Cape coats have been ubiquitous on and off the red carpet as of late. And with many big fashion houses incorporating it in their collections, it has become the “it” outerwear of the season.
If you are still unsure about investing in this piece, you should know that there are many ways to style it. So go ahead, invest in one, turn it into your winter staple and use these celebrity outfits for inspiration:
1. Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks and other celebrities at the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ studios in California on November 17, 2014
The Hunger Games actress took a simple bodycon dress to the next level by teaming it up with a prismatic pair of pumps and a chic black cape.
2. Jennifer Lopez (Full Story)
Jennifer Lopez and other celebrities outside the Ed Sullivan Theater as they arrive for the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ in New York on November 5, 2014
The ‘American Idol’ judge had other ideas. She braved the cold and put on a midriff-baring halter top, partnered it with a pair of high-waisted pants and finished off the look with a sleek slid-slitted coat.
3. Lydia Bright
Lydia Bright outside ITV Studios in London on February 16, 2015
JLo’s top too daring for you? Try Lydia’s trick. She donned a classic white button down top and kept the look polished with a pair of pumps.
4. Denise Van Outen
Denise Van Outen at the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ UK premiere held at the Odeon cinema in London on February 12, 2015
Give it a more playful vibe by choosing a pair of shorts with a print that matches your coat. Take it from the actress. She spiced it up with a bold pair of red pumps for that splash of color.
5. Olivia Palermo
Olivia Palermo at the “Kingsman: The Secret Service” New York Premiere in New York on February 10, 2015
I can’t begin to dissect the socialite’s outfit. She looks like she had on a turtleneck top and a skirt over a pair of leggings. The boxy coat served as a icing to the cake.
6. Nicky Hilton
Paris and Nicky Hilton at Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 – Valentino in Paris on September 30, 2014
Here’s another socialite who knows her fashion. Nicky tried the color block trend by pairing this cropped cape with a red dress.
7. Miroslava Duma
Miroslava Duma at Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 in Paris on March 4, 2014
You can always count on Mira to dish out some of the best fashion week looks! That includes this suede cape coat that she topped over a pair of ‘70s style jeans and a button down shirt. Achievable, right?
8. Rosie Fortescue
Rosie Fortescue in Made in Chelsea’s Alexandra Felstead’s ‘Being Binky’ Book launch Party at Whiskey Mist in London on May 6, 2014
The TV actress donned a lace bralet and a studded skirt. She added a touch of class with that cape coat and a pair of lace up pumps.
9. Poppy Delevingne
Poppy Delevingne at The Claridge’s Christmas tree unveiling party held at Claridge’s Hotel in London on November 26, 2013
The socialite took a cue from Dolce & Gabbana and wore a heavily embellished top with a dramatic sheer lace skirt. But to balance out the show of flesh, she topped a long cape coat over her attire.
If these outfits didn’t make you want to go running to your favorite store to get your cape fix, we don’t know what will. But save the running for later because we scoured the interwebs for some great outerwear finds:
1. Pierre Balmain Cape Blazer, $1575.00 at Shopbop
2. Dsquared2 Adele ‘60s Cape, $405.00 at Shopbop
3. Trina Turk Double Breasted Wool Blend Cape, $246.90 at Nordstrom
4. Soia & Kyo Hooded Cape, $148.98 at Nordstrom
5. Osman Hera Cape Coat, $2088.56 at Farfetch
6. Saint Laurent Cape Parka Coat, $1645.00 at Farfetch
Now try styling these coats the way the celebrities did!
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