Dressipi Blog

STAR STYLE: How to wear a cape and look fabulous

Posted on: October 18, 2012

Sometimes it’s good to see fashion in action. Whether you like celebrity style or not, seeing how to wear a look can make all the difference, and more often than not people in the glossies are wearing product before we are. Apart from celebs there are so many fabulously stylish bloggers out there who put their own great spin on fashion trends. Yesterday I was browsing one of my favourite blogs www.seaofshoes.com by young fashionista Jane Aldridge and this picture of her mother Judy Aldridge caught my eye (please note I’ve borrowed this pic from Jane’s blog!). She’s wearing a Diesel cape-style jacket £250. Actually it’s more like a cape-style jacket/cardigan.

Judy runs the blog and website Atlantis Home and mother-and-daughter both run a fabulous series of pics giving great style inspirations. This season capes are  …big. Apart from being on-trend, they can hide a multitude of sin as well as creating the sense of shape. The thing about wearing a cape is to make sure you balance out all that volume up top. I have to say, on websites I would have completely glossed over this Diesel piece …

… but seeing it in action on Judy, styled with a pair of skinny jeans, boots and that fabulous scooped snood, it’s brought to life very stylishly. There’s a great mix of volume up top contrasted with those skinny jeans to break up that loose fit. Styling that statement detail at the neck gives another dimension to all those proportions. As an option you might like this Michael Michael Kors faux-fur snood £95:

Longer, chunky necklaces are also a great addition to a cape. My architect friend was wearing a fabulous black felt cape the other night but it was the long chunky Lanvin metal necklace that gave it a whole new feel. This pearl and metal necklace from KG Kurt Geiger £30 is perfect. Nataile x

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