What could be more practical than a blanket coat for winter 2016? Think of the multitude of layers that it can hide! It’s equally at home on your sofa as it is when protecting you from the elements, and can safely be adopted as your new best friend.
Cara Delevingne pointed us in the right direction along the Burberry Prosum runway, and you’ll lust after their cashmere blend, for sure. Olivia Palermo, Sienna Miller, Alexa Chung, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and SJP (say no more) are among the A-listers flaunting monogrammed ponchos in Cara’s slip stream. If your budget doesn’t stretch to that, personalise your own.
May we point out, by the way, that this is more than just a distant cousin of the oversized scarf, with the blanket coat offering endless versatility and variety of shape, style, colour and fabric. Stella McCartney fashioned hers in houndstooth on wool, and as a wrap front coat, while Chloé chose an alpaca-blend cape, and Isabel Marant interpreted it as a kaftan coat over a turtleneck sweater.
Go the Burberry way with blocks of bold colour, or warm brown shades on black and grey. Grab monochrome geometrics or ethnic prints, and team with an oversized bag. Step out instead in a jacquard pattern with leather pants, or put plaid with skinnies and a tee. Have fun with a reversible poncho – try black and white houndstooth with a red tartan – or pair buffalo check with ripped jeans and chain boots.
Adorn with fringes, furry collars or hoods, and define with contrasting edges. Pull on a beanie or a fedora, and finish with sunnies. Fasten the whole with a pin or a belt, or just just wrap it around. Simply drape it over one shoulder if the day is mild, or celebrate the spring in an asymmetrical blanket coat over denim shorts and shirt.
If this is all a bit too untamed for you, opt for a salt and pepper maxi trench with skinny jeans and ankle boots, or a textured blanket wrap coat. Keep the mood calm with pastels and neutrals, and switch between fleece, knits, faux-fur capes, and long ponchos.
On mornings when you’re reluctant to creep out from under the duvet, the blanket coat trend makes for a relatively painless transition. Layer shamelessly and choose your style, and we promise that even the worst winter’s day won’t seem so bad.
Poncho Trend: The featured photo is of Alexa Carolin Thiele wearing an Aztec print poncho from Asos
Krystal Schlegel has created a fabulous autumn style here, pairing this patchwork blanket coat with skinny jeans and over the knee boots to create a sleek yet comfortable finish.
Coat: Steve Madden, Boots/Jeans: Nordstrom.
The blanket coat trend has never been hotter than it is right now! Pam Hetlinger has paired this block print piece with thigh high black boots for a sexy and sophisticated style which we adore!
An Aztec style poncho is the ultimate festival must-have. Barbara Ines is looking super bohemian in this oversized grey and white piece, worn with cowboy style frayed boots and a leather satchel. We love this look!
Poncho: Berskha, Bag: Mariosca, Boots: Zara.
Sara Escudero is wearing a gorgeous striped poncho with frayed detail at the seams; an easy and stylish spring look which you can try! Pair this item with studded boots to steal Sara’s authentic style.
Poncho: Majexclusive Edit 8, Jersey: Sales, Leggings: Reiss, Booties: Celine.
Kenza Zouiten wears a sleek and subtle aztec poncho with standard wide leg black trousers and sneakers, creating a cute and easy winter look!
Poncho: River Island, Trousers: NLY Trend, Jacket: Jofama By Kenza, Shoes: Converse.
Annabelle Fleur looks ultra glamorous in this cream and beige poncho from Club Monaco. Wear a similar piece over jeans with a pair of Chelsea boots to steal Annabelle’s look!
Poncho: Club Monaco, Jeans: Citizens of Humanity, Boots: Chelsea Paris.
Match a poncho with a fringed leather bag to add another dimension to your look. Alison Liaudat finishes off this casual outfit with a classic fedora.
Poncho: Manidou, Jeans: Levi’s via Zalando, Lace-up Flats: Steve Madden, Fringed Bag: La Redoute.
