How to Wear a Cape Coat This Fall

As autumn approaches and the blazing heat of summer starts to gently fade away, our wardrobes face a new trans-seasonal challenge. Dressing for fall is inherently difficult. It requires our clothing to work double duty as we start to think about appropriate back to school outfits as well as keep the season’s unpredictable weather in mind. One way to tackle this tricky style dilemma is to invest in a lightweight cover-up such as a duster jacket, wrap cardigan or in this case, the humble cape.

While it’s a classic piece, a cape comes with its share of pitfalls and isn’t always the easiest to style. So, if you are going to take the plunge, rebel against the sage advice of Edna Mode and invest in a cape. I would recommend choosing a design that will stand the test of time. Pick a muted monochromatic tone that will go with everything in your current wardrobe and stay away from bright clashing shades. The unique silhouette of the cape itself makes the garment a stand out piece all by itself, so there’s no need for loud colors on top of that as well. The cape I am wearing is from H&M.

Similarly, proportion plays a huge role in styling an outfit around a cape. A baggy cape tends to look better if the rest of the outfit is fitted and the bottom half of the outfit is kept minimal. In this example, I have worn a fitted T-shirt from H&M tucked into a slightly flared skirt from Forever 21 to highlight my waist and give my body shape. Considering that all of the attention is directed towards my top half, I decided to keep my shoes plain by wearing flats, also from Forever 21.

Another thing to keep in mind when styling a cape is accessories. Due to the unique way the sleeves are sewn into the main body of the fabric, it can be uncomfortable wearing a back pack with a cape. Switch this for a large handbag instead so the sleeves are free to drape correctly. Also when it comes to jewelry, less is more. Keep the attention on the top of the body and opt for a chunky statement necklace or earrings to add an unexpected edge to an otherwise minimalistic look.

Will you be adding a cape into your fall wardrobe? Let me know in the comments section below.

5 YouTube Channels Every College Student Should Follow

Life as a college student is hard. You have to juggle studying with sleep, deadlines, internships, saving money and a social life. Did I mention you must do all of this while maintaining some illusion of your sanity? It can get a little stressful at times, so to cut through the confusion, here’s a list of invaluable YouTube channels to add to your subscription feed.


Studyign focuses on bringing organization skills to the masses. It’s the perfect YouTube channel for those looking to up their stationary game. This channel offers tips on how to get the most out of sticky notes, pens, and notebooks! It even shows you how to set up your own bullet journal for maximum organization. This channel also gives great advice on building effective study routines, so if you regularly experience due-date anxiety, this channel is for you.

Anne Le

If you need a break from studying and want to let your creative side shine, then you need to subscribe to Anne Le. This YouTuber regularly shows you how to spruce up everything from your closet to your living space with easy to follow DIY projects. So, if your dorm room is in serious need of a style injection on a budget, this is your go-to channel.

The Domestic Geek

If you could go for some simple, fun, delicious recipes to feed your brain, look no further than The Domestic Geek. This channel shows you how to make everything from smoothie bowls to overnight oats and even shows you how to make your own Starbucks-esque coffee creamers. If you’re into that morning lecture caffeine kick, this channel is for you.

The Financial Diet

Are you in need of some advice on how to save money as a student? Look no further than The Financial Diet! This business-savvy duo explains the basics of money management in a fun, engaging way and it is particularly aimed at millennials. So, if you are looking to save up to go traveling, or just want to have a little more in the coin bank, this channel needs to be in your subscription feed.


Is exam stress getting to you? Lavendaire is the channel to click on! This YouTuber specializes in giving advice to help expand the mind and bring balance to a busy lifestyle. Whether it’s practical tips on how to set up good rituals, exercises in mindfulness, or guided meditation, this YouTube channel is guaranteed to bring positive vibes into your life.

Will any of these YouTube channels make your subscription feed? Let me know in the comments below.