A poncho or cape is the perfect top layer for cozying up as temperatures get cooler and cooler around here. I love that you can take a very simple outfit (jeans and a long sleeved tee or blouse) and dress it up with some fringe, colorblocking or embroidered details. 

These styles are also fantastic for traveling, especially with the holiday travel season sneaking up on us. I’ve always been one to pack a pashmina or scarf in my carry-on bag, because I’m constantly cold, but I’ve traded mine in for a heavier layer and rolling up my favorite cape and keeping it in my bag.

Top 5 Poncho Picks:

Theory Plaid Poncho

Old Navy Plaid Cape 

Ann Taylor Blanket Stripe Poncho 

Elizabeth & James Hooded Cape

ASOS Geo-Tribal Wrap Cape

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