5 Chic Ways to Style Your Cape

Show stopping and statement-making, capes are stylish outerwear next to coats giving our outfits some polish and glam. You may not be a caped crusader, but pulling off this outerwear essential is surprisingly easy. Whether you wish to make your casual style a bit unexpected or stay practically stylish at formal events, keep on reading for your style inspirations on wearing capes to add a touch of dramatic flair to your looks.

  1. Dress up your casual outfits with chic capes.

bandeau trop with high waist pants and cape

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You may be a fan of tee-and-jeans look that reflects your effortless and cool nature, and find contemplations on what to wear in the morning unbearable. But, you don’t have to spend too much effort on thinking how to look chic at the same time comfortable, as wearing capes with your casual outfits can make a big difference to your look. Street style star Ulyana Sergeenko made her typical boyfriend jeans and button-down outfit looks chic by topping it with a chic floor-length cape. Like her, you can make your casual jeans street style-worthy by picking a stylish cape that tickles your fancy.

  1. Add some flair to your monochromatic outfit with cape.

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A monochromatic look tends to look dull and boring. So like fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni, add some flair to your monochromatic outfit with a cape. Wool capes are typically dressy than any other fabric, but you can also go for a leather cape like Miroslava Duma did, especially when it’s chilly outside so you’ll keep your style stylish at the same time functional.

  1. Wear the architectural trend with capes.

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Architectural trend is one of the artistic and modern trends that earned an editorial-worthy look. Capes are generally made from stiff fabrics, but you can still look for structured styles, architectural silhouette, and unique trims so you’ll look statement-making even you don’t wear a lot of colors or flashy prints. Elena Perminova topped her lace dress with a gray wool cape that transformed her outfit into a street-style worthy look. Just polish your outfit with a pair of complementing boots that go well with your cape’s style.

  1. Tame your flashy prints with solid-colored capes.

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If you wish to refresh your printed outfits that look outdated, simply top your looks with a solid-colored cape, preferably in neutral shade, to add some elegance to your outfit especially if you’re wearing flashy and trendy prints. This way, you’ll create a new and fresh look from your old and less favorite outfit. If you’re a fan of creating fashionable layers, then simply trade your classic coats to stylish capes to give your layered pieces some structure. Like fashion blogger Blair Eadie, you can mix your prints in your outfit, but tame them with a camel colored cape to make it look polished and put together.

  1. Add some interest to your neutral outfits with statement-making capes.

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If you’re tired of wearing your white button-down shirt and black pencil skirt over and over again, then add some interest to your timeless pieces with a statement-making cape. Whether you’re going for a printed cape that looks trendy or embellished ones that look baroque, capes will surely make your simple outfit statement-making and street-style worthy.

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