What to Wear: Sweater Weather
Even though no embroidered silk caftans were involved in the making of this week’s outfit, and Cavalli didn’t offer up any outdoor-appropriate prints, we still managed to bring in some Gina-worthy drama—and a dash of wow factor for our Jackson Hole adventure.
Yes ladies, even in the middle of “Cowboy Country” you can look fabulous, cozy and chic without donning a pair of chaps and boots. Who knew? I did—duh, but more on that later.
The trick for finding Gina’s style in Jackson Hole was keeping her in labels and luxuries she felt comfortable in, while nodding to our environment in an authentic and fashionable way. Let’s face it, when you put too much emphasis on dressing for your destination, things can get costumey real quick. And instead of blending in you stick out like a sore thumb—or worse, a cliché tourist.
I’m not gonna lie, on packing day up in Montecito there was some discussion of wearing a rather bold suede and rhinestone-studded pant with a teal burn-out silk velvet gypsy top for horseback riding. I’m sure you can imagine who won that battle—the struggle is real.
When it came to styling this outfit of the week, we built everything around one of the biggest trends of the season—the statement knit poncho. While luxury knits are always on point for fall, this season, dramatic capes, dusters and ponchos ruled the runway. Your favorite designers did them up in fringe, plaid and bold blocks of color. This trend is a big carry over from last fall when Burberry made major waves with their blanket-inspired monogram shawls. In no time, the covetable wraps found their way onto the backs of every major supermodel and celebrity across the globe.
We loved this cashmere color-blocked poncho because there was a rustic-meets-luxe quality that felt perfect for fall in Wyoming. This piece was a real statement maker and did most of the talking for Gina’s look. Above all it was comfortable, cozy and perfectly chic with a pair of jeans and boots. Ponchos and longer knits are what I like to call a “one and done” situation. You can throw them on over a tank, blouse or tee and look perfectly put together with little-to-no effort. The rich fall palette elevated the look, and the oversized rolled-neck felt so 70s cool, and on point for the season.
A pair of skinnies tucked into Gina’s Gucci riding boots provided the perfect balance to the volume on top and a great foundation for the poncho. Cavalli gold hoops and a gold and malachite snake ring added a touch of Gina’s signature brand of glamour to this easy daytime look.
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Entwined Serpent Ring
Leather Knee Boot