Forget cumbersome sleeves because capes and ponchos are all you’ll want to wear to keep you warm and stylish this fall. The comfortable and cosy capes are an AW21 trend that’s taken over the streets and our Instagram feeds. In fact, we’re already seeing trend-setters and fashion enthusiasts looking fabulous in blanket-like capes. So, find inspiration in the 8 street style ideas on how to wear capes we rounded up and choose one to call your own in our selection.
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1- handmade and vintage vibe
A short cashmere or pure wool cape is not only stylish to wear but also very practical. Keep one in your handbag to layer it over your outwear as the day gets colder. Choose a colour that contrasts with the rest of your outfit like this black and white combination.
2-Chic patchwork cape
This patchwork cape is so wonderful it’s the centrepiece of the outfit. It’s not exactly a street style inspiration, but it’s a perfect look for a weekend in the countryside. In this case, make sure you wear clothes in Autumn colours like blue, mustard, army green for a sophisticated look as suggested by the Cashmere Coton Soie shop.
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3- As cosy as a blanket
Capes and ponchos can feel as cosy as your favourite blanket, hence they’re a great choice for when you wish you could stay in bed! These two-colour geometric capes bring fun to monochromatic looks.
4- Bohemian poncho
Ponchos were the outwear par excellence of the ’70s hippies, so pair yours with flared jeans for an extra bohemian vibe. Additionally, get inspired by how Molly Molloy wears a Breton t-shirt with stripes that complement the ones on her cape.
5- With a ’70s vibe
Wear a short poncho-like cape with a mini skirt and knee-high boots for a retro look with a ’70s vibe.
Olivia Palermo is our street style inspiration on how to wear a cape with a little black dress and look like a fashion superhero.
If you prefer fitted silhouettes, wear a belt over the roomy cape and create a dressier look. Check how Toteme styled this belted look by cinching the front part of the cape, leaving the back loose.
7- Cape on rainy days
Consider wearing a waterproof cape in AW 21-22 instead of your usual raincoats; the poncho-style outwear keeps you dry while allowing you to move freely.
8- Poncho + leggings + boots
Selena Gomez is our street style inspiration on how to wear a poncho with leggings, a hot AW 21-22 trend. The flowy silhouette of her cape balances the tight leggings and boots look.
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