Holiday Looks With Talbots’ Black Watch Poncho

I love a neutral wardrobe for the ease of coordinating. And while red may still be out of my comfort zone, I’m fully embracing everything green. Today I have a fun outfit featuring the leggings I’ve been raving about since the first time I tried them, with a festive poncho, in no surprise…plaid! I’m thrilled to partner once again with Talbots and ShopStyle to share a holiday look for our new casual lifestyle.

I discovered the ease of poncho’s several years ago and haven’t looked back. There’s something so easy about popping a poncho over whatever you’re wearing.

over 50 fashion blogger jennifer Connolly wearing talbots Ribknit poncho in Blackwatch Plaid
wearing – Ribknit Black Watch Plaid  Poncho  /  similar denim shirt Soho Leggings in Ponte  /  Boots similar  /  Double Snowflake Drop Earrings  /  Keepsake Bangle  /  Sterling Silver Ball Bangle

This cozy, black watch plaid poncho has a flattering ribbed cowl neck which is a perfect frame for your face:) I like my shirt collar popping above it but you could easily wear yours inside.

The poncho is a nice length to cover leggings but not so long that it looks overwhelming. The fabric is a blend that includes a small amount of wool but it’s not the least bit scratchy. It looks warm but is pretty lightweight so you could easily layer it over heavier things for warmth. I’m wearing XS/S which has plenty of room.

over 50 fashion blogger Jennifer from a well styled life wearing talbots soho leggings and blackwatch plaid poncho leaning on santa's mailbox

These Soho leggings are one of my favorite purchases this fall! Talbots make the Soho legging in several prints which all have a slightly different fabric. I can’t comment on others but this ponte is stellar! It holds everything in place without making your legs look like a sausage casing! Win/win.

Their pull-on styling means no added bulk from zippers or snaps so you could wear them under a slim-fitting tunic top. The zipper detailing at the ankle means you can’t hem them so be sure you buy your proper length. I am wearing a PM which is perfect for me (I am 5’4″). They also look great tucked into knee boots.fashion blogger jennifer connolly of a well styled life sitting on bench wearing Talbots ribknit poncho

I added a bit of sparkle with these Double Snowflake Drop Earrings, Keepsake Bangle, and Sterling Silver Ball Bangle. The keepsake bangle has a row of tiny pearls so it coordinates with the earrings. Not that jewelry needs to coordinate and mine often doesn’t, but some of us like to match things.

over 50 fashion blogger jennifer of a well styled life wearing blue jeans with black watch plaid poncho from Talbots
wearing – Black Watch Plaid poncho / perfect white shirt / barely boot jeans

Here, I dressed the poncho down with fashion blogger jennifer of a well styled life wearing talbots black watch plaid poncho and barely boot jeans

And finally, my fashion blogger jennifer connolly of a well styled life wearing Talbots barely boots jeans with blackwatch plaid poncho

Talbots has quickly become a store I rely on for modern classic styles with impeccable quality. These are the clothes to build your wardrobe around, and also the standout pieces that make a statement.

Right now, Talbots is giving you 50% off everything plus free shipping on every order over $125, no code needed. They’re also having daily deals. Today’s is 60% off CHILL CHASERS which has a great selection of coats, sweaters, scarves, hats, and pants!



Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.


  1. Plaid has always been a favourite and it looks great on you today. It woud be a great fall outfit in my neck of the woods. I’m hoping 2021 will bring back our ability to shop in person as I’ll have to wait until we can cross the border to visit the stores you frequent. Your inspirations brighten my days. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas.

  2. Robyn Lloyd says:

    Love this outfit on you. I’m saving your posts until winter, at the moment in Australia it’s very warm. Warmest wishes to you and your family for Christmas and the new year.

    1. Merry Christmas Robyn! I hope to visit your gorgeous country sometime very soon.

  3. Pamela Over 50 Feeling 40 says:

    Love your images today! That Talbot’s poncho would great with my Talbot’s jeggings which I wear all the time now!

  4. I love love love the poncho and blue boots!! I really like how you layered the poncho with collared shirts. I’ve always struggled with what to wear under ponchos with collars. I tried to order the poncho, but it wouldn’t let me select a size. I’m hoping it’s a temporary glitch, but really think it must be sold out in both sizes. 🙁 I’ll try later and keep my fingers crossed.

  5. What a fun outfit! Don’t know if I could pull off the poncho but looks wonderful on you. I really love the earrings and boots!

  6. The black watch plaid and denim together is nothing but gorgeous!! You added beautiful accessories and ultimately created an outfit so suitable for many of us. This season is probably finding a lot of us leaning more casual with our clothing but this makes casual look fabulous!
    I prefer the black leggings on you but I still haven’t tried them myself.
    What a fun blog this morning!

  7. Francesca B. says:

    Love those blue suede boots too, great buy! Merry Christmas Jennifer and a Happy New Year to you and yours! Thank you for all the wonderful posts; you have really made my year a much happier one. May 2021 bring good health and happiness to us all. Hugs:)

    1. That makes me so happy to hear Francesca!! Big hugs to you xx

  8. Love the poncho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I also love those double snowflake earrings!!!!!!!!!!

    You hit it out of the park with your clothing suggestions today!!!!!!

  9. Great look makes me want to check out the leggings! The top is a perfect complement!

    1. The ponte fabric is AMAZING!!

  10. Paulette Levy says:

    Hi Jennifer. I love these leggings too! Have a couple pair, one with buttons on ankle -very cute! And your plaid topper is really nice with them and paired with short black booties- perfect for winter! A great look!
    I like the topper best with leggings rather than my jeans. Don’t know why but just seem to complement the slim legging look? Have a great week-end!

    1. I prefer it with the leggings too;)
      Happy Thursday

  11. I WANT the large red bows under those lights…
    BTW – I love your posts! Thank you for all of your work. HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

  12. Love, love, love the poncho. I think I must have it!

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