Trend Alert – Capes and Ponchos!

Do you remember wearing a cape or poncho back in the day? Well if this is your first time around with the trend, you’ll enjoy it because capes and ponchos are a huge hit this Fall and Winter and can be found nearly everywhere you look!

C Wonder has a black and white herringbone belted cape which was featured in September’s Oprah Magazine.

C Wonder black and white capeFor a more laid back vibe, this casual poncho from Calypso St. Barth would be great for a drive to the mountains, spending the day exploring the West End, or strolling a Fall festival.

Calypso St Barth navy ponchoAnthropologie has a cozy unbelted cape that can be dressed up or down for a sophisticated business casual look or for fun on the weekends and is appropriate for women of any age. It pairs well with a skirt as in the photo below, pants, or your favorite jeans. The cape is available in petites too!

Anthropologie neutral capeFrench Connection has an adorable wool blend plaid version!

So, how do you wear this trend? If you’re wearing a poncho or cape, make sure the rest of your outfit is more fitted with a slim, straight, cropped or skinny leg pant or a skirt that stays close to your frame so you don’t look overwhelmed by your clothes, and no long skirts or baggy pants allowed! Keep your shirt plain, simple and smooth underneath so your cape or poncho is your style statement without extra bulk. A structured fabric works best for the office, while a knit is more appropriate for casual days. Capes and ponchos feel current, in style, and super chic so try them to break out of your “same old sweater” rut!

french connection plaid cape

The 60’s are Back!!!

What’s NEW This FALL?

What could be more fun AND classic than the 60’s? Jump into the trend with fringe, suede, leather, Shearling and a mix of textures and layers. Think hippie chic or Jackie Kennedy.

Tory Burch fringe suede

This Tory Burch bag might be just what you need to give you a fun new 60’s vibe. It can be hippie casual or sporty equestrian.

michael kors pearl flat

Try these OH SO CLASSIC Michael Kors flats to channel your best Jackie O style…

zara bow tie blouse

and Fall is all about layers, so the bow tie blouse from Zara is perfect for the office or a night on the town under this textured and perforated leather jacket from NeimanMarcus. Wear it with a pencil skirt at the office and then with skinny jeans and boots later. There’s a classic combo for your Fall