A few years back I found myself lusting after a cape coat after seeing a few stylish women wearing beautiful capes on Pinterest. I picked this one up on a internet flash sale (I probably paid less than $50 dollars) and when I brought it home I asked everyone around me if this was something I thought I could pull off. After almost returning it about a dozen times, I finally decided to embrace the cape coat (channeling my inner Gwyneth) and I've surprised even myself with the number of times I reach for this coat on a weekly basis.
A cape is great for over blazer, because it completely avoids the wrinkling and pushing of the sleeves and I love it over dresses for nights when it's not too cold or when I know I'm only going to be getting in and out of cars. It has the bonus of making any outfit instantly chic and I'll often wear it just like I've styled it here while running errands or to meetings at the boy's school. On their own a black turtleneck and slim trousers wouldn't be all that interesting (although it could be deemed my middle of winter uniform) but with a cape over it any outfit is instantly elevated and that really is the beauty of the cape coat.
This coat is sold out, but I've linked to a few similar ones below at a wide range of price points. I probably look at the Stella McCartney version a least once a week (the dream) but since the price is higher than than my first car was, I'll be sticking to the one I already have. If anyone ever sees it 90% off, please let me know. ;) xx
Photography by Jaimie Baird (@JaimieBaird on Instagram)