Superman, Count Dracula, and a stylish New York woman in the winter. What do they all have in common? Each of these magnificent wonders dons a cape. The cape is the newest trend in outerwear fashion, and it’s hitting bit cities by storm. Finally you can have the comfort of a poncho with the warmth and protection of your winter jacket. Not sure how to go about buying your first cape (or three)? Here’s a store-by-store guide to assist you in your cute winter cape shopping experience.
This Karl Lagerfeld sleek black cape will help you stand out at work with its bold leather trimming and sassy buckle closure. The round neck is professional and reserved, while the drastic cut arm holes are a bit edgier.
This Ellen Tracy wool blend cape with faux fur will make you feel like you’ve entered a winter wonderland. This cape is straight out of a Russian winter bliss. The fur will keep you warm while providing a trendy and feminine look, and the large fabric belt provides a comfier vibe than a clasp. The deep pockets are perfect for your ice cold hands this winter when you forget your gloves at home.
Ralph Lauren to the rescue with this white, turtleneck cape. The color will accent the beautiful snowy winter, while the high knitted neck will keep you nice and toasty. This cape is an all-knit, sweater-like shell with drastic arm holes similar to Lord & Taylor’s. If white isn’t something you’re into this winter, it also comes in black.
This modern day, chic schoolgirl cape will make you feel sexy and sleek with its form fitting nature and cute silver accents. The double buckle at the top provides fashion and function, and the studded pockets will keep you shining from morning ’til night.
This trendy twist on a classic trench coat provides you the style and comfort you know and love with the new flexibility of a cape. The collar and lapels will highlight your neck and whatever sweater you choose to wear underneath it, with buttons to accentuate your length, all the while acting as one big blanket rather than a stiff jacket with rigid sleeves.
This Kohl’s cape is the parka of the bunch (let’s face it, we all need one). A big comfy, fuzzy frock is exactly what you’ll want when Jack Frost comes to town. Plus, it’s got a hood! What more could you want?
For the indoors, Nasty Gal offers the perfect corporate cape in the form of a blazer to help you wow the boss and nail that pitch, all at the same time feeling comfortable and free. In black, it easily matches your favorite silk blouse that you’d wear under any other blazer.