This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click and/or make a purchase, I may earn a few cents at no additional cost to you. Any products gifted by a brand will be marked "c/o." Thanks for helping make this blog possible! <3
This month marks one full year of Diversity Chic and honestly…I can’t believe it. If you’re new here…
Diversity Chic is a collaboration of Dallas bloggers showcasing current fashion trends on a variety of skin tones, hair colors, body types and heights. Each month we will feature a new trend tailored to our personalities and style.
Our focus is to explore the world of fashion in its unique, diverse, and stylish manner – one trend at a time.
This collaboration is something that’s really near and dear to my heart. I feel like I gush about it every month but I’m going to go ahead and do it a little more. The world of fashion (although sometimes good changes are made) tends to put people in a box. You have to look, act, feel a certain way and with Diversity Chic we’re proving it wrong one trend at a time. Each of us has a different body type, skin tone, and personal style but every month we bring it, no matter what trend we’re working on. That’s what we want you to do – don’t be hesitant to try out a trend because you don’t look like the girls you see on Pinterest. Just find a way to make it work and freaking WERK IT! Then make sure to use the hashtag #diversitychicinspired on Instagram so we can connect!
This month we’re taking it one step further by bringing Christian into the mix! I’ve always had it in the back of my mind that I’d love to bring a guy in for one month and ponchos was a perfect opportunity! Of course, Christian nailed it. I’m loving how each of us styled our poncho in a totally different way!
Since I’ve worn a poncho again and again and again and again on this blog, I tried to come up with a look that was really different from what I wore previously. I usually pair ponchos with more casual pieces since they scream comfort but this time around I wanted to go glam. I went a little nuts with the statement jewelry but I think it actually works. With any other look it might be over the top but I’m into it here. I also wore my thrifted Gianni Bini heels to elevate the look even more. (See what I did there…elevated….because they’re heels….)
Poncho: Forever 21 ($10; similar; similar; similar) | Necklace: BaubleBar ($20 on sale; exact) | Ring: BaubleBar ($32 and worth every penny; exact) | Leggings: Target (really old; similar) | Heels: Thrifted ($8; similar) | Lips: NYX Matte Lipstick in Minx ($6; exact) | Earrings: Rocksbox (exact here or use the code valerybrennanxoxo to get a month of Rocksbox FREE) | Photos by Stephanie Drenka
What’s your favorite way to wear a poncho? Got any styling tips for me?