Take it or leave it: the cape

I always get really excited for fall fashion. It’s kind of funny because we don’t even have a real “fall” here in Tucson. Heck, it’s 93* degrees today. It’s fun to wish though :/ However, it doesn’t get that cold here until later in the winter, so I end up spending most of winter in “fall” clothes- no heavy coats over here. [Which bums me out because I lust for a Burberry one. I digress…]

One of the mayjah styles this season is the cape, or capelet.

image Nordstrom

Last time I wore a cape, the Pilot told me I looked like a wizard.

I really do like the trend, though! It’s perfect for not-quite-freezing weather, and looks perfect with skinny jeans and boots or booties.

image Juicy

I love how you can dress them up or down, also pairing with tights, a skirt and booties, leggings and heels.. it’s pretty much going to be the fall “anything” jacket.


-Since it’s fuller shaped, go with more snug on the bottom (tights, leggings, skinny jeans, pencil skirt) or you’ll be swimming in fabric.

-Try an unconventional color or print, but don’t go too cray cray. Winter white, plaid or camel are fun options.

-For 3/4 length sleeves, accessorize your wrists. With long sleeves, try an updo and conversational earrings (like super sparkly studs).

Bonus: I think I’ll be able to wear this one with my preg belly! Ballertastic.

More gorg capes:

image Burberry

image Express

image Topshop

So what do you think, friends? Take it or leave it?

Will you rock a cape this season?

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  1. Amanda on September 15, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Noooooooooooooo………..just not for me. I really want a Burberry trench coat, if only they weren’t so $$$$$$$

  2. Vicki on September 15, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Definitely leave it.

    They pretty much only look good on tall, skinny model types. Normal people just end up looking bulky and like they are trying too hard :/

  3. elliebelle on September 15, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Hmmm…I kinda like the capes – but it isn’t practical for FREEZING Wisconsin winters…I have to wear my down coat everyday in the winter. But I do like the idea of a sweater cape/poncho thing…and I’ve been looking for the right one.
    I bet the cape is perfect for your cute belly!

  4. Krista on September 15, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I think this is one I’ll be leaving. The style reminds me of my kindergarten days! 😉

  5. Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run on September 15, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Not a fan. I don’t think I could pull it off. I prefer a classic trench.

  6. Sarah on September 15, 2011 at 9:33 am

    I like the burberry cape you included, maybe because it is more structured. It’s pretty, but not $850 pretty lol.
    I think I’ll be passing on this trend, I tend to be a little more classic in my fashion.
    Although, I have to say if I were rocking a preg-belly, this is definitely something I’d invest in!

  7. Helena on September 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Yep, I think I will wear one this season, looks good, with Jeans and boots 🙂

  8. Caitlin @ Cake with Love on September 15, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I got one last year and I was freezing in it in NYC, had to return it!

  9. Colleen on September 15, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I will take the cape! Looking for one at H & M tonight!

  10. Kiah on September 15, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Love ’em! They add an artistic flare to an outfit 🙂

  11. Liz on September 16, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Capes are just a NO for me. All I can think of when I see the capes are the episode of Seinfeld where Jerry sees Larry David wearing a cape on the street. Too funny.

  12. Tiffany @ texan on the run on September 17, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Hahahaha that’s hilarious about pilots comment.
    I love how men just tell it like it is for fashion.
    A guy friend commented about how my jeans tucked in boots look makes me look like a nazi lol.
    Oh well I think it’s still cute and I wear it regardless

  13. crystal c on September 19, 2011 at 10:06 am

    LOVE it, just looks soo warm and comfy!

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