3 Ways to Style a Cape

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Did someone say drama? When your outfit needs that extra lift, that special something to really bring the heat, a cape can lift a look from ordinary to outstanding. Not convinced? Check out these three surprisingly easy-to-style drama-packed pieces.

Neutral Notes

You can make a statement without demanding attention by choosing a cape in a neutral shade such as cream, grey, or black. Styled well, passers-by won’t be sure whether you’re wearing a cape or an extravagant scarf. When you’re ready to really make a statement, let the cape billow out behind you as you strut down the sidewalk.

Structured Style

For some, the size of a cape can be off-putting—just where do you put all that extra material? Try a simple, structured shoulder-covering cape to ease yourself into this style. This can look seriously smart and it may be used to replace a suit blazer if you wish. Don’t forget some stunning earrings to maximize the drama of this look.

Casual Flair

Opt for a classic cape shape in a black or neutral tone, to wear throughout the season. Perfect when layered over a cozy knit or even placed over a thin coat when the weather gets really cold. One of the best things about capes is their versatility, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different outfit combinations and looks.