How to style a Missoni poncho


I’ve had this poncho for years, and I’ve only worn it a handful of times. I bought it at full price, and it was a lot more expensive than most of my clothes. But it was love at first sight, and you can’t put a price tag on love (that’s what credit cards are for… just joking). I still love it, I think it’s quite a statement piece. And I think it’s time it starts earning its keep.

I don’t usually buy clothes that I don’t wear, and I’m very efficient when it comes to getting rid of clothes that have lost their appeal. But I hang on to this one, thinking that one day I will find a way to wear it. Well, this is a step in that direction…


From a purely practical point of view, I find the poncho a bit challenging. For starters, it’s too bulky to be worn under a winter coat. And when it’s warm enough to lose the coat, it’s probably too warm for a wool poncho…

And the neckline is quite wide, and I need something around my neck to keep me warm and help me avoid catching a cold (I don’t wear scarves just for fun…). Of course, the logical solution would be to wear a turtleneck underneath. Except that I can’t stand them; they make me feel I’m being strangled…

Oh, and I lost the belt that came with the poncho, too. But I think this old belt works just fine (and I can’t remember where or when I got it…).

how to style a Missoni poncho

Everything I’m wearing is old:

poncho: Missoni  / bag: Gloria Ortiz (El Corte Inglés) / top: Primark / trousers: Marks and Spencer / shoes: Clarks / sunglasses: Prada / ear rings: Thomas Sabo 

What do you do with clothes that are difficult to wear or style?


Linking up with: Visible Monday, Styled Up, Turning Heads. I Feel Pretty, What I Wore


  1. Natalia Lialina
    March 22, 2015 / 4:54 pm

    This poncho is fantastic!! And you styled it beautifully, Tiina – well done, wear it a lot! xxx

    • Tiina L
      March 23, 2015 / 5:20 pm

      Thanks, Natalia. You're right, I should wear it, it's no use just stored in the closet…

  2. Patti
    March 22, 2015 / 10:08 pm

    I can see why you love this poncho – it's really special. I think your own belt looks fantastic with it. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xo.

    • Tiina L
      March 23, 2015 / 5:20 pm

      Thanks, Patti.

  3. Jill James
    March 22, 2015 / 10:13 pm

    Your poncho suits you so very well, such great colours. Your belt is perfect as is that wonderful purple bag. I am the same with turtle neck jumpers, not only do they strangle me , they make my short neck non existent, so sorry I have no answer to the neck problem.

    • Tiina L
      March 23, 2015 / 5:22 pm

      Thanks, Jill. I think it was the colours that first attracted me to this poncho, and I still like them.

  4. Mrs C
    March 23, 2015 / 5:38 am

    Stunning! This is a poncho and a cape in one! Honestly, I am not too big on Missoni print. I have a long cardigan by them that I hardly worn and thought of bringing that with me as my item for the clothing swap at Suzanne's 40+ Blogger Meet Up in Vancouver this summer (if my schedule permits). It's a great piece and deserve to be worn and hopefully somebody will take it home. I think I just don't do too well with prints in general, but I always adore prints on others. I think you did a fantastic job here with this print especially when you distribute the color evenly. Yes, I agree that you might need a high neck top inside.. What about a button down fitted shirt instead?

    • Tiina L
      March 23, 2015 / 5:55 pm

      Thanks! I'm not big on loud prints, either. I tend to choose rather modest or subtle prints and add solid colours, But I've always loved Missoni.

  5. Jessica Jannenga
    March 23, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    I love this color palette on you The pinks, lavendars, love the print. I love how you mixed it with a lilac bag and purple flats too, great look!!stop by when you canjess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.comLook forward to seeing you tomorrow at Turning Heads Tuesday Linkup!

    • Tiina L
      March 23, 2015 / 5:56 pm

      Thanks, Jessica. I'll be sure to stop by your link-up tomorrow.

  6. Idoia Bilbao Parisse
    March 23, 2015 / 6:38 pm

    I love your looks! This cape is a color explosion! Marvelous!

    • Tiina L
      March 23, 2015 / 6:47 pm

      Thank you!

  7. Jessica Jannenga
    March 24, 2015 / 4:18 pm

    Love this pattern and colors, a great investment!! Love your bag as well, great color.thank you for participating in Turning Heads Tuesday!!jess

    • Tiina L
      March 25, 2015 / 4:27 pm

      Thanks, Jessica.

  8. Jan Graham-McMillen
    March 25, 2015 / 12:29 am

    Classic … just like you! Not old! Very cool poncho, very of the moment, and in your special color palette. Well styled, of course, and bound to take you though spring in fine form!

    • Tiina L
      March 25, 2015 / 4:28 pm

      Thanks, Jan. I'm so looking forward to spring…

  9. Dana Jo
    March 25, 2015 / 11:47 am

    Gorgeous poncho!! The colors are heavenly beautiful! And you have shown a great way how to style it. Simple but stylish and elegant! LOVE your bag an it´s color!! <3have a good timeDana :)

    • Tiina L
      March 25, 2015 / 4:29 pm

      Thanks! Yes, the bag is a delicious colour… we need more colour, it's almost spring, right?

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