Lisa Dengler wears an oversized black poncho over a beige knit, paired with a matching hat.
Boots: Aldo, Poncho: Aritzia, Turtleneck: Tommy Hilfiger.
Bo Mulder wears a trendy grey poncho with wide legged trousers and a super cute Mulberry mini bag.
Poncho: Super Trash, Mini Bag: Mulberry.
This classic greyscale blanket coat looks ultra cool worn with a sheer lace top and skinny black jeans. Via gigglesndimples.
Top: KappAhl, Poncho: Holzweiler, Shoes: Alexander Wang, Belt: The Kooples, Bag: Adax.
Sofya Benzakour wears a gorgeous traditional style poncho over ripped denim jeans and with a pair of wedge heeled boots.
Poncho: Fashion Pills, Jeans: Mango, Boots: Primark, Tee: Majestic Filiatures.
Annabelle Fleur wears an edgy Aztec style blanket coat.
Blanket Coat/Leggings/Sweater: Express.
Marissa Meade wears the blanket coat trend with jeans, shades, and a wide brimmed hat.
Coat: Talbots, Jeans: Nordstrom.
This patchwork poncho looks super cute on Emilie Tommerberg.
Darja Barannik wears her poncho over black skinny jeans, and finishes the look with a pair of patterned heels.
Poncho: Holzweiler, Jeans: Tiger of Sweeden, Shooes: Jimmy Choo.
Darja Barannik looks super cool in this monochrome poncho from Hope.
Tee: Elle&il, Shoes: Prada, Trousers: Mango.
Emilie Tommerberg pairs her cute grey poncho with skinny black jeans and ankle boots.
Try pairing your poncho with boyfriend jeans and patent black ankle boots for a simple but sophisticated look. Via Lisa D Cahue.
Jeans: Rag & Bone, Boots: Acne Studios.
Jean Wang wears her blanket coat over a cream knit jumper and denim jeans; a simple but stylish look, perfect for Autumn!
This cute red and beige gingham blanket coat goes a treat with skinny denim jeans and pale heels. Via Arielle Nachami.
Poncho/Bag: Adam Lippes for Target.
This tartan poncho looks totally cute with skinny grey jeans and heels. Via Helena Glazer.
Poncho: Theory, Sweater: H&M, Denim: H&M, Shoes: Manolo Blahnik.
Wear your brown, black and burgundy coloured poncho over matching leggings and shoes. Via Deniz Selin
Satchel: Vince Camuto, Leggings/Poncho: Dynamite Clothing, Boots: Shoedazzle
Pair a blanket coat with over the knee boots and a wide brimmed hat for casual sophistication. Via Lene Orvik.
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Poncho & Hat: Miss Selfridge.
Jessica R. is wearing fringed black blanket coat with cream heels.
Cardigan, Watch, Earrings: Ross, Bag: Michael Kors.
Blanket Coat Fashion Trend: Sharareh Sophia is wearing a creme Bikbok aztec print blanket coat
Blanket Cape Coat: Sofi Fahrman is wearing a creme and navy Malene Birger fringed poncho
How To Wear A Blanket Coat: Mary is wearing a creme pinstripe poncho
Blanket Coat Trend: Sara Escudero is wearing an aztec print Fashion Pills poncho
Pam Hetlinger is wearing a navy blue Club Monaco blanket coat
Poncho Cape Trend: Sheryl Luke is wearing a lightweight stripe open poncho from Urban Outfitters
Sonja Rychkova is wearing a poncho from Against.
Blanket Coat Trend: Stella Wants To Die is wearing a white blanket coat from Zara
Raquel Paiva is wearing a blue, red and white poncho from Forever 21
Aida Domenech is wearing a Lana Katane poncho from Samy Road
Vanja Milicevic is wearing a black and grey poncho from Zara
Mary Seng is wearing a grey and red poncho from TopShop
Paulien Riemis is wearing a blanket coat from Scapa Home
Leonie Sophie is wearing a grey and black long poncho from Zara