When it comes to outerwear, capes can bring a welcome dash of drama to an outfit. Yes, I know all about the Superman and Count Dracula vibes…LOL. And yes, I know capes are not one of Donna Karan’s “seven easy pieces” essential for moving from the classroom to the boardroom. But the flexibility and flair of the time-honored cape—whether used for warmth or stylish layering–can be an easy and striking addition to your wardrobe.
I always look for a cape with great textures or patterns. Pair it with other simple items such as a basic white turtle neck, OTK black boots, denim, and an accented purse, and you’re bound to stand out from the crowd.
While resale shopping the other day, this grey, checked pattern popped out from underneath a pile of clothes. And lo and behold, it was this wonderful cape! I know a lot of stores have similar pieces on MAJOR sale right now because they’re clearing everything out for spring. So keep an eye open for this forgotten asset to your wardrobe. And considering that the ol’ groundhog saw his shadow last week, we still have six more weeks to indulge in this warm and dashing style.
(My scarf, BTW, is THE softest thing ever! It’s from Aerie & on sale for under $12! A steal!)
Enjoy your Monday, Readers!
(Pics by Lisa Fergus)