If you haven’t seen this trend before, it’s apparent that capes are no longer just for superheroes and storybook characters. Seemingly out of nowhere, this style blew up. To be honest, I can remember my mom trying to dress me in a cape when I was younger, but I never really loved the trend until recently, when I saw how chic it really is and can be. I’ve been looking for the perfect cape/capelette to try lately, and I’m almost certain I’ve found it.
I purchased mine from The Olivia Pope Scandal Collection for The Limited, and I am head over heels mad for this plaid. I’ve always been obsessed with plaid; I blame it on 11 years of wearing it every day in private school. However, I love how muted and neutral this is. It’s a statement coat without being overstated. This allowed me to put my favorite styling technique to work- contrast and statement pieces against a neutral color palette. I can definitely see this as becoming a staple in anyone’s winter wardrobe. Plus, it’s on sale right now in stores and on The Limited website. However, there are limited quantities left online, so if you’re interested, I would act pretty soon.