Tori, my stepdaughter and I are back with another post in our One Trend, Two Generations series. This time we’re wearing ponchos and capes!
The poncho and cape trend has been in fashion for years. Tori and I love them because they are so easy to style and they keep you warm and comfortable. Plus, they are a very forgiving trend. No need to break out the shape wear when you’re draped in a poncho or cape!
Recently, our friends at Montecristi Panama Hats of Napa Valley started carrying their gorgeous capes, shawls and ponchos online. Have a look at the new Capes, Shawls and Ponchos collection (you might recognize the models on their new page!).
Tori is wearing the Mercedes Poncho from Ecuador, named after owner and matron of the Anda family.
It is 100% acrylic so it’s washable and very, very soft. The medium gauge knit will keep you warm, too. It’s like wrapping yourself up in a cozy blanket while looking stylish. For added style and warmth, Tori wears her Milano hat with her poncho, worn without the removable feather plume.
I’m wearing the Gil Cape from Kuna. Kuna is a Peruvian company that makes high-quality garments with carefully selected natural fibers. The Gil Cape is made from Baby Royal Alpaca fibers making it incredibly soft and giving it a light sheen.
The owners of Montecristi Panama Hat Company gave me this cape a few months ago as a thank you gift as my husband and I did some modeling for their website over the summer. A frustrated model in my teen years, I would have modeled for nothing and am so grateful for this special gift.
Tori gave her poncho look some edge by wearing faux leather leggings and black booties with a chunky heel.
I thought my cape deserved some extra glamour. I started with a head-to-toe all black outfit – a black turtleneck, Stella Carakasi leggings and tall boots – and accessorized with a Louis Vuitton satchel, gold-rimmed Ray-Bans and a gold tassel necklace. This look combines warm comfort with glamorous style and would work for day or night. The Gil Cape also comes in a deep black shade.
Tori and I love the folded collar and button detail of the Mercedes Poncho, giving it a little extra character. The knitted bands add dimensions of color and texture. The Mercedes Poncho also comes in black.
I plan on wearing my cape frequently this season. It keeps me warm, the color is rich and versatile and it’s so luxurious! Next time, I want to style it casually with jeans and perhaps an off-white, lightweight sweater and a cool winter hat.
Do you wear capes and ponchos?
If so, how do you style yours?
To celebrate the addition of the new online collection, the Anda family of Montecristi Panama Hat Company of Napa Valley is generously offering my readers 20% off any item on the Capes, Shawls and Ponchos page.
Just enter the code PONCHO20 at checkout. Offer good until midnight, PST on November 28th, 2014 (Black Friday).
A quick reminder that How I Wear My: Sweater is right around the corner! Deadline for submission is December 1st. Send your photo (600 pix or wider, please!) and outfit description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to see who is wearing what today on Visible Monday!
Make it a rich day!
Disclosure: I was given my poncho/cape as a gift from the Anda Family of Montecristi Panama Hats of Napa Valley last summer. Tori wore the Mercedes Poncho for the post and was given the Milano hat to keep. All opinions expressed here are my own.