If you’re like me, there are probably loads of fashion styles you love but would never dare to try out. I’m a sucker for hats but I rarely wear them because they seem so ostentatious unless you’re going to a wedding or another formal event. Equally, I love a good cape, but apart from one very brief affair with a navy ASOS cape that ended up covered in dog fluff, I didn’t own any… Until this autumn, that is!
I’ve taken the plunge with not one, but three new capes that I’m going to wear the heck out of this A/W, because if I’ve learned one thing about fashion, it’s that it should be fun, and also that the worst that can happen is people think you look odd. And honestly, life’s too short to worry about other people!
First up is the Max Studio Doubleweave Wool Cape, which was incredibly pricey even on sale, but I’ve loved it ever since I saw it on Pippa Middleton last year. When I stumbled across it again on With Love From Kat on Pinterest, I followed the link, discovered it was on sale, and decided to get one for my birthday. It’s so heavy and thick I’ve not worn it yet, but I can’t wait! It’s still available in medium / large here.
Then comes the Next navy check cape, which I also bought for my birthday… Hmm. But this was two weeks before my birthday so it doesn’t really count. Hey, it was on back order only! I’ve worn this loads, and I absolutely love it. It was the piece of clothing that finally convinced me that yes, I can pull off a cape, and yes, they are actually as cosy as they look! You can find the navy check cape here. (They also do this in a black)
Finally, another Next purchase, the wool grey cape, available here. It’s pretty thin, has no pockets, and has openings for the arms rather than slits, which is my preference, but when you’re on a roll, you’re on a roll. I actually picked up the pink version first, but returned it when I found this one is grey, which fits into my wardrobe so much better.
Do you have any capes in your collection? Or, do you love the style but haven’t taken the plunge yet? Let me know in the comments!