Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall Trend: Capes

Fall Trend:  Capes

Although I live in Texas and have very little opportunity to wear heavy coats, leather jackets and capes are an occasional option.  I had my eye on the "it" camel cape from Banana Republic, but because of the hot weather I wasn't able to convince myself to purchase it, and of course it is now sold out.  Can you say, "buyer's remorse"?!  So, I started scouring other cape options and discovered so many inspiring looks in capes...

The Banana Republic cape
F/W 2012 Runway Inspiration...

Jason Wu

Chloe


Phillip Lim

Dolce & Gabbana

In leather...

Loewe

Ghandour

Valentino

Street style inspiration...










Options to buy... (all under $200)


 MANGO snap button epaulettes cape  ($149.99)
OASAP cape style round neck worsted coat   ($110)
   Banana Republic BR Monogram wool cape   ($198)
Gap trench cape   ($48.99) + 30% off through 10/25!
Calvin Klein zip-front cape   ($124.99)

I prefer the sleeker, simpler looks with minimal hardware and the figure flattering effect of the belted styles.  I could see changing out the belt for different looks.  Are you a fan of capes for fall?  I would love to hear your thoughts!  


Cathy





61 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! I hope it cools off for ya down in TX!!! I would love to follow each other! Mi now follow you, please follow back :)

    -Kristine
    www.pugglewearsprada.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow!! I really like all these post lady!

    I think that i need a cape jajajaja

    x.o.x.o-N

    Hope see you in the next posts!

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  3. I want a camel colored one too! I haven't ever owned a cape before...it just might be a future purchase! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. I love the capes and I'm going to buy one in Blanco! ;)
    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Kisses from:
    frontlow.blogspot.com.es

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  5. UUgghh I'm in the same boat I wish San Diego would get a bit colder. I'm lovin the one olivia is wearing and how she styled it.

    http://www.withinthesun.com/

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  6. Absolutely love this trend, darling!
    The fur is especially gorgeous.

    xoxox,
    CC

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  7. I'm loving each and every piece! WOW, a cape is such a statement!

    www.northernstyle.blog.com

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  8. I love it. You have great blog! <3

    Would You like to follow each other?
    http://linde-lo.blogspot.com/

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  9. Still hot in Texas? It's 10 degrees in The Netherlands... brrr very cold :( Great inspiration as always!! Accidental I was thinking to buy one! Have a great day! Xx

    www.itchyedgy.com

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  10. Love love love the post!
    I am actually thinking of buying one
    ^^
    http://from-brussels-with-love.blogspot.be

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  11. woww really amazing capes dear!!!
    congrats for this selection!!
    xoxo and have a nice day=)

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  12. wow so inspiring, i love capes!

    want to follow each other? i will defiently follow back

    my blog:
    http://thebizarrebirdcage.blogspot.de/

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  13. Where I live in Spain is usually hot also and I can't either use heavy coats, so leather jackets are the best option but also love trench and capes, my favourite are the red one from Oasap and the Gap trench, great options.
    Kisses
    City-aholic.blogspot.com.es

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  14. Where I live , Serbia is it so warm or so cold for capes.I love them a lot .Pics are fantastic :)

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  15. Great Inspirations.
    Thans for Sharing.

    Like your Blog. If you want to follow each other:
    Just let me know and i will follow you back :D

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  16. Ah great post, I love to see posts like this! Really interesting and inspiring! If you get a second, I'd love to hear your thoughts about my latest post :)

    http://mademoiselle-s-blog.blogspot.fr/

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  17. Hi Cathy, you always find the best runway inspiration...I am obsessing over the Jason Wu, Valentino and Victoria Beckhams cape

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  18. Buyers remorse is my life story! Love capes for layering!!

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  19. i was in two minds but now i'm sold! these looks gorgeous.
    xx
    www.atipsytart.blogspot.com

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  20. I've been wanting a cape SOOO BADLY.

