Tuesday, November 20, 2012

They've Got Your Back

Capes

(Images from The Mode in Costume)

Capes have been used in some shape or fashion since the beginning of time. Man figured out early on that wearing fabric encircled around his body would keep rain and cold out. Much like any trend, capes have changed in style over the years. (Just see the sketches above and see more here.)

cape1

There are so many different styles of capes right now but I just picked three. I've also styled them to hopefully give you a different idea of how to wear them.

cape2
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I would typically pick a heel to go with skinny pants but a studded boot gives this outfit a little more edge. Swap them out with heels for a glam look.

cape3
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There is something so classy about a cape and pencil skirt. Keep the jewelry minimal when wearing such a busy print. Pair this look with nude heels for a little extra class.

cape4
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Do you like capes? What is your favorite thing to wear with them?





34 comments:

  1. So chic! I don't own one, but I love te look of capes, and that hooded one is darling!

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  2. Great choice of capes and I'm in love with that brocade paisley skirt!

    NLxx
    www.my-changing-room.com

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  3. I love the first outfit!! My MIL bought me one last year for Christmas and I absolutely love it!! :)

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  4. I think capes can be so chic. I don't own one, but I think I'd go with either a black or camel version!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  5. I think they are so cute, but I've never worn one. I'd definitely love to try one out though!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  6. LOVE me some capes! I feel so fancy in them lol

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  7. I've actually never worn a cape before, but I'm really loving these. I think the brown with black detailing is my favorite! I could see myself wearing it with so many different things.

    Fizz and Frosting

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  8. I don't think I could pull these off, but I like seeing them on other people!

    Life Unsweetened

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  10. I've never worn a cape but I've always wanted one! Every time I'm shopping I end up trying one on...now it's just finding the right one! I love both the black and grey ones!

    xo jen

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  11. I have been searching for the perfect cape for the past two years and I LOVE that brown and black cape. Just perfection!

    nbadorestyle.blogspot.com

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  12. LOVE capes. That black one is so fabulous. xo, Julie
    www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

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  13. I've been really wanting a cape and was just looking for one this weekend! Will definitely be checking some of these out!
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings 

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  14. Gotta love those capes - I absolutely love mine! So fun to wear :)

    Kate
    http://kate-on-the-lake.blogspot.ca/

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  15. ahh this post is so interesting! capes are so fun to wear in my opinion, i do own one and i love it! they give your outfit a different look!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  16. Loving this! Obsessed with that brown Romwe cape and the full paisley look!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  17. ive been jonesing for a cape all season....i want them all!
    brooke @ what2wear

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  18. Love capes and love your selection here:)

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  19. I love capes! The brown one is my fave!
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

    p.s. Don't forget to check my Maison Martin Margiela with H&M GIVEAWAY ^^

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  20. I love capes. I am crushing on the gray one. I always wonder are they comfortable to wear when you are driving a car?
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  21. Ohh, I want a cute cape! But I always wondered how to wear them if I have a purse? I guess i can just wear it under the whole thing!

    -Sarah
    The Weekend Diary

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  22. Love capes! I have just bought a black one!

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  23. Amy, this is such a great post especially when you are a lover of capes. Aren't they just pure glamour? I love the brown cape so much of your selection :-)

    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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  24. Super cute outfit ideas! I love your blog, you are adorable!

    ♥ B
    With Love From Michigan

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  25. I LOVE capes! I'm short and curvy so I have yet to find one that doesn't overwhelm my frame, but I will certainly keep trying. I love your picks!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  26. I love a good cape - they are always so elegant... and part of me feels like a superhero :)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  27. Love a cape! I've heard that GapKids has some great capes that fit petite figures. Hoping to check them out for myself soon.

    xoxo
    Kerry

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  28. I am loving that middle pencil skirt/matching top combo - so chic! Happy I found your blog, I'll be following along with your adventures!

    xx,
    maya

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  29. I've been dying to get a cape!! I'll have to check out your options, they are all so cute!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  30. love the look of capes, especially back in the 60's
    so chic and cool
    brett

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  31. I love capes so much, they are so chic and elegant!:)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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