Posts tagged ‘capes’
≥ The Pains of Desire ≤
I have a bit of a outerwear obsession – it’s the one thing I’m always telling myself NOT to shop for, and yet every season a few new pieces wind up hanging in my closet. Those sneaky jackets!
I’ve been dreaming about this Derek Lam cape/jacket since I saw it on the runway last season but the price is
waaay a bit too steep for my budget. Unfortunately, unlike my J.Crew versus Celine comparison (see here), I’ve been unable to find anything remotely similar to this beauty, but oh! how amazing would it be to own it! I love the murky green with the racing stripe and that extra little detail of leather on the edges. Ugh, I hate the pains of fashion desire.
One of my favorite pieces in my closet is my black Morphine Generation cape. While not easy to pair with everything, I find that whenever I wear it my level of chicness increases by a great degree. The only real issue with wearing a cape is figuring out how to carry your handbag, which Garance Doré articulates beautifully in her recent blog post “My Cape” (see here). I’ve found that the best bags to carry while donning a cape are ones with short handles that can either rest on your wrist or be carried in your hand – anything else just hangs awkwardly or has to be hidden underneath the cape which just looks weird. So although not the most practical garment to wear (they’re not very warm either…), there’s no denying that capes look unwaveringly stylish. Like a sky-high pair of stilettos, a cape may not be very comfortable but it will always look good. All for the sake of fashion, right?
photos via harpers bazaar, the sartorialist, stockholm street style & google image
Coats and jackets have always been one of my biggest weaknesses. Despite the fact that I don’t need a new winter coat, every Fall I subconsciously hunt for the coming winter’s staple coat. While I currently have a traditional black peacoat, an extra warm puffy coat, a mustardy yellow trench, and a few others to add some versatility to my wintery looks, this season I’m on the hunt for something a little different. After seeing an assortment of rustic tweeds, structured capes and cozy camel coats grace the runway last season, I’ve been dying to add a few to my own closet. Here are a few I’m currently coveting:
From Left to Right:
- Karen Millen Tweed Military Coat – $250
- Topshop Wool Check Corset Coat - $310
- Burberry Wool Blend Tweed Cocoon Coat – $1,295
- Gryphon Black Sherlock Cape – $760
- Topshop Ultimate Military Cape – $190
- See by Chloé Quilted Cape – $1,145
- Modcloth Coat of Gibraltar – $129
- Alexa Chung for Madewell Greta Coat – $275
- Anthropologie Cassonade Coat – $198