I’ve been trying for the past year or so to embrace the cape/poncho trend. I’ve bought at least six and have returned them all because they just didn’t look right. I thought I’d give it one more chance, so I bought this one in late September. It’s super lightweight, which might be what makes it work for me. The other ones I’ve bought (and returned) were all pretty heavy, and they overwhelmed my frame. And the fringe on this one is fun!
Cape/Poncho: LOFT (similar here, here, and here) | Jeans: Old Navy | Top: The Limited (similar here and here) | Boots: Guess (similar here and here) | Necklace: BaubleBar (similar here, here, and here)
For this post, I wanted to talk about capes. Not the “I’m Supergirl, and here’s my cape” type of cape, but the capes/ponchos that have been in so many stores lately. While I love the idea of basically wearing a blanket and pretending that it’s an actual piece of clothing, whenever I’ve tried on a cape/poncho, I’ve found that the wrapping myself in feet of fabric looks pretty overwhelming on my frame. Sure, I could throw on a belt, but I wonder if I’d end up looking like I’m wearing a belted blanket rather than just a blanket. I like this trend on other people, but whenever I’ve tried it myself, I end up feeling a bit ridiculous. I have not yet given up though! I just ordered one I saw last month, and it will definitely appear on the blog if I decide that I can make it work.
What do you think of the cape/poncho trend? I’ve included a few capes below that I like in theory in case this is a trend you’re crazy about.
(And why do so many superheros have capes anyway?)
BP Horizontal Stripe Poncho | Forever 21 Plaid Poncho Sweater | Hinge Stripe Cape | Express Color Block Blanket Cover-Up | Ann Taylor Belted Cape | LOFT Colorblock Poncho
I have embraced the cape and feel a bit like a superhero. Not a bad way to start the week.
I was browsing online in December and came across this fabulous red belted cape coat on Hautelook. The price was great (less than $100), and it’s red. So … I kinda couldn’t say no to it. When I bought it, the idea of wearing it with opera gloves popped into my head. I’m not sure why, but I became a bit obsessed with creating this look. And here it is. And I love it.
Coat: Hautelook (similar here, lots of options on Etsy here, and a burgundy one here) | Gloves: The Limited (similar here and here and blush pink here) | Pants: The Limited | Blouse: The Limited (similar here and here) | Purse: Kate Spade Outlet (similar here and here) | Shoes: Nine West