Following the style of Batman and Little Red Riding Hood, Fashionistas everywhere are bringing the cape look back. Designers like Rag & Bone, Missoni and Alexander Wang have all embraced the look as a major statement piece for outerwear. Celebrity caped crusaders Victoria Beckham and Natalie Portman have both been seen wrapping themselves up in the trend. Capes are practical and comfortable – they add a theatrical touch to an otherwise casual outfit. This chic piece is a great hoodie or poncho alternative for when you pack away last season’s coat. Perfect for the winter-spring transition, the cape is a fun and fashionable perk to your layering collection.
Today's Fashionista looks snug and comfortable in her cape. The lightweight piece adds volume to her upper body, so take her advice and pair it with skinny jeans for a slender look. The cape is flexible – you can wear it with distressed jeans or a dress. If you choose to wear it over a dress, nip the waist with a belt to cut your silhouette. The cape is the ideal topper for a casual outfit and shows off her relaxed style. It’s an easy and stylish choice to throw on over anything.
Underneath her cape, this Fashionista wore a vintage-inspired red flannel to go with her classic and casual style. Flannels are a great way to stay cozy in the cold – they keep you warm without being too bulky. By layering this lightweight material with a knit cape, she gets extra warmth. Along with the red flannel, she wore a heavy red scarf to accent her top half and allow her to brave the cold in style. Her lace-up boots match her utility-inspired look. The boots are fashionable and functional: they give off a city-cool vibe without the uncomfortable heel. Her printed doctor-style satchel is retro with a vibrant pattern and spacious shape.
When contemplating your outerwear in between seasons, cloak yourself in a cape to brace the crisp weather. Capes are an ideal topper to your outfit: they are snug, warm and cozy. Make yours unique by belting it or roll up the sleeves and wear big bracelets for a playful look. With spring in sight, sling a cape over those shoulders. You may not save the world or conquer the Big Bad Wolf, but at least you’ll look chic and comfortable.