A lot of women are afraid of styling capes but you shouldn’t be because they are pretty easy to wear, when you know how! A cape for me is an essential classic, sophisticated piece that adds style to any look. It’s also a good way to add variety to your outer wear in winter to get away from the usual, boring coats.
3 Quick Tips for Capes
- Capes give volume to the upper body so they look great with fitted trousers to balance your figure.
- Keep the rest of your outfit simple, because a cape is a big and standout piece that always draws attention to you.
- You can’t wear a cape with a shoulder bag so go for a small clutch or cross body bag.
Your Body and Capes
I would choose a cape that doesn’t have too much fabric, especially if you’re petite like me, or it can swamp you. A cape with a cinched in waist reduces the volume and adds structure
to your outfit. It looks great on women with a small waist. If you’re not very tall and you want to wear a cape with flats, choose a short to medium cape so you don’t look shorter! I like wearing boots with a cape to add a stylish addition to my outfit.
Where to Wear Capes?
There are lots of different cape styles. For formal occasions and work the best are one-tone capes, with a simple style and some structure. The most casual ones are great for informal situations, going out or weekends. The cape I have styled in this post was a casual weekend outfit for shopping and it really made a good impression.
Get This Look
I have kindly been sent a gorgeous burgundy cape from Shein. I paired the cape with a burgandy floppy hat from Pretty Little Thing and boots/leggings from Zara. You can purchase the cape here for £20.80, such a bargain too!
Hope this was useful and I see all you beauties styling capes!
Love Ciandra x