I’ve been looking a lot into what my outerwear situation looks like. I have denim jackets, trench coats, anoraks, what I call my snow storm coat, a winter jacket, a pea coat, a fur (vintage, as I recycle, not condone) amongst others. Sounds like I have more than enough, but living in a city where 8-9 months out of the year, people see more of your outerwear than your actual outfit, it only makes sense. What I have been longing for and decided to finally take the plunge on is a cape. Not just because I have convinced myself that I am super mom, but a chic cape for going out on the weekends. Here are a few capes that I have found and while I wish I could take them all home, only one cape can make the cut…or two.
Trend Alert 1 of 11
Warm up this upcoming season with the hottest trend: capes.
The Plaid Cape 2 of 11
Move over Sherlock, this plaid little number is enough to steal the spotlight. Now you'll know what Dr. Watson felt like.
BB Dakota, $58
The Chic Cape 3 of 11
I love basic black but there is nothing basic about this leather trimmed zipper and high end style.
Via Spiga, $75
Classic Cape 4 of 11
Chic, classic, and timeless...this cape could outlive the trend itself.
Jessie G, $99
The Bold Cape 5 of 11
Very Little Red Riding Hood meets the streets of NYC with this bold red cape.
Calvin Klein, $100
Traditional Cape 6 of 11
Nothing says cape than...a true cape. Part super hero, part LA chic, this easily styled cape is a surefire contender in my quest for the perfect cape.
American Apparel, $65
The Sweater Cape 7 of 11
More sweater than the traditional jacket, this one still makes the cut as it can be worn indoors as well.
LA Made, $79
The Tweed Cape 8 of 11
The classic touch of tweed on anything makes it a million times better, as does a sale tag.
$150on sale $95
The School Girl Cape 9 of 11
So sweet and chic, it makes me want to travel to London. I'm sure with this cape, I'd fit right in with the stylish elite.
$150$92 on sale
The Zip Up Cape 10 of 11
Great camel color, classic cut, and more knit than jacket weight, this style is more versatile and goes with almost everything.
The Designer Cape 11 of 11
This one is $95 over what I would like to spend, but the style, color, and the original price tag of $500 makes it even more desirable. I'll need someone to talk me out of this one.
Vanessa Bruno AthÃ©, $195