Shopping Fix: This Season’s Seriously Covetable Capes

Coats Are Out, Capes Are In.


by Milly Putt |
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As those crisp mornings creep in, having strong outerwear game is at the forefront of our minds (our AW15 coat trends round up has all the inspo you'll need for that). But the chicest shape this season, comes in the form of the cape. So, we’ve rounded up some of the best capes (otherwise known as blankets / throws / shawls / wraps / plankets - you name it!) around town!

Moving on from Kimono-inspired drapes of the summer months, capes are taking on more structured shapes this season, ensuring there's no resemblance to a superhero's key accessory.

Forming the perfect alternative to your winter coat, our high street picks have favoured more classic styles. Zara’s houndstooth number taps into the heritage trend, without being excessively Sherlock-esque.

The designer picks also take cues from Victorian style influences, with McQueen's romantic rose print making us think of Dickensian England. Or at the other end of the spectrum, we love the 70s inspired paisley print from Etro, offering a quick and easy way to rock that trend.

Take a look below at the most captivating capes...


Top 10 Capes

Mango1 of 10


Perfect as a cover-up on your way into work, the blazer-esque neckline of this cape would go with anything. Simple, yet chic. £89.99

Claudie Pierlot2 of 10

Claudie Pierlot

This camel Galaxie Coat from Claudie Pierlot provides a great minilamist shape as well as being a beautiful colour. £315

Givenchy3 of 10


A new way to work a biker jacket is this leather cape from Givenchy. Perfect for adding a little additude to an LBD. £3,600

Etro4 of 10


As a great way to incorporate 70s style, this Etro Cape is snuggly, but still structured. £862.13,

uterque5 of 10


This Uterque Cape is reversible, so either have the green check peeking through or as styled here all out. With a hood to complete the cocoon effect, this will keep you cosy all winter. £215,

Ted Baker6 of 10

Ted Baker

Simple and chic this Ted Baker navy cape will smarten up your jeans, for that effortless casual Friday cool. £199,

asos7 of 10


The colour of this cape on ASOS is great, with the double breasted detail giving it a vintage feel. £75,

Zara8 of 10


This Zara cape picks up on the heritage trend with the houndstooth print, with a removeable faux fur collar. £89.99

caterina gatta9 of 10

caterina gatta

The print of this Caterina Gatta Cape is amazing, with little details like the faux patent collar as a finishing touch. £465

Mcqueen10 of 10


This McQueen cape has a classic ribbon tie with the romantic rose print. £1,695

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