Elegance, glamour and spunk were inherent in the 1920’s. It was fused with the closets of dapper women who were concerned with their image and their comfort. Capes met both needs. The cape is a fashion staple that emerges on the catwalk every few seasons. Offered in an array of textures, hues and prints, capes are cozy alternatives to coats. The lack of structure makes capes an ideal piece for layering, especially for pregnant women like Christina, who looked amazing in a tweed cape.
Donning a cape injects grandeur into a casual outfit, but it is also the epitome of glam. We’ve tapped Tanesha Awasthi of Girl with Curves, Ms. Sole of Love, Life, Pearls and Krystin Hargrove of Be Loud Be You to highlight how we can all wear capes that are authentic to our fashion sensibilities.
Tanesha Awasthi is the queen of elevating simple ensembles to on-trend proportions. Her take on the cape trend is no exception. The expectant mother layers a plaid cape – tied into an intricate knot at the neck – over a simple white top and mid-wash skinny jeans. Awasthi dons simple stud earrings, suede black wedges and a black trapeze bag. Her casual accessories make the cape an ideal option for casual Fridays in the office. Read Tanesha’s full post here.
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How gorgeous is Ms. Sole in this cream, floor-length cape complete with a green collar? She is serving Zora Neale Hurston-glam by choosing to don her cape as both a coat and a dress. Ms. Sole pairs her amazing cape with elbow-length leather gloves silver-toed black pumps. I can imagine the Love, Life, Pearls editrix strutting into Harlem’s famed Cotton Club in the 1920’s and blending right in with all of the greats of that era. Fierce is quite the understatement. Browse Ms. Sole’s full post here.
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Capes are associated with sophistication and grace. Krystin Hargrove adds edge to the trend by wearing her knee-length cape as a belted dress, complete with metal arm candy. There’s nothing drab about Hargrove’s cream-colored cape with a fringed hem and cuffed sleeves. She’s slaying, and we love it. Sidenote: Her hair? Everything. Read Krystin’s full post here.
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How are you wearing capes this winter?
Photos courtesy of Girl with Curves; Love, Life, Pearls; and Be Loud Be You