After seeing my mom rock this cape so effectively, my friend Angella showed up for a visit sporting an equally fabulous black cape as her winter layer of choice...
|Stylish Scot-inspired capeness via The Sartorialist|
|Parisian chic, also via The Sartorialist|
|Cozy knit in my favorite hue from The Sartorialist, but booooo smoking (I hate cigs with an intense passion!).|
|Preggo cape awesomeness via Hatch|
|My new favorite blogger, Heather of L.A. in Bloom, rocking a toffee-colored Zara cape outside her gallery. Super cool.|
|I fear if I owned this delicious Sundance cape, it would be literally the only thing I wore for the rest of winter.|
|Black n' tan J.Crew cape... on sale!|
Things I love about capes:
1) They are incredibly forgiving. Be you injured, preggo, or in need of hiding the damage from Thanksgiving, your cape has got you covered.
2) They allow you to swoop dramatically into and out of a room. I really enjoy swooping.
3) Capes seem to be the ultimate in coziness. You can really bundle yourself against the elements in one of these bad boys.
4) They are basically the adult equivalent of a swaddle, affording the same sense of warmth and security.
Clearly, I think I need to add a cape to my wardrobe this winter. And while I realize that I just vowed to venture away from all things black or brown for cold weather, if you're going to be swooping around, it is probably best done in a neutral color, lest your drama veer from chic towards maniacal (its a fine line, friends). Hence, the dark choices above to display my current cape love. I wish I had a photo of my cape-clad mama to include, but between work and PT, she's not currently available for photo shoots. When she's doing better, I'll have to share her cape fabulousness as well. In the meantime, she's truly a superhero. Up, up and away!
Happy Friday, everyone!
What are you doing to make dressing for the cold a bit more fun?