Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Adding a cape to an outfit instead of a coat is like wrapping yourself in snuggly, instant glamour. Capes either brilliantly dramatic and will make you want to swish about all over the place pretending you're a superhero, or they'll make you look much more sophisticated than you really are. This camel cape from Paisie falls into the latter camp. And it's just £35 in the sale.
I'm not really a Jack Wills fan, it's all a little bit sensible for my liking. But this pure wool cape is an exception to my very fussy rules. It's damn expensive at £199 from ASOS, but it's rather lovely indeed. I need a dog and a countryside pub immediately.
If you fancy playing dress up, this vintage 1950s cape could be the answer. This is the perfect Halloween dress up for lazy people - it looks like you've made an effort when you haven't at all an you're just wearing your normal clothes. It's made from beautiful Russian wool and it's in a size 12. Someone lend me £115 please? I'll let you have a swish about in my brilliant new cape.
I wasn't expecting to find a gorgeous tweed cape in Dorothy Perkins, and yet this one is quite splendid. It's £65 so the wool isn't going to stay looking good for long (in fact, it's only 46% wool), but if you fancy swishing about until spring next year, it's a good option that will look smart with everything you own.
Oooh, the most beautiful (and cheapest) cape of the bunch might be hiding in H&M! Usually the only thing hiding in H&M is me. Under a pile of coats. Away from crazed bargain shoppers who don't put things back on the rails in an orderly fashion. I might spend £34.99 and order this gorgeous black cape coat online instead. It needs a hat, a magnifying glass and a newspaper to hide behind.