New Winter Layers: Poncho, Ruana, Blanket Scarf

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.

What's a ruana anyways? We show you how to style this delightful new layer.

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.

Learn how to wear the new layers of winter.

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.

Learn how to wear the new layers of winter.

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!).

Are you ready to master the art of layering? Take your style quiz and schedule a Fix. Leave a request note for your stylist to let them know you’re ready to level up the coziness this season with a poncho, ruana or blanket scarf. Or, head over to Stitch Fix Freestyle™  to instantly buy a plethora of layering options. Sit back, relax and we’ll send layering essentials curated just for you right to your doorstep. Keep what you love and send back the rest. Shipping and returns are always free.

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