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  21. Amazing capes!!! Great post, love it, thank you SOO much!!!

    xxx

    Tatiana

    http://www.bonnie23blog.blogspot.com/

    ♥ GIVEAWAY on my blog!!! / Dress Love ♥

    http://www.bonnie23blog.blogspot.com/2012/10/giveaway-dress-love.html

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  22. I really love these capes! They are so stylish and chic!!! I was really looking for one thanx for helping me find some options!

    http://so-st-yle.com

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  23. too bad it was sold out, have you tried online and other stores, it is really lovely! Great set, capes are so pretty! Good luck in finding the right one,

    Simona
    www.lakenmoon.blogspot.com

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  24. These capes are so stylish and beautiful. It's a very nice selection. So chic and elegant.
    xx

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  25. capes are definitely my favourite trend!
    now following your lovely blog :)
    xx

    follow back? eye_spy

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  26. i looove capes. i bought one last week and i'm totally in love with my new cape.. btw, i liek your blog. what do you think about following each other?

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  27. I've always loved capes, they're so feminine and chic!

    Love, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

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  28. Oh that stinks that you missed out on that cape! I think they look really cute but if it's really cold out I don't think it would keep you as warm as a regular coat.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  29. Great post!
    Those capes are to die for - stunning :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Let me know if you want to follow one another?
    www.simplysiyaam.com

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  30. I love capes. I saw one last year that I loved and did not buy it. I have been kicking myself ever since!

    Amy



    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  31. Great post :)
    I'm following you! Hope you wil follow me back ♥
    puroglamourbykriola.blogspot.pt

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  32. Am especially in love with that wine-toned one!

    Alexandra xo

    tovogueorbust.com

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  33. i so need an affordable cape, thanks for posting some options!
    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com

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  34. those capes are awesome, I love the ones with the opening for the hands!

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  35. hi dear great blog!if you want we can follow each other!so i follow you i wait you on my blog!

    danslavalise.blogspot.com

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  36. These capes are gorgeous! I really need one for fall/winter!
    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files
    Shop Kawaii Kitsch by A on Etsy!

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  37. I like capes, they´re so stylish! Here is cold, so the perfect weather for capes! I love the Ghandour look!
    kisses chris

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  38. Beautiful post and inspo! I love capes perfect for fall :)

    :)

    xxx
    Steph

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  39. Hi! Thank you for a lovelly comment! I love these capes!:) Wanna follow each other?:) I already follow you!:) Have a nice day dear!:)

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  40. You have picked some of the most fab capes! The first street style one is my favorite:)
    xx, Chelsea
    www.abitofsass.blogspot.com

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  41. These capes are so chic! I might need to invest in one!

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  42. I got a cape trench last fall from new york and company and i'm completely obsessed with it!

    xo Jackie
    ...livingaftermidnite

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  43. Gorgeous photos! A great cape is so gorgeous, and just has an air of class to it. Love this! I haven't bought one yet, but you're definitely making me want to!

    <3 Josephine
    www.champagnestar.com

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  44. I'm beginnin got love capes too! It has a classy feel to it!

    Love,Nyt
    from
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

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  45. hi! i hope we can follow each others blog :)) please let me know :))

    http://awallflowersjournal.blogspot.com/

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  46. I like your pics! i love capes for winter!

    kiss

    http://alazne-apieceofme.blogspot.com.es/

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  47. I love capes!it's an amazing trend for this autumn!I love in beige or black!
    Kisses dear and good day

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  48. I love capes but it's difficult for me to find a nice one (and by this I mean good quality and flattering one!)
    I'm travelling to London in a few weeks so I'll visit some vintage shops to see if I find one!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  49. Great post, I love the less expensive options!

    Xx Erin

    thefashionfairyblog.blogspot.com

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  50. love the tan one with the lacy dress!

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  51. oh god I love this fashion post! follow your blog asap
    xoxoxo
    straplessandpeeptoesmgj.blogspot.com

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