Getting the perfect fabric to create a poncho is almost as difficult as looking for one if you are living in Kenya. My dad got me this poncho in Ethiopia a while back and it was not until a few weeks ago that I realized I had a major trend sited at the far corner of my wardrobe. I realize I am slowly getting drawn to the West African culture. The music, the prints, their love for what they do but mostly how they support one another’s talents…but that’s a story for another day.
What is a poncho you ask…
In my own words, its a sweater mostly woolen ( or made of any heavy fabric) shaped like a circle skirt. Some of them are open at the front allowing you to show off your top while others like mine are all covered up and perfect for the cold season.
I am yet to come across a photo of someone wearing a poncho with something short and stare in awe. I find a pants/ tights and poncho ensemble oozing of elegance and embracing the cold season better. But if the poncho is open then I guess it will look okay.
I wore my poncho over a thick turtle neck crop top and a pair or pants then folded the turtle neck over my poncho to make it look like it was one piece. Not so shabby huh! I was freezing that morning. I then went for minimal accessories and tied my hair in a ponytail ( let it loose for the photo). Nude heels just brought the whole look together.
Can we just talk about how great that print looks. Its right in the center creating a pop of color from a otherwise neutral outfit and giving me that Ethiopian vibe I am currently so into.