Capes have been quietly creeping up over the past few seasons. It’s caped crusader of outerwear. (I won’t apologize for that word play. I mean how could I not? But yeah, it’s probably not the Bathman of coats.) I have this one from last year and couldn’t wait to pull it out again when the temperature dropped. Why? Because I instantly feel classic. I feel like I’m going somewhere important even though I’m going to the grocery store, looking fabulous no doubt. My only caveat for a cape is that you probably want to wear it on a more mild winter day. 6 feet of snow may not approve of your bare arms.
My case for capes below:
Ah, the classic cape. I love the structure of the cape, in general but there is just something about neutral colors that make it so wearable but at the same time not. It’s one of those pieces that you feel like you need to be that kind of girl to wear — but trust me you don’t. It’s an easy piece to add to your outfit to polish it off. (Remember, for instant class just add a cape.)
// A Few Classic Capes //
Blanket capes or scarves as capes or whatever you prefer to call it has been all over this fall. Personally, I like it. Essentially it’s a blanket that is not only socially acceptable to wear but stylish, too. I like the look of an oversized scarf anyways so this option gives you two ways to wear it — as a cape over the shoulders or as a huge scarf that doubles as a blanket when you’re cold at your desk. That’s a win-win situation here.
// Shop Blanket Capes //
And of course with every great style or trend there are the over-achievers. You think wearing a cape is taking it to the next level sure, but what about a plaid or leopard print cape? Bonus points for life. (I personally love the one on Brooklyn Blonde — it’s like a cape vest combo and it’s perfect.)
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Your thoughts on this outerwear trend? Is this something you’d wear or try out? I’m kind of hoping that it stays for a while, it’s classic and quirky and while not completely practical, let’s be real: neither are heels. So capes — yay or nay for you?