How to Style a Black Cape Like a Fashion Girl

how to style a black cape


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Olivia Palermo is one of the most fashionable celebs around. With a mastery of cool feminine style that feels both classic and modern, we always look to her for style inspiration. But one of the pieces she wears on repeat might surprise you: a cape.

Now, we’re not talking fairytale character or superhero cape. Instead, Palermo typically wears a tailored military-inspired version that takes the place of a jacket. Worn over a button-down top and jeans with sunglasses and a pair of flats, her go-to outfit is a lesson in styling the tricky piece. Her outfit formula is perfect for a casual weekend look that’s a little outside the box. Who knew that a cape would be an essential part of your fall wardrobe?

Go on to see how to style a black cape inspired by Olivia Palermo’s style and shop pieces to re-create the look.

how to style a black cape


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Olivia Palermo has mastered the perfect weekend look wearing by an unexpected cape. 

So chic with the button detailing. 

We love the mix of black and brown on this cape. 

The simple black cape has been seen everywhere this season. 

Go for a sophisticated look with this button-down shirt. 

Pair with a simple pencil skirt for a chic office look. 

Keep the look simple with a black long-sleeve and black booties. 

An essential pair of jeans for every fashion girl. 

We love the detailing on the bow of these flats. 

Your new go-to office shoes. 

Add some color with these round sunnies from Ray Ban. 

Style your cape with these cool cat-eye sunnies. 

Go for a cool tech look with these Dior sunglasses.

Next, read about the six-piece minimalist clothing wardrobe.