At NYFW we've seen effortless silhouettes and fresh patterns in autumnal hues, like rustic gingham prints at the Victoria Beckham show and heritage floral prints on the Rebecca Taylor runway. Inspired by nature this season, East Coast fashion blogger Camila Coelho loves the idea of layering country-inspired fabrics, like this Vince Camuto Blanket Poncho (available at Macy's), which reminds her of the great outdoors. Layered with leather for a figure-flattering look or mixed with white for a more romantic feel, a versatile fall staple like this will instantly upgrade your wardrobe, whatever the season.
For Camila's tips on styling the country life trend for fall, check out how she mixes in her new poncho for a night out, dresses it down as a part of her weekend uniform and keeps it classic for a business meeting.
"When I'm running around from meeting to meeting, I like to look pulled-together in classic silhouettes," noted Camila. "A pair of tailored leather leggings, a simple crewneck sweater and a pair of patent leather pumps always makes a good impression in my book. Since it can get chilly indoors, having a cozy yet sophisticated piece like this statement poncho on hand keeps the overall outfit from looking too stuffy but still professional."
"When I go out at night, I love a mostly-neutral look with just a hint of color," she said. "A pair of crisp, white denim pants teamed with a draped beige top is a good starting point. Since the poncho is the focal point of this evening look, a pair of classic pumps in a complementary yellow ties the look together without being too overwhelming."
"I am all about being casually dressed on the weekends," Camila shared. "For brunch or weekend errands, I tend to swap my heels for sneakers. A loose-fitting pleated skirt in black and a heather grey turtleneck are the perfect no-fuss duo. The slouchy poncho pairs well with the less form-fitting separates for a relaxed vibe."
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