For trendsetters who are looking to layer up as the temperatures change, the classic cape certainly offers sartorial inspiration. If you’re looking for a longer outerwear solution than the mini capelets spotted on sidewalks everywhere, try taking your style to an entirely new level with a longline, elegant cape. From a day off to a romantic evening, here are a few ways to sport the classic cape today.
If your day involves errands around town, try taking your cues from the Mulberry runway. The look of a dark navy blue wool cape coat, complete with contrasting white piping, can create a statement look. Try pairing your cape with matching pleated dark blue trousers, chunky snakeskin print platforms and a crisp white blouse. Pick up a black leather satchel, and prepare to tackle your weekend to-do list in style.
As you prepare for another day of business, slip into a creamy white wool coat (as spotted at Derek Lam). Soft white hues, feminine collars and metallic lapel accents help to bring visual interest to your cape. Add flared ivory trousers for the ultimate in corporate chic.
As day changes into night, turn to transparent trousers, lacy collars and luxurious embroidery (as seen at Erdem). For the evening hours, romantic detail and embroidered blossoms can easily bring a sheer, flowing cape to life. Layer your cape coat with a sheer black frock, dangling embellished earrings and textured pleather booties for next level glamour.
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