Every year, when it comes to searching for an outerwear for the new season, the Cape is always considered as that one hard choice to pull the trigger on. Our purchasing behavior is often inhibited by the fact that we do not know how to wear them, so eventually we end up opting for a coat or a down jacket thinking it's the easiest option. Well, we would like to change your minds and share some styling options with you!
We at Marta Scarampi love a good Cape. After all, what other outerwear can make you feel like a superhero-meets-very-chic-detective?
The Cape plays a significant role in the history of costumes and fashion. It was born as a drape, developed as a cloak with a hood and during the Middle Ages, it became a garment similar to the poncho we see today.
We love Capes because we have the option to layer as little or as much as we'd like underneath and have it take us through multiple seasons - it also helps us navigate unpredictable weather.
But, how do you wear a dressy Cape?
We know you see them worn by celebrities and street-style icons, and you're wondering if it's possible to incorporating a cape into your everyday outfits. Read on for 6 different ways you can style your cape.
1. Style it with thigh-high boots
Under a thick-fabric cape you can wear a minidress or a shirt with jeans for a trendy look. It's a great pairing for thigh-high boots. The Rachel Gauguin Cape in Blue Navy, in a classic pattern and color, is a perfect timeless option for many years to come.
2. Layer it over your leisure wear
We bet you never imagined a cape could come in handy before and after your workout sessions and when you're out running errands. Wear it with your favorite athleisure outfit and you can ditch your bag at home because the Giulia cape has 5 inside pockets that are thoughtfully added for you to carry the daily essentials (phone, credit cards, metro cards, ear pods, sunglasses.. etc..). This way you get to have free hands for your coffee or fresh flowers you decide to pick up on your way home.
3. Define the waistline with a monochrome belt
We created same fabric-covered belts (launching soon!) to wear with our iconic Rachel Mondrian capes. If you're someone who adores a good monochrome look, this is a great way to elevate the outfit. Comfortable, yet elegant, this classic cream cape will be your everyday go-to.
4. Go Full-on Monochrome
What can be more chic than a Red Merlot monochrome combination? A polished office dressing calls for classic wardrobe pieces and our "formula" works wonders: A matching cape + dress. This fail-proof simple and elegant look is the perfect way to transition a summer dress into fall. You also get to save time thinking whether they go together or not!
5. Pair it with a maxi skirt
Elevate your effortless casual outfit by pairing it with a sweater-like cape like The Giulia Cape. Swap out a cropped top for a top with puffy sleeves to create a dynamic look. The Giulia Cape is available in 8 colors. Make a statement with a bold and strong color, adding a pop of joyful hue to your day-to-day life, or opt for neutral colors that have an eternal allure that you can never go wrong with.
6. Mix it up with different texture, like leather!
For an eternal sophisticated look and timeless charm, consider a double breasted cape like the Charlotte Cashmere Cape that comes with a belt at the waist to highlight your waistline. You can create a fabulously elegant look with a long mermaid gown or wide-leg trousers for a formal evening event or mix it up with different textures! Pair it with a button down white shirt tucked snugly into a pair of slim leather pants that show off your curves, adding personality to this chic look.
Your opinion and feedback is always welcomed; please feel free to email us anytime at email@example.com. We hope you find this blog post helpful!
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