My Plaid Poncho

The September issue (which came out in August) of Redbook Magazine featured this red plaid poncho in their piece “Fab Fall Style Under $100.” It is from Old Navy, one of my favorite places to shop. And for only $39.94 for wool-blend outerwear, I thought this was a great deal! But I couldn’t find it in Old Navy for a really long time. I would check the store, then the website. Nothing. Finally sometime in October, there was the poncho available online. But I really wanted to check out the quality in person before making my purchase. I kept checking in the store and it was not there and the employees had no idea if they would be getting it. Then, finally, I went into my local Old Navy…and there it was…the red plaid poncho I had ben lusting after! And I loved the quality. It is very heavy and very soft. And it has arm holes so it doesn’t keep falling off. On that day, it became mine! Then Old Navy featured it as a Katie Holmes favorite pick.

I layered my poncho over a charcoal gray cowl-neck knit top and paired it with black skinny jeans, tall black boots, and my new favorite fox necklace. Because the poncho is such a statement piece, I kept the rest of my outfit simple.

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Poncho: Old Navy Open-Front Wool-Blend Poncho in Red Plaid.

Top: Cable & Gauge Cowl Neck Oversized Top in Heather Charcoal from TJ Maxx.

Jeans: Women’s Midrise Jegging by Mossimo for Target.

Boots: Relativity Marin Casual Tall Boots in Black from Bon-Ton.

Necklace: LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection Fox Necklace.

I previously paired my poncho with a lightweight black sweater-knit top, boyfriend jeans, taupe Chelsea boots, and a red and silver chunky necklace.

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Sweater: Old Navy. Old, so no longer available. Similar here, here, and here.

Jeans: Old Navy Boyfriend Button-Fly Jeans in Jackson.

Boots: Crown Vintage Tabitha Bootie in Taupe from DSW.

Necklace: Fort Drum Exchange. No longer available. Charming Charlie has a variety of red necklaces here. Kohl’s also has a variety of pretty necklaces in red tones here. Also, I always check Etsy for unique options.

I am so in love with my poncho and will be wearing it a ton this season, I’m sure! Have you joined on the poncho trend yet? How do you style your poncho? I would love to hear from you!

Keeping it on the edge,


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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

24 Responses

  1. I am totally on the poncho/cape trend this fall and I love your red plaid one. So chic and versatile. I added a similar red+plaid poncho just this week.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog as well and linking up Shelbee. Ada. =)

  2. Cute poncho! Glad you finally were able to get one!

  3. Andrea Nine

    Aren’t ponchos great!! I have one on the blog today too. Yours is so so cute!! You look like a Fall model 😉

  4. Absolutely fabulous outfit! You look so beautiful! It’s so stylish!

    p.s. new post about how I met Victoria Beckham already on my blog

    Diana Cloudlet

  5. Great poncho! I love that it has arm holes!!! Glad you were able to hunt it down!

    You look great!

  6. This poncho is adorable and looks so comfy! I’ll have to check it out!

  7. I have been waiting for a pair of leopard booties at Banana Republic that I saw on their Instagram feed and it has not showed up in their stores yet. It kills me that it’s taking forever. Glad the poncho worked for you!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.


  8. Shelbee, I have always been a major fan of ponchos and this one has a fabulous color scheme. Thanks for adding your stylish point of view to the My Refined Style linkup!


  9. Shelbee, I love the grey and the plaid red in your poncho! I am so tempted for one or a blanket scarf!

    Thanks for linking up with MRS Linkup
    jess xx

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