5 Ways To Wear A Cape

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    You may not be a caped crusader, but pulling off this outerwear essential is surprisingly easy. Whether it’s simply a cozy addition to season staples or doubles as a tuxedo jacket, you’ll be surprised at how versatile the cape can be in your daily mix. Keep reading to shop the look. 

     

    Photographer: Luke Wooden

    Hair and Makeup: Michelle Mungcal at Atelier

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    Blanket Cape

    For the weekend, embrace the outdoorsy aspect of a blanket cape with a slouchy knit hat and denim overalls. The look reads relaxed, yet still on trend. 

    Brixton Heist Beanie ($18) in Black; Ralph Lauren Black Label Laird Cape ($2,998) in Black Emerald; BDG Denim Overalls ($69) in Rinsed Denim; Joe’s Jeans Rolled Tux Tee Shirt ($88) in Cloud; Vince Camuto VC Signature Rekha Heels ($250) in Black Patent.

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    Knit Cape

    Throw on a cozy knit cape in lieu of a chunky sweater. The poncho-esque piece serves as the ideal lightweight layer over worn-in denim and a swingy skirt. 

    Gap Sweater Zip Cape ($70) in Cashew Crunch; Levi’s Authentic Trucker Jacket ($58) in Rosebud Blue; M Missoni Knit Top ($495, 714.641.3170, similar style here); Surface to Air Plaid Tate Skirt ($250) in Black; HUE Basic Anklet Socks ($7) in Black; Coach Hattie Booties ($298) in Dark Ginger.

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    Dramatic Cape

    A cape that hits below the knees mimics the drama of a menswear-inspired coat. When working with so much material, the key is to keep the items underneath simple and structured, hence, the crisp button-down and skinny jeans. To offset the look’s borrowed-from-the-boys feel, finish with a strong heel. 

    Rodebjer Cikoria Cape ($848) in Camel Peach; Rachel Comey Pillar Stripe Mere Shirt ($242, similar style here) in Blue; BLK DNM Jeans 22 ($190) in Staple Grey; Tibi Vera Boots ($575) in Black.

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    Evening Cape

    For a modern play on the tuxedo suit, let a sleek black cape double as your blazer. Unexpected additions, like a felt hat and embossed pants, give your look that immediate cool factor. 

    Janessa Leone Angie Hat ($150) in Black; BCBGMAXAZRIA Upas Cape Jacket ($248) in Black; LNA Camino Chiffon-Trimmed Slub Jersey Top ($55) in White; Maje Combo Skinny Embossed Detail Pants ($390) in Black; Bones and Feathers Collective Fox + Chain Necklace ($165); Schutz Gilberta Pumps ($200) in Black.

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    Trench Cape

    The timeless trench cape lends itself to a myriad of styling options, but our favorite is contrasting its classic nature with more daring, of-the-moment pieces. A patent leather skirt and leopard heels act as the ying to the coat’s very sophisticated yang.

    Burberry Brit Cape ($1,195, similar style here); Tibi Color Block Turtleneck ($275) in Black; Iris & Ink Textured Vinyl Skirt ($130) in Black; Schutz Nina Heels ($220, 212.257.4366, similar style here

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    A.P.C.

    Cape Coat ($486) in Dark Navy Blue 

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    Rachel Zoe

    Leather-Trim Stretch Wool Cape ($495) in Grey Multi 

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    Warehouse

    Animal Print Cape ($53) 

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    Sheinside

    Hoodie Two PU Buckle Woolen Cape Coat ($79) in Grey 

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    Michael Michael Kors

    Felted Wool-Blend Melton Cape ($295) in Navy

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    Stretsis

    Dark Shadow Cape ($779) in Black

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    Zara

    Checked Studio Cape ($269) in Black

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    Mulberry

    Nappa Cape ($3800) in Midnight Blue 

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    Ellsworth and Ivey

    Homestead Cape ($495) in Amethyst

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Heist Beanie

Heist Beanie

Brixton, $18
SHOP
Laird Cape

Laird Cape

Ralph Lauren Black Label, $2998
SHOP
Denim Overalls

Denim Overalls

BDG, $69
SHOP
Rolled Tux Tee Shirt

Rolled Tux Tee Shirt

Joe’s Jeans, $88
SHOP
Rekha Heels

Rekha Heels

Vince Camuto VC Signature, $250
SHOP
Sweater Zip Cape

Sweater Zip Cape

Gap, $70
SHOP
Authentic Trucker Jacket

Authentic Trucker Jacket

Levi’s, $58
SHOP
Long Sleeve Sweater

Long Sleeve Sweater

M Missoni, $300
SHOP
Plaid Tate Skirt

Plaid Tate Skirt

Surface to Air, $250
SHOP
Basic Anklet Socks

Basic Anklet Socks

HUE, $7
SHOP
Hattie Booties

Hattie Booties

Coach, $298
SHOP
Cikoria Cape

Cikoria Cape

Rodebjer, $848
SHOP
Stripe Source Top

Stripe Source Top

Rachel Comey, $219
SHOP
Jeans 22

Jeans 22

BLK DNM, $190
SHOP
Vera Boots

Vera Boots

Tibi, $575
SHOP
Angie Hat

Angie Hat

Janessa Leone, $150
SHOP
Upas Cape Jacket

Upas Cape Jacket

BCBGMAXAZRIA, $248
SHOP
Camino Chiffon-Trimmed Slub Jersey Top

Camino Chiffon-Trimmed Slub Jersey Top

LNA, $55
SHOP
Combo Skinny Embossed Detail Pants

Combo Skinny Embossed Detail Pants

Maje, $390
SHOP
Fox + Chain Necklace

Fox + Chain Necklace

Bones and Feathers Collective, $165
SHOP
Gilberta Pumps

Gilberta Pumps

Schutz, $200
SHOP
Swing Duffle Coat

Swing Duffle Coat

Burberry Brit, $895
SHOP
Color Block Turtleneck

Color Block Turtleneck

Tibi, $275
SHOP
Textured Vinyl Skirt

Textured Vinyl Skirt

Iris & Ink, $130
SHOP
Imera Leopard Print Pumps

Imera Leopard Print Pumps

Schutz, $198
SHOP
Dark Shadow Cape

Dark Shadow Cape

Stretsis, $779
SHOP
Nappa Cape

Nappa Cape

Mulberry, $3800
SHOP
Cape Coat

Cape Coat

A.P.C., $486
SHOP
Capon Leather-Trimmed Cashmere Cape

Capon Leather-Trimmed Cashmere Cape

Joseph, $854
SHOP
Felted Wool-Blend Melton Cape

Felted Wool-Blend Melton Cape

Michael Michael Kors, $295
SHOP
Leather-Trim Stretch Wool Cape

Leather-Trim Stretch Wool Cape

Rachel Zoe, $495
SHOP
Animal Print Cape

Animal Print Cape

Warehouse, $49
SHOP
Checked Studio Cape

Checked Studio Cape

Zara, $269
SHOP
Hoodie Two PU Buckle Woolen Cape Coat

Hoodie Two PU Buckle Woolen Cape Coat

Sheinside, $79
SHOP
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