Layer Up This Fall with Pretty Ponchos

Fall and winter essentials consist of many things; heavy knits, layering pieces and cozy textiles. Thankfully, one key garment combines all these things in one: The poncho. As an iconic piece of folk style, the poncho provides perfect layering potential with a bit of bohemian flair — the look is either the ideal lightweight piece on a mild fall day or a sheltering, layering item when the weather calls for bundling up.

A staggering number of designers appropriated the look into stylized pieces of outerwear that hung nonchalantly over models’ shoulders like a warm throw. Etro draped them across the chest and back, Issa took an artistic approach with painterly blocks of color, Burberry wrapped shoulders up for a snug yet stylish topper and Tommy Hilfiger presented a slope-suited layer ideal for cozying up chalet-side.

See the styles you need to shop and the inspiration behind them from the runway.