How To Style a Poncho

There are a lot of thin ponchos available these days in beautiful knits and cashmere. I’m often asked what is the “correct” way to wear these ponchos. The truth is that there isn’t just one way. Using your imagination, you can wear your poncho several different ways and create many unique outfits.

I asked my daughter, Betsy, to demonstrate some of the ways she wears the Eden Poncho, by Kerisma.


Traditional Look:
Drape the poncho to one side. This is flattering on everyone.




Place the V to the front of your neck. This style gives the most coverage of your front.




Reverse V:
Twist the poncho around so the V is on your back. This gives a very flattering straight edge look across your front and gives your back the most coverage.




Scarf Look 1:
Gather the poncho lengthwise from the V to the end, wrap around your neck and insert the long end through the opening. This is a traditional scarf look.




Scarf Look 2:
Gather the short end of the poncho and slip over your head with the V in front. This looks flattering inside a winter coat and provides an extra layer of warmth to your front.



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I am new to the fashion world and loving it. My daughter, Betsy, and I own two Scout & Molly’s Boutiques – one in Reston Town Center and one in Ballston Quarter. Our stores are part of a franchise that allows its owners to curate their own collections. So, we are able to match the vendors and designs we bring into our stores to our customers. Thus, you will find unique items in both of our stores. In our Ballston store you will find trendy, reasonably priced clothes for a casual outing, your workday, and special occasions along with lots of fun accessories and gift ideas! Before Betsy and I started this adventure, I enjoyed a career in the private sector offering consulting services to small and medium sized companies. I also devoted a lot of my time to health, educational, cultural, and social service boards. Most recently, I served as Chairman of the Congressional Commission to Study the Potential for an American Women’s History Museum as part of the Smithsonian.

We truly believe that no one style fits all and that we have to have choices for our customers so that she can find something that makes her feel beautiful and comfortable. Our stylists can help our clients step outside their comfort zone, find new trends and approaches to their style in a comfortable environment.

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