For an Afternoon at the Museum
A turtleneck sweater, jeans, and sleek booties are easy, go-to items that will look good with almost any cape. Make the outfit stand out by carrying a statement clutch, like this "Cool" one from Lanvin.
H&M Cape, $99; hm.com; Chinti and Parker Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater, $455; net-a-porter.com; Current/Elliott The Ankle Skinny Mid-Rise Jeans, $240; net-a-porter.com; Jil Sander Chunky-Heel Leather Ankle Boots, $920; net-a-porter.com; Saint Laurent Bold Havana Acetate Sunglasses, $300; forzieri.com; Lanvin Top Zip Clutch, $870, farfetch.com
For the Office
Mix things up with a patterned skirt and over-the-knee boots. Don't forget to throw tights on underneath for a polished look.
H&M Cape, $99; hm.com; Kenzo Boxy Kimono Shirt, $376; farfetch.com; Kenzo ‘Eye’ Embroidered Skirt, $538; farfetch.com; Marni Pouchette Clutch, $555; farfetch.com; Gianvito Rossi Over-the-Knee Boots, $1,412; farfetch.com
For a Shopping Excursion
For an easy daytime ensemble, pair a cape with a sweater, plaid trousers, and flat black boots.
H&M Cape, $99; hm.com; J Brand Luxe-Felt Contrast Sweater, $776; lyst.com; Zara Checked Trousers With Zips, $79; zara.com; H&M Low boots, $59.95; hm.com; Eddie Borgo Rose Gold-Plated Crystal Chain Bracelet, $500; net-a-porter.com
Take a cue from the boys and throw on a smart, menswear-inspired button-up and shorts. Make the outfit a bit more whimsical with a fun bag, like this Olympia Le-Tan bookish clutch.
H&M Cape, $99; hm.com; Carven Contrast Collar Cotton Shirt, $225; my-wardrobe.com; Carven Boiled Wool Shorts, $364; my-wardrobe.com; Proenza Schouler Black Ankle Boots, $742; my-wardobe.com; Olympia Le-Tan War and Peace Embroidered Clutch, $1,880; net-a-porter.com
Capes are undoubtedly easier to pull off with pants. You can't go wrong with leather pants, a crewneck sweater, and high-heeled booties.
H&M Cape, $99; hm.com; Burberry Prorsum Soldier Sweater, $1,443; farfetch.com; Isabel Marant ‘Kerry’ Biker Leather Trouser, $1,625; farfetch.com; Tabitha Simmons Hunter Leather and Calf Hair Ankle Boots, $1,295; modaoperandi.com; Tom Binns Safety Pin Bracelet, $290; farfetch.com
For a Date
Dress it up for evening with a leather miniskirt, a pair of strappy pumps, and something sheer. We're loving this Jason Wu striped tulle sweater, which shows a flash of skin but keeps you warm, too.
H&M Cape, $99; hm.com; Jason Wu Striped Merino Wool and Tulle Sweater, $750; net-a-porter.com; Maiyet Leather and Braided Calf Hair Wrap Skirt, $1,995; net-a-porter.com; Aldo Rise x Preen Elfea Pumps, $160; aldo.com; Lynn Ban Stackable Sagged Knuckle Ring, $710; farfetch.com
|Lauren Ralph Lauren, $134.99; zappos.com|
|Michael Kors, $295; zappos.com|
|MSGM, $635; farfetch.com|
|Asos, $104.12; asos.com|
|MSGM, $888.25; farfetch.com|
|Chicos, $179; chicos.com|
|Collezione, $74.99; jcp.com|