Let’s get down to business, what’s the difference between a poncho and a ruana? By the look of these pictures, it looks like I’m wearing a poncho. And don’t get me wrong, that’s what I was actually calling them 😉 But the difference between both is a poncho doesn’t have arm holes and a ruana would. Ruana is also an open style piece, whereas ponchos are either slit over your head or have button closures.
I loved this ruana the moment we decided to buy it for our boutique. Not only does it have my favorite plaid print colors, but also for the pockets! I know I’m not the only one that gets excited when I find a clothing item with pockets 😉 Usally runana’s tends to be long in length, which can be a little tricky to style unless Jesus blessed you with super long, model legs (which incase you were blessed this way, I’m jealous). Being that I am petite, only 4’10, I sometimes have to get creative with items.
So, what’s a fun way to style a ruana? Belt it!
I mentioned before how belts don’t get the credit they deserve. Belts are perfect to create a more fitted look with oversized pieces like this ruana. It also changes the whole look too! I kept the color scheme and went with my favorite snake buckle brown belt. To keep it cozy for this season I added a white long sleeve bodysuit, high waist denim and over the knee boots.
What’s your favorite way to style a ruana?