The cold season ahead demands an array of outerwear, but our usual go-to options of coats and jackets tend to hide our outfits rather than enhance it - that’s where the dramatic cape comes in - a chic spin on a winter must have.
The A-line silhouette is as classic as they come, although a tricky piece to style - the new cape is more modern and glamorous with some serious superpowers to transform your look from drab to fab in one swift swoosh. Whether you want to channel a retro vibe or prefer to add some edge, there is definitely more than one way to make it look sophisticated. We have searched the web for the best of the best capes that will push you to embrace the look with open or should we say bare arms:
Mango Cape (Rs. 8990):
This cape in a classic camel hue will bring you one step closer to a style superhero status in a flash. Layer the neutral topper over black separates to keep extra warm on those crisp days. You can even take it to work by pairing it with a white button down, slim trousers and killer booties to polish it off.
Zara Cape (Rs. 7990):
Prepare to turn heads in this epic black and white blanket cape. Pair your fave jeans and comfy sneaks with it for a simple, but totally trendy look that's perfect for a shopping adventure or coffee with a friend.
Forever 21 Cape (3300 approx):
Balance the billowy-ness of your top half by slipping into a slim pant. We love the idea of teaming this with another plaid piece for a trendy print-on-print look.
Tweed Cape (Rs. 1899; Snapdeal.com):
An elegant cape like this tweed one imparts a sense of drama while streamlining the entire ensemble. For a fancier vibe pair your cape with a sharp but simple sheath dress and leave it open to show off the dress as well as your toned body.
Cape (Rs. 8400; Ozel.com):
A cape in one of fall’s favorite color is an excellent alternative to your basic black cover-ups. Give the cape some street cred by wearing it with black skinnies and brogues. For a more immaculate look, we suggest partnering it with a fitted pencil skirt and black turtle neck. A pencil skirt will keep the proportion lean, not bulky.
Benetton Cape (Rs. 2499; Jabong.com):
One of the best things about a cape is that it adds instant polish to even the most casual, thrown-together looks. Upgrade your weekend wear by using your cape as a sophisticated contrast to your distressed boyfriend denims and a cozy pullover. Add-ons like a beanie in a bright color and a pair of heeled ankle booties will further enhance the seasonal feel of the outfit.