I KNOW you've been seeing them, wondering about them, perhaps even despising them ... but its undeniable, and even Chanel, Marc Jacobs, YSL agree. Capes have overridden the trench for the new Fall coat staple.
My concern? How to make them look a little more glam and A LOT LESS Hogwarts... So after a little research, I found 3 simple answers.
1. Be a little daring with the color.
emerald green cape by DKNY
A pop of color helps to distinguish exactly what you are wearing.
2. Pick a flattering cut.
Cashmere Cape by Vince
A dolman sleeve instead of open sleeve will prevent you from getting lost in the piece by giving a distinct arm silhouette.
3. Choose appropriate accessories.
Kim Kardashian in Thierry Mugler.
Take a tip from Kim K - picking a great pair of leopard print boots, professional handbag, and sunglasses immediately prevents the "bag lady" look. While you do not necessarily need the Louis Vuitton Pegase 55, Christian Louboutin Lipspike Boots, or Hermes' Birkin, be sure that you pick pieces that will enhance the look. Too much in this case will be, well, too much as the cape should be the focal point of the outfit.
What's your take?