Feel like a superhero this season in one of fall’s trendiest capes. There are various styles to choose from, whether you want to make a BIG fashion statement, or just a nod to this season’s fashion. Let’s talk about capes for women first!
Long Cape – Next-level your work day wardrobe with a tailored knee-length stunner. It’s gorgeous and bold, and dark colours create a sophisticated look.
Short Cape – You may feel more comfortable in a shorter version, which are oh-so stylish and chic. Pick a great plaid, or a style with a great toggle closure.
Poncho – Ponchos are basically a piece of cloth (originally a blanket) with a hole in the middle so you can slip it over your head. Typically, they are made in a Mexican/South American style fabric. Today’s ponchos are available in various styles and fabrics, including knitted.
Plaid Ruana Wrap – Ruana’s are a version of a poncho, but the slit goes right down the front, so they almost look just like a blanket thrown over your shoulders. An oversized plaid Ruana is a great look over jeans at a tailgate party or football game!
Trench Neets Cape – Rethink your rain gear with the new trench-meets-cape combo. It has the tailoring of a trench coat but is actually a cape, with the traditional trench tie belt threaded through the arm slits. You’ll find these in long and short versions.
Cape Jacket – A combination of jacket with cape is a good way to fit into the season without going “full on cape”. Tailored, and often double breasted, these are very classic, almost military in their look. More formal varieties come with neat slits for sleeves and in soft fabrics like crepe, even velvet.
Sarape – Sarapes (or serapes – depending on where you’re from) are very similar to ponchos – simply longer. They are also sleeveless with only a hole for your head. They originally come from Mexico and are very blanket-like and warm.
Scarf Wrap – Not so sure about the cape? Throw this easily packable scarf in your carry-on to weather unexpectedly chilly flights. If you want to keep the wrap in place (and add some bling), consider a scarf wrap pin.
Colours and Fabrics – Fall 2019 is still all about big plaids and checks, and the truly autumnal shades are a mixture of deep, creamy yellows like Butterscotch and Dark Cheddar, along with soft, nutty browns like Sugar Almond and Hazel.
Men can wear capes, but most don’t here in Canada!.For fall, choose from one of these great trends:
- Light-wash denim for pants, jackets, even suits
- Sling bags
- Vintage watches
- Mismatched prints
- Corduroy anything (pants, jackets)
- Cropped trousers
- Neck scarves (like Harry Potter wore)
- Plaid pants