When it's cold, a coat is the natural selection for outerwear. And, though coats are the most integral part of winter weather apparel, you can sometimes swap out your coat with something a little more daring: a poncho.
Ponchos aren't everyone's favorite winter trend, but I like them, especially this dramatic, fur trimmed, "I'm-a-Russian-Czarina" poncho from Target. It's incredibly warm, too, so it's a great addition to my winter wardrobe, now that it is actually winter. I wore it atop a sleeved lace dress, to add a little warmth and a more cold weather theme to my outfit. It's not too cold outside, so the poncho and high socks keep me warm. You can make any dress a winter friendly dress with a few changes, like adding an additional slip under, and adding layers, like I did here.
Stay warm out there, and have a safe and happy New Year!