Wearable Trends: Charming Capes For Changing Temps

As we are beginning to transition to that crisp fall weather (my favorite!) sometimes it can be rather difficult to figure out what kind of outwear to incorporate into your look. It’s not quite cool enough for your favorite parka or fur, but you still need something to keep you warm as you venture off to cocktail hour. Enter the perfect and stylish option: the cape! Regardless of the style, color or textile you decide to go with, the look of a cape draped over your shoulders is an instant elevation to your look.

I prefer wool capes with a little bit of structure that fall just at or below the waist. Pair one with your favorite jeans and a pair of on-trend sneakers and you look like you’ve been planning the outfit for days. Better yet, I like to wear mine with some leather (or faux leather) leggings, ankle books and a crisp oversized menswear white button-down shirt. Throw on your favorite floppy hat and a red lip and you’ll rival some of the fashion week street style mavens.

And let’s speak frankly here, another one of my favorite features of the cape is that they work wonders in camouflage. During a brunch date with my girls when I chose to (but shouldn’t have) had that second serving of hash browns, or just on any day when I’m not feeling my most svelte, capes are the perfect go-to to still look polished. Come on…what’s better than that?


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Pictured Above (from left to right):

Loro Piana Plaid Cashmere Shorty Cape Blue/Gray $4,325

Taylor Swift, Elizabeth Banks and Lady Gaga in capes

BCBG Colorblock Cape, $78

Ralph Lauren Wool-Blend Mockneck Capelet, $98

M.i.h Jeans Honor Cape, $575

BB Dakota Keoni Cape, $105

– Carmen Turner

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