of a fashionable item of clothing. In order for the outfit not to be too loaded, it is advisable to choose a small handbag, because if we put it on the shoulder it can damage the shape of the poncho.
If we like the casual outfit, the best way to combine a poncho is with a pair of skinny jeans and high heels. With such an outfit we will have a very feminine and sexy appearance, making the most of a fashionable item of clothing. In order for the outfit not to be too loaded, it is advisable to choose a small handbag, because if we put it on the shoulder it can damage the shape of the poncho. Not only is it a piece of resistance for any modern, confident woman, but, as you will notice if you take a tour of online clothing stores, a poncho also has a very affordable price. Of course, there are some that have slightly higher prices, but there are luxury ponchos, made of expensive fabrics, ponchos with natural fur linings at the waist and collar, or ponchos with extra-large hood, models that end up being it is quite far from the original form of such a traditional garment. For this reason, before taking a poncho, a woman should know exactly for what purpose she buys it and what material it should be made of.
Poncho outfits ideas
Casual day outfits with poncho – According to fashion experts, poncho models in neutral and checkered colors have become essential fashion pieces for every age. They are worn by business women as well as teenagers who want to keep up with the trends that appear on the podium. The simplest way to dress this creation is to wear it on your shoulders, lightly, over a sweater and a pair of jeans. I also noticed a trick used by many fashionistas to give a more refined and elegant look to outfits. Fastening the poncho with a thin strap in a similar or neutral tone helps you achieve a mature and more finished set. You will find on the internet many ways to wear a poncho of medium length or oversized ‘oversized’ style.
Elegant office outfits – There are simply no restrictions when it comes to ponchos. Approach this mega-trend even if you are forced to wear suits, white shirts and fabric pants. There is the option completed with a belt or a brooch that is super practical and gives a professional, corporate air to your daily outfits. On the other hand, you can wear light ponchos on your shoulders or on the side. When it comes to design, we advise you to limit yourself to simpler, minimalist models. But, if work allows you to juggle tones and prints, integrate in your business chic sets some more cheerful and versatile pieces.
The identity elements of a poncho
Many of us have a reluctance to purchase clothing items with our own identity. I mean those items that you notice from the moment you enter the store, they are flashy, shrill, they seem difficult to fit into an outfit and I have often seen them badly matched on the street, which is why we avoid them grace, so as not to fall into the same mistakes. I know, the poncho can easily fit into this pattern, due to the identity elements that make it “pretentious”.
To step safely in this area of fashion, let’s recap the specific elements of a poncho and how they combine correctly in an outfit:
Fringes – most ponchos come with bundles. On the sleeves or at the base, sometimes even on the surface of the material. Due to the charged air it will give to your outfit, this type of poncho is worn with solid colors and without other statement accessories, so as to keep a single focus point in your outfit.
Colorful prints – checkered, triangular, rectangular, or all in one! Yes, the South American influence emanates through all the pores of the testament. How to combine such a multitude of colors without fail? Well, if you are a daring person, you can choose a color from the print that we can find in the other articles that make up your outfit. If you want to go safe, wear colorful ponchos in an all black outfit!
Over sizing – most ponchos are oversized, which can discourage you from looking “like in a bag”. If you are petite, it is recommended to choose short ponchos, and to accessorize the long ones with heels and straps that will make you stand out, so that you don’t get completely lost in your outfit. In addition, the poncho combined with short skirts ensures a “wow” effect of lengthening the legs! At other times, the popular “bag” effect, as we call it, is desirable in fashion, so if you enjoy a generous stature, do not shy away from XXL ponchos, which will give you that exotic look and Latin that fashion designers want.
Choose a poncho suitable for the circumstances in which you will wear it
If the shape is often reduced to rectangular or square, a poncho can be made of almost any type of fabric: from Eco-leather, fine or thicker wool fabric, to velvet, satin or thin silk. There are poncho models specially made to protect against the weather, elegant poncho models for special occasions, casual sweater style poncho, shirt type poncho, country poncho, and the enumeration could continue.
The current poncho incarnation (nicely said isn’t it?) Has a much more cape feel and was a quick hit with the street style set. I say cape because it, at first glance, seems… how to say… more useful. From the luxury monogrammed ribbon poncho from Burberry, to several Aztec or graphical models, the poncho definitely proves to be the cover of choice for the season. Moreover, it is a sensational stylish element.