The Fashion Essential: Capes in Vogue

From basic black tweed to creamy leather, bold metallic to fur-lined, this sleeveless coat adds savvy appeal to any cold-weathered look. A cape is the perfect topper for any fall ensemble!

According to Vogue,
Once the preserve of strident midwives and the Scottish Widows woman, the cape has been redefined by the fashion crowd. You've probably already got an anorak, the parka feels old news, and who can think of a wardrobe without a wool overcoat? The case for the cape is that it's the only truly new-season coat update around this winter.

THAT charming Little Red Riding Hood sensibility, a heavy dose of practicality and a dash of super hero kapow! There's a lot to love about the cape, and it's making a play for your wardrobe this season.

1. Go black & white chic with a long white cape.

2. We love this fun & bold metallic cape!

3. A fur cape is the perfect way to stylishly keep warm on a cold day.

4. We love this neutral layered look!

5. Pair florals & heels with a cape for a fun girly look!

6. Incorporate brights and patterns to your look with a bold cape.

7. We love this plaid knit cape!

Style tips to wear Cape

If you opt for a cropped cape - or capelet as it's known (defined as a miniature style that swings above the hip), then wear with short-length skirts. If your cape has plenty of fabric and folds, then counterbalance the voluminosity with a pencil skirt. If your choice is more narrow and tailored, then a mini makes the perfect partner. Whichever skirt silhouette you swing for, wear your cape with cosy tights and knee-high boots. The longer the cape, the better it looks with skinny trousers. Elevate the look for evening with a pair of heels, or go for a cape dress.

How do you wear capes? Spill the beans with me!

Lots of Love!!!