Caped Crusader

From a young age I learned the significance of rocking a cape.  Whether in my mother’s own pink Easter ensemble or schooling Ms. Riding Hood on how red should be done, capes struck me as magical!

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As luck would have it, capes made a resurgence last winter and remain on point for winter 2016-17.  A few designs that caught my eye are highlighted below:

The detachable faux fur collar and toggle closure on this Eliza J wool cape elevate the style of basic sweater-jean-boot combos.

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This Laundry by Shelli Segal bouclé cape has a tie waist closure for those that prefer some definition.  It’s a great not too casual, not too dressy version.

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With clean lines and a delicate chain detail at the collar, this Ted Baker London cape would look great over a lace cocktail dress!

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Modern day Riding Hoods, check out this Kate Spade beauty – the wolf will be too spellbound to devour you!

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Tips for Styling Your Cape:

  • Capes tend to work better with long sleeves; play against the cape with either color or texture for the most interesting looks.
  • Capes look great paired with boots – think riding or ankle boots with jeans for more casual looks or a luxe, over-the-knee suede model paired with cocktail attire.

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