9 Chic Ways To Style Cape Coats and Jackets: What To Wear

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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. Black Cape Blazer

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.

Elizabeth Banks flaunts her long legs before a taping at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'Elizabeth Banks flaunts her long legs before a taping at ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on November 17, 2014, in Los Angeles, California

Elizabeth Banks flaunted her legs in a black BB Dakota cape blazer paired with a fitted red dress featuring a pleated neckline and double straps from Mulger. Her look was completed with colorful Roger Vivier heels.

Elizabeth Banks wears a black BB Dakota cape blazer over a red Mugler dressElizabeth Banks wears a black BB Dakota cape blazer over a red Mugler dress

2. Black Tuxedo-Style Cape

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.

Jennifer Lopez1 Actress Jennifer Lopez enters the “Late Show With David Letterman” taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on November 5, 2014, in New York City

Jennifer Lopez looked fabulous in wide-leg Paule Ka pants, a cutout crop by Milly, a Noon by Noor tuxedo-style cape, Le Silla pumps, and a Hayward box clutch.

Jennifer Lopez styled a cut-out crop top with a tuxedo-style capeJennifer Lopez styled a cut-out crop top with a tuxedo-style cape

3. Navy Cape and White Button-Down

JLo’s top too daring for you? Try Lydia’s trick. The English television personality donned a classic white button-down top with a navy cape from Lavish Alice and kept the look polished with a pair of pumps.

Lydia Bright wears a cape from Lavish Alice outside ITV StudiosLydia Bright wears a cape from Lavish Alice outside ITV Studios in London on February 16, 2015

4. Black and White Caped Blazer

Give it a more playful vibe by choosing a pair of shorts with a print that matches your coat. Take it from English actress Denise van Outen. She spiced up her caped blazer with a bold pair of red pumps for that splash of color.

Best known as the bubbly presenter of The Big Breakfast, Denise also toted a quilted Saint Laurent handbag.

Denise van Outen flaunts her legs in a black and white striped jacket with matching shortsDenise van Outen flaunts her legs in a black and white striped jacket with matching shorts at the UK Premiere of “Fifty Shades Of Grey” at Odeon Leicester Square on February 12, 2015, in London, England

5. Sweeping Navy Cape

I can’t begin to dissect the socialite’s outfit. Oliva Palermo looks like she had on a turtleneck top and a skirt over a pair of leggings.

The boxy coat served as the icing on the cake. Her outfit was completed with Jimmy Choo’s Toni leather over-the-knee boots.

Olivia Palermo in a sweeping navy cape attends the "Kingsman: The Secret Service" New York PremiereOlivia Palermo in a sweeping navy cape attends the “Kingsman: The Secret Service” New York Premiere at SVA Theater on February 9, 2015, in New York City

6. Blue Cropped Wool-Cashmere Cape

Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton arrive at the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton arrive at the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 30, 2014, in Paris, France

Here’s another socialite who knows her fashion. Nicky Hilton tried the color block trend by pairing her blue cropped wool-cashmere cape with a red dress and black Christian Louboutin Bianca pumps.

Nicky Hilton flaunted her legs in a red dress with a Valentino blue cropped wool-cashmere capeNicky Hilton flaunted her legs in a red dress with a Valentino blue cropped wool-cashmere cape

7. Suede Cape Coat

You can always count on Russian digital entrepreneur Miroslava Duma 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?

Miroslava Duma attends the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015Miroslava Duma attends the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 4, 2014, in Paris, France

8. Sexy Cape Coat

The television actress donned a lace bralette and a studded skirt. She added a touch of class with that cape coat and a pair of lace-up pumps.

Rosie Fortescue at the launch of Binky Felstead's debut book Being BinkyRosie Fortescue at the launch of Binky Felstead’s debut book Being Binky at London’s Rusty Nail nightspot on May 6, 2014

9. Long Cape Coat

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, Poppy Delevingne topped a long cape coat over her attire.

Poppy Delevingne at The Claridge’s Christmas tree unveiling partyPoppy Delevingne at The Claridge’s Christmas tree unveiling party held at Claridge’s Hotel in London on November 26, 2013

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 from Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Farfetch:

1. Pierre Balmain Cape Blazer, $1,575.00

Pierre Balmain Cape Blazer

2. Dsquared2 Adele ‘60s Cape, $405.00

Dsquared2 Adele 60s Cape

3. Trina Turk Double Breasted Wool Blend Cape, $246.90

Trina Turk Double Breasted Wool Blend Cape

4. Soia & Kyo Hooded Cape, $148.98

Soia & Kyo Hooded Cape

5. Osman Hera Cape Coat, $2,088.56

Osman Hera Cape Coat

6. Saint Laurent Cape Parka Coat, $1,645.00

Saint Laurent Cape Parka Coat

Now try styling these coats the way the celebrities did!

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