Last year, I feel like the poncho and cape was a thing, but this year it is THE thing. I was kind of lukewarm about it last year, but this year I am so on board (tardy to the party, ayyy) partly because I’m all for comfy clothes and partly because this year there are SO many amazing options out there at every price point. I’ve had my eye on this poncho for awhile and my husband scooped it up for me while it was on sale for my birthday. I love how it easily pairs with jeans and boots (a fall go-to outfit option), but was surprised at how chic and unexpected the result was when paired over a mock turtleneck sleeveless shift dress (which is only $38!!). I elevated the look with some statement OTK (over-the-knee) boots and no shame, I wore this outfit two weekends in a row. When it works, it works!