Capes and Coverings

Call it the Big Chill. That subtle nip in the air that signals the beginning of cooler fall temps and chic fall fashions – especially capes and coverings! (My personal fave!) I wear them season after season and this year so should you! They’re a hands-down “must get”.

Me in one of my many go-to capes. This one – a seasonal staple: wool and leather-trimmed cape by Zelda – available at The Gem’n’I Boutique in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Me in one of my many go-to capes. This one – a seasonal staple: wool and leather-trimmed cape by Zelda – available at The Gem’n’I Boutique in Cherry Hill, NJ.

 

 

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Some of the best of the bunch include this Lauren Ralph Lauren turtleneck honeycomb capelet – available at Bloomingdale’s. It will give you just enough coverage and warmth but with a style that goes the extra mile. It looks and feels like a dream – a combination of perfection.  And speaking of combination, it is also available in several colors, black, brown heather, and wine, so the choice is all yours and you’ve got all bases covered!

 

 

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Looking for some sparkle – and who isn’t these days? Check out this sequin trimmed wool blend Ruana cape from Blui, also available at Bloomingdale’s in a host of intriguing hues -think blue, beige, black, and a very “different” pale grey that I simply adore.

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Plaid is making a comeback. While I’m not typically a fan of the checks, this cape offers an interesting new take on a tried and true pattern. Black and brown work well together and go with lots of outfits so maybe give this very affordable Lapel Plaid Asymmetrical Horn Button cape from BeautifulHalo.com a try.

 

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If you’re really feeling adventurous try out this Lavish Alice on the Fly cape jacket in green from NastyGal. It’s definitely a statement look! You can work it as a light jacket with cape overlay. And get this: it has pockets! You can dress it up or down.

 

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Also: check out this fringed wool poncho in navy or port from Rag & Bone. It’s available at both Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. You’ll look divine with fringe – it’s still a seasonal staple – so why not use it to your wardrobe advantage?

 

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For those who are a little courageous -check out my go-to shopping spot: ShopBop.com! And if you’re really feeling adventurous grab this Mara Hoffman zebra print oversized cardigan. It will steal the show!

 

Stuck in the fashion middle ground between sweater, sweatshirts, jackets and coats?  Take the guesswork out of personal weather forecasting and give a cape a try for a transitional choice that takes some of the uncertainty out of your day. There is no need to plan ahead! Just grab your cape and go! If it can work for Wonder Woman, Bat Girl and any/all of the fashion mavens who strutted the catwalk during fashion week, it can work for us! Be a style enigma unto yourself. That’s my motto! Have lots of fun with this!

 

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