Not all heroes wear capes. But all style-savvy women do.
The easy, draped silhouette is great in place of a fall coat. When tossed on over almost anything, it instantly ups your style game. Choose one in leather (another big fall trend) to replace your leather jacket, or layer a blazer cape over your favorite sweater. Here are a few of our fall favorites.
When your muse is the ever-elegant Anne Hathaway (she has been seen donning one of this Irish designer’s coats), you can’t go wrong. The Triona tweed cape is inspired by the colors of the Donegal landscape and is hand-woven with 100 percent lambs wool. They’re one size fits all and come in rich colors and patterns (we love the houndstooth), $260
Perfect for layering, this oversized Marc Jacobs sweater-cape knit is crafted from the best Italian wool and cashmere. Wear over a t-shirt and jeans when the weather takes a turn for a cozy, yet fashionable step into fall. $1,500
Boston designer Daniela Corte doesn’t disappoint with her Varon wool cape, an Italian Boille Wool piece with a sash tie waist. The versatile robe silhouette, collar, and tiered back panel create an interesting yet wearable take on the cape. $1,200
One of the first on the scene with its popular monogrammed poncho in 2014, Burberry continues to wrap us in classic comfort with its new blanket cape. Direct from Scotland, it envelopes you in jacquard-woven wool and cashmere with an updated take on its logo. $690
A cape can also be about fitted sophistication, as exemplified by BCBG’s Upas Cape Jacket. This perfectly tailored topper has defined shoulders and a waist-flattering fit, drawing inspiration from work-to-evening style. Pair with matching suit pants or wear over a patterned sheath dress. $228