Give your cool-weather classics a break, and meet the new winter essentials on the block. Drapey silhouettes & oversized layers can be worn in a variety of ways, making them fun alternatives to sweaters. Plus, they’re instantly & irrefutably stylish. See how to wear three of our favorite new layers: the poncho, ruana cape & blanket scarf.
How To Wear A Ruana Cape
A traditional Andes outer layer, the ruana gets a modern makeover this year by cross-pollinating with a cape. One-size-fits all wearability makes the ruana cape the perfect throw-on-and-go piece. It’s also the perfect layer for dresses since it resembles a shawl—simply drape it over your shoulders & belt it at the waist to give your silhouette more shape.
How To Wear A Blanket Scarf
We love blanket scarves—they give off that rolled-out-of-bed feel while still looking surprisingly chic. Wear it to work over a blazer or fitted sweater, or with a tee, jeans & booties for an effortless weekend ensemble. For a less bulky look, fold the width of the scarf in half & wrap it around your shoulders. Then, tuck the loose ends in to keep in place or try fastening it with a brooch for a vintage vibe.
How To Wear A Poncho
With oversized knits, it’s all about proportions. Balance out this warm, chunky layer with slimming bottoms like skinny jeans & pointed booties. Add a long necklace to draw eyes up and down, creating an illusion of a lean silhouette while remaining cozy (and comfy!).
Need to refresh your winter layers? Schedule a Fix & ask your Stylist for ponchos, capes or blanket scarves.