“Skinny jeans are out, fringe is in, and ponchos are forever”. This statement appeared on last nights episode of American Horror Story and was my inspiration for this quote. However I don’t agree with the first part of the statement, what follows is absolutely true. When I think of ponchos I think back to the time in grade school when ponchos were popular and I absolutely hated them. My aunt had bought me a purple knit poncho from the Limited Too and I took it straight back to the store. Today, my opinion of ponchos has changed and I am in love. This piece can be easily dressed up or down while still looking fashionable. Pair with a statement necklace, heals, and a clutch to give a more fashionable night out look. To dress this look down simply pair with a plain long sleeve shirt underneath, with a pair of converse, and a cross body bag or backpack. Pair with leather leggings, black leggings, or skinny jeans to complete this look. This piece of clothing is essentially a blanket that you throw around yourself to keep warm in the cold. I love the looks that can be created with the poncho and the fact that it is loose fitted to allow for some breathing room.