File under trends from the early 2000s that we never thought we'd give another chance: The poncho. While just the word itself brings about shudders as we remember having
to have what was basically a wearable crochet blanket draped over our shoulders, Blake Lively
just might be changing our minds.
The former Gossip Girl
star has been spotted multiple times in surprisingly chic poncho looks both last fall and this fall, and we have to admit that it's that perfect cozy, effortless look we've aiming for as the temperatures start to drop. Her most recent poncho outfit, which she was spotted rocking in Brooklyn last month, just might be her best yet.Blake paired the snuggly blanket wrap with tights and over-the-knee boots, and the colorful look totally popped against the rest of her outfit - she's definitely making us rethink the lack of color in a lot of our winter outfits! Want to get the look? Here's how we'll be test-driving her ensemble this season.
The quickest way to dress up a burgundy-hued poncho ($69.90, Zara
)? Opt for a collared button-down chambray shirt ($72, Madewell
), which adds structure to your slouchy top layer. While we love Blake's tights, leather leggings ($36, Lord & Taylor
) are a more practical pick in chillier temperatures. Bonus: You'll basically feel like you're rocking leggings and a snuggly blanket all day! Take cues from Blake and add a pair of on-trend over-the-knee boots ($81, ASOS
) in gray suede. A wool fedora ($38, Abercrombie & Fitch
) and slouchy bucket bag ($27.90, Forever 21
) are the perfect effortless accessories to finish the look.