Wearing: 123 Paris Joenix Cape c/o, Burberry Sock Boots (similar here and budget options here and here), Mango Straight Leather Pants (I don’t recommend them, as the leather is almost as thin as paper, therefore they ripped apart easily. Find better quality ones here, here, and here) , Edited Turtleneck (shop similar here), Le Specs The Last Lolita Sunglasses (budget alternatives here and here), Zara Beret (similar), Larsson & Jennings Watch c/o, and a J.W. Anderson Pierce Bag
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Who says capes have to look cheesy? This idea on how to wear a cape proves you can still look edgy in them with that Parisian je ne sais quoi.
The first thought on how to wear a cape appears, at first glance, unappealing to people who love effortless style. The reason is that one can’t help but immediately connect the idea with cheesy outfits. However, here are a few styling tricks that will transform that cape into a statement piece and make the outfit look edgy with that Parisian flair.
1. Leather weather. My trick on how to make a cape look edgier? Simple: Add a leather piece. This season it’s all about cropped straight pants, so this could be an option as well as a leather mini skirt. You can also add leather accessories such a structured handbag or a leather beret.
2. Unexpected Footwear. While you’ll mostly find cape outfits with girly shoes, why not try something you wouldn’t normally pair with it? Wear a cape with sock boots or over-the-knee slouchy styles that are so trendy at the moment.
3. Keep things minimal. Go monochrome and opt for clean lines and simple shapes in order to avoid too many details, as you want the cape to be the center of attention and make it a statement piece.
How about you? Do you also wear capes? How do you normally style them?
Wishing you all a great start of the week. x
By the way, check out this post if you want more effortless style ideas on how to wear a cape.