Thursday, October 11

the great cape

gap fur cape

Last winter I visited a very stylish clothing-designer friend of mine at her New York office before grabbing lunch. (She's the type who always looks polished, even when she's at home by herself!) After a few minutes of chatting, she excused herself to get her jacket and returned wearing a cape. A cape! It was then that I realized I too needed to wear a cape. There's something out-and-out sophisticated and elegant about a cape--or maybe it just makes me feel like my superhero stylish friend. This one by Gap is perfect.

6 comments:

Eat Breathe Live Color | Zoe said...

I'm in love with a cape! It's fun and whimsical and makes you feel just a little like a superhero. Great Find!

Anonymous said...

I've had a charcoal wool cape hanging in my closet for three seasons now that I'm in love with but have only worn once - because I can't figure out how to carry a bag when I'm wearing it! (I can't resign myself to the limits of a clutch...)

Any advice?

Ivanhoe Books - Art And Design said...

Do you think short people can wear capes?! I'm five foot two and worry they are a bit swamping? Am I merely being a cape-chicken?

Je m'amuse said...

I wouldn't shut up about capes last February when I was on a buying trip with a friend for her boutique. She just got back from another trip and picked up a tweed cape for me as a surprise. I'm so excited about wearing it this fall on a couple weekend jaunts to the states. This post just increased my excitement!

Marlien Rentmeester said...

How about a messenger bag with a cape? Or a handle bag? I'd wear either with a cape. And yes, I totally think a petite woman can work a care. You may need to tailor, so it hits you just below the hip.

Helen said...

I wore my Vanessa Bruno emerald cape this weekend and loved it with my vintage Hermes kelly bag :)

http://whathelenworetoday.com/2012/12/10/fur-beret-and-emerald-cape/