The Easiest Wardrobe Piece You’ll Ever Wear

Gray Tan Red Over the Knee Boot Fall Outfit RuanaAny item in your wardrobe should satisfy one of two criteria: utility and joy.

— Stacy London

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Ruana – c/o Sole Society || Dress – Forever 21 (similar|| Boots – Stuart Weitzman Lowland (budget options: 12) || Bag – Forever 21 (similar|| Necklace – c/o Bauble Bar || Cuff – c/o Bauble Bar (similar|| Ring – c/o Bauble Bar || Sunglasses – Le Specs || Lips – Stila in ‘Beso’

Photos courtesy of Heidi of Wishes & Reality

Isn’t this ruana (a wool poncho with an opening in the front) just lovely?

Until this fall, I’ve never DARED wear a poncho of any kind…

I’m petite with a lot of curves and a large piece of fabric dropped over my head was bound to just make me look large, right? If not pregnant…

WRONG!

Oh-so-wrong.

Who knew a glorified blanket could be such a wardrobe savior!?

This ruana has quickly become one of my favorite go-tos (and one of my 14 Autumn Wardrobe Essentials!). It’s such an easy way to feel chic AND cozy. And since you know I’m a fan of classy outfits that just so happen to be as comfortable as pjs, I’m sure this comes as no surprise.

The best part? This one is under $60 but looks SO similar to the $1,500 shawls Burberry has on the market right now.

Trendy? Check. Easy? Check. And all for a fraction of the price of nearly identical designer options? Double check!

And for the dozens of you who reached out to me after yesterday’s post, THANK YOU. I have been absolutely humbled by the love and kindness I’ve received since opening up in such a raw way. I’m so thrilled to report that my grandmother has made what can only be deemed a miraculous recovery and managed to be admitted to rehab last night. Time will hopefully prove that’s she’s much stronger than the frail 90-year-old she appears to be. I intend to stay here in Florida for at least a few more days to organize her care, speak with social workers, and try to get a sense for just how much she will actually improve but for the first time this week I’m actually feeling optimistic. Thank you so much for your kindness and love!

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  • You look darling Ashley! I love this pancho, it’s going to be prefect for the cool days ahead! It’s taken me a while to like panchos also but now I wear them all the time! I hope you are doing well girlfriend!!

    xo, Sarah

  • Olia Majd

    Beautiful! Hope you’ll stop by my blog for the latest post!

    Love, Olia

  • Such a gorgeous, look for the chillier temperatures! I love all the little details like that cross-over ring and the long necklace. Ponchos are my favourite for Fall/ Winter styling and layering!

    Ellie 🙂

  • Nice pair of OTK boots!
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  • Jodie Filogomo

    First, I love the quote—it’s so, so true!
    And I totally know what you mean about capes and being short! But I think they work so well, and they feel so elegant!!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com