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summer layering with ponchos

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ponchos are typically thought of as a fall/winter thing, at least in my mind, but with our may catalog we decided to breathe some new life into the poncho as a light and easy summer layer – and the perfect beach cover-up. the idea of ponchos on the beach was first introduced to the fashion world back in the 70s – check out these images i found on tumblr!

these definitely play on the idea of using the poncho as a cover up and when you take it off, using it as a beach blanket – the boxy shape of ponchos makes them perfect for this. but that’s just one reason why they’re so great- in addition to being functional, they can also be really cute and sexy. here are some images I love of stylish gals rocking ponchos the summer way!





even heavier ponchos can work on a cooler spring/summer day- love how they look with shorts or a skirt and bare legs!

personally i can’t get over how this poncho is styled on our website with the nightcap lace bellbottoms. i would definitely wear this for a laid-back night out in summer after spending the day lounging on the beach!


items pictured: kona pointelle poncho, nightcap lace bell bottom – color coming soon!, on the fringe poncho, miranda sun hat, loa woven bracelets, fresno aviators, vacancy bustier bikini, arrow straw beach tote, terry cloth lined towel.

recommended summer reading: the rum diary by hunter s. thompson :)

click on images for sources.

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Oda -May 19, 2011, 3:26PM

I agree!!! I love the idea of using a poncho as a cover up. Plus, I live in Norway, so the evenings get pretty cool in the summer and what better to wear ? <3

Earth Grrl -May 19, 2011, 3:52PM

So when do the lace bell bottoms become available in that color? Wowzers!

fp julia -May 19, 2011, 4:02PM

earth grrl – very soon! they’re a june item so look for them around the 1st!

boho diva -May 19, 2011, 4:41PM

Gorgeous!! I love ponchos and have quite the collection that I haven’t worn in years! I can’t wait to start throwing them on over all my bathing suits this summer!

Peace & love, Boho Diva

Carrie -May 19, 2011, 5:18PM

so absolutely beautiful…can’t wait to toss one on over a pair of distressed shorts and a tank for late afternoon. sas-sy!

Taylor -May 19, 2011, 5:21PM

I want those pants!!! holy cow! Spanish moss had a few pairs similar made by American Gold…:D

Ashley -May 19, 2011, 7:08PM

P.S. The Rum Diary is one of my all time favorite books! I can’t wait until it’s released as a movie, I’ve heard Johnny Depp is playing the lead <3

Chris -June 1, 2011, 11:06PM

Will you be getting any more of the Nightcap Lace Bell Bottoms in the tobacco color in? Sold out online!

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