When cooler weather rears its ugly head, my style crush always veers toward darker, richer tones and thick, woolen textures in billowing, swingy silhouettes. It is only natural that whenever the temperature dips, then, that capes and cape style coats entice me dearly.
Alas, since I have moved to a more northern, colder clime (Detroit Suburbs), in five years I still haven’t acquired a proper cape. And, being that my husband and I plan on moving to a much warmer locale next year, investing in one this year is a fool’s errand. Despite affordability, purchasing one that would only be worn a year is a waste both financially and style-wise.
Yet, here are some of my favourites this year. All from ASOS!
My first pick. A military inspired number, quite standard but chic all the same. 100% cape. It comes in forest green and navy blue. Navy blue is a refreshing take on an old standby.
More Kimono than cape, but Kimono-style coats generally have a swingy, cape-like cut with large, billowy sleeves and a flared body. This one is exceptional. Almost dress-like, this coat incorporates cape features by adding a belt wound through little slits near the waist. The result: stunning, slimming, flattering cape goodness.
The creative ruching sets this vintage-inspired baby a “cape” above the rest.
Which one is your fave?
Credits/Sources: All photos credit ASOS.