September 26, 2011

Superhero Trends

As I have mentioned before, I really appreciate when friends, readers, etc ask me to post about specific topics.  That being said, in the midst of NY Fashion Week, a friend of mine was seeing coat capes everywhere and wanted to get in on the trend.  She asked me to do some research on this season's capes and I gladly accepted the request.  While I already own a cape myself (a lucky Target purchase from 2 years ago), I was excited to see what styles were out for fall.  She is most interested in a camel-colored cape (as camel can do no wrong) so I wanted to be sure to include that color option, as well as capes I felt brought something a little different to the table.  I of course love all of the picks below, but I found a particular affinity with #1, #4, and #9.  I love the tribal print on #1 and I will always be a fan of mixing different materials (in the case of #4 and #9, wool with leather detailing).   So whether you want to go with something more traditional like #8 or #12 or dress it up with #3, there is a cape out there for every occassion.  Added bonus - the cape sophisticates any outfit so no matter what you are wearing, you are guaranteed to look pulled together.  Cheers to wearing our comfiest pajama tees underneath (no one will ever know).  Enjoy!

  1.  Pendleton Reversible Wool and Cotton Cape - $359
  2.  ASOS Cotton Hooded Cape Trench - $54.89
  3.  Tahari Belle Capelet - $148
  4.  Cynthia Steffe Barry Cape - $525
  5.  Anthropologie This and That Cape - $278
  6.  ASOS Cape in Heritage Check - $146.36
  7.  Eileen Fisher Komono Flannel Cape - $318
  8.  H and M Cape - $199
  9.  Just Female Bow Detail Cape - $270.77
  10.  Lord and Taylor Merino Wool Zip Cape - SALE $149.99
  11.  Zara Knitted Cape - $129
  12. Calvin Klein Belted Cape - $148


  1. #3 reminds me of something Kate Middleton would wear, JUST SAYING

  2. I wore a cape this weekend at the RenFaire and all of the fair maidens loved it! I will see if I can provide some pictures...