How to Wear Capes for Winter

Cream Turtleneck under Cape - Stylishlyme

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Cream Knitted Turtleneck - Stylishlyme

Brown Patterned Cape - Stylishlyme

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Black Calf Hair Pumps Black Tights - Stylishlyme

Patterend Leslie Tessler Cape Fall - Stylishlyme

Rose Gold Watch - Stylishlyme

Rose Gold Fossil Watch - Stylishlyme

Rose Gold Watch gifted by Fossil | Georgia Cape gifted by Leslie Tessler | Sweater Dress – Old (Somewhat similar) | Black Pumps gifted by Coye Nokes

Bold, Elegant and Powerful – The Cape

If you are looking for a highly stylish alternative to a coat than a cape is just it! A cape is bold, mysterious and not to mention practical. It adds the right amount of drama and can be easily slung over your fall or winter outfit.

You don’t have to be a caped crusader to rock the cape. Wear it casually with black skinnies or dressed up with an evening gown. Depending on where you want to wear a cape determines the type you ultimately end up purchasing. If you have no use for an evening caplet go for a casual tartan to wear with denim. There are so many styles available now that you can definitely find one to call your own.

Remember to keep your outfit under the cape somewhat tight. Since a cape does make you appear top heavy you will want your bottom half to be severely form fitting. To achieve that look I decided to wear tights.

I also had fun coordinating the colors and pieces in this outfit. I choose a large knitted sweater dress with an oversized turtleneck. I pulled the knitted turtleneck over the cape and it made for a nice cozy touch.

My accessories, gold earrings and ring with a super gorgeous rose gold watch from Fossil . The greatest thing about this watch is that has an Adjust-O-Matic closure – perfect for my skinny wrist. I removed three closures and it fit perfectly!

Whether you choose tartan, animal print or a subtle print like the one I’m wearing a cape automatically adds drama to an otherwise mundane outfit.

Are you a fan of capes?

Stay Stylish,

Photos by: @peterlang

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14 thoughts on “How to Wear Capes for Winter

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    Always cute and chic ! ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Love the watch and ring! I like capes, but have yet to buy one. Just too cold in NYC. Can only really wear them in the fall.


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      It can get tricky once it gets freezing. But you should give one a try! Try one on next time you’re shopping!

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    Lorna Mai

    Never worn a cape before they look great. Thanks for sharing

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      You definitely should give it a try! I think you’ll love them!

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    Wow that is a lovely cape 🙂
    xx Stephanie (

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    Ericka Garcia

    Love the cape and the watch! 🙂

    Ericka of

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    I love this cape—you look absolutely stunning! I am a huge fan of capes. I feel instantly elegant like my stylish grandmother—she used to wear them all the time. That watch is beautiful! It’s delicate but still makes a statement.

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      Happy you like the outfit Brooke – thank you!

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    i love capes! great styling

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    gorgeous cape and love the lining!
    kw ladies in navy

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    Bárbara Marques

    I’m such a big fan of capes, and yours is beautiful 🙂
    Giveaway on my blog 🙂

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      Thank you Barbara!