3 Ways to Wear Fall Capes

Posted October 16, 2013 by Michele Cocouture in Building Your Brand
Fall Capes
Left to Right:  1)  Cape – Dorothy Perkins, Blouse – H&M, Leggings – Old Navy, Purse – Phillip Lim, Boots – Rachel Zoe 2) Cape – Max & Moi, Sweater – Phillip Lim, Skirt – Robert Rodriguez, Purse – Coach, Booties – Michael by Michael Kors 3) Cape – Zara, Sweatshirt – Kenzo, Jeans – Paige, Over the Knee Boots – Tibi, Bag – Celine

Capes have been around for a very long time (think Medieval Europe).

This sleeveless outer garment can be quite a fashion statement and a functional piece for the not too cold Fall temperatures.  The cape can be worn over leggings, jeans, dresses, skirts and to the office or on the weekend.  With so many shapes, colors and textures to choose from it can be a great new investment piece.

Here are three ways to wear the cape that will surely have you feeling like you have super powers.

  1. Dressed Up – the more structured shape of this cape gives it a more dressed up feel.  The double breasted buttons combined with the tweed material make it a great piece for the office.  It can be paired with a blouse or sweater, dress pants or a pair of boots and leggings.  And for $110 it is a steal!
  2. Trendy – The unstructured shape of this cape makes up for its lack of detail in the fabric and gorgeous camel color. camel is always a great color for Fall.  When combined with different shades of brown, this makes for a chic outfit for date night, brunch or just because.
  3.  Casual – If you are not sure about the cape, this is the semi-cape that has some sleeves.  Paired with a chunky turtleneck or a fun sweatshirt and jeans it is an easy “in between” cape and jacket.  Great for those Fall weekend get-togethers.

About the Author

Michele Cocouture

Michele is a goal oriented and overachieving career gal, style blogger and artist. She spends her days negotiating acquisitions for a Fortune 500 company. Seeking a creative outlet, Michele combined her business savvy with her love of fashion and started a personal style blog with the goal of inspiring other career women one pencil skirt at a time. Michele holds a Master of Business Administration from UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia. Learn more about Michele's style by visiting her blog at http://cocouture.org or you can follow her on https://www.facebook.com/cocouturedotorg