The Surprising Coat Style Fashion Girls Will Be Investing in This Season

One of my favorite buys of the season is unquestionably a cape. I found one at Zara that has major Celine vibes and is absolutely everything I've been looking for in a coat: bold, fashion-forward, and decidedly unique. Capes and cloaks had a huge presence on the past runways, with designers like Oscar de la Renta and Prada styling the outerwear with everything from skinny jeans to leather pants to minis.

They're powerful, alluring, and a little mysterious, exuding a touch of a 19th-century romance—not to mention the fact that they're an unquestionably chic alternative to the average wool coat. We've seen them on a plethora of fashion girls and celebrities so far this season, and we predict they'll be all over our feeds by the time the leaves start to fall.

Ready to embrace the style in your everyday wardrobe? Whether you go for lighter poncho styles, heavier wool capes, plaid patterns, or dramatic ankle-length cloaks, capes are surprisingly easy to wear: Just throw one on with jeans and boots, or a miniskirt and tights for looks that will work for both day and night. Scroll below to get inspired on how to wear them and shop our favorites of the season.


On the runway:
(Image credit: Courtesy of Celine)


(Image credit: Courtesy of Chanel)


On street style:
(Image credit: The Style Stalker)


(Image credit: Getty Images)

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.