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Wednesday, November 24th 2010

Currently Coveting: Capes

I’m a cold weather wimp, so when it comes to winter outerwear I tend to take the puffer coat route. While cozy, it’s hardly the most put-together option, and though it serves me well on casual Saturdays, I’m looking to diversify with something a little more polished.

Enter the cape. A blogger and street style favorite (Garance Doré loves hers), the cape’s clean lines and elegant silhouette have earned it a lot of fans this season. And it’s no wonder, considering its ability to add a little something extra to an everyday ensemble: Rag & Bone’s preppy plaid version (pictured) lends an equestrian feel to a pullover sweater, denim leggings, and riding boots, while Vena Cava’s army green style (also pictured) elevates a pair of cargo skinnies and lace-up booties. And because I can’t arrive at holiday parties in my bulky puffer, this cape by Rebecca Taylor will pair perfectly with an embellished dress and a tiny clutch.

--Tonya

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