Capes and Ponchos for Dressy Occasions
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That fantastic cape or poncho you have can be a perfect outer layer to a dressy outfit. You certainly don’t want to put on your ski jacket for warmth when you are going out. To me, throwing a poncho over your outfit adds an element of flair. We wore these same items for a casual day and out to an appointment.
50’s Cape/Poncho: I tried tying the ends of my poncho in the front. As much as I like the idea of it, is ends up looking kind of weird. Almost like I have a large tumor in the front of my body. I bet it would work better if I held it together with a pin or brooch.
Poncho: Charlotte Russe (similar here)~~Skirt: Emanuel Ungaro-thrifted (similar here)~~Sweater: Catherine Malandrino (similar here)~~Shoes: Isabel Toledo for Payless (similar here)~~Earrings: BaubleBar (similar here)
60’s Cape/Poncho: You may think it silly to be bare legged when there’s snow on the ground. But if you live in Denver, you know that the sun can warm it up to 60 degrees after a snow!
Poncho: Charlotte Russe (similar here)~~Dress: LOFT (similar here)~~Turtleneck: Coldwater Creek (similar here)~~Shoes: Michael Shannon (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
70’s Cape/Poncho: This time the cape really is the stand out to the outfit. I’d want mom to wear this to an event where she wouldn’t be taking off her coat.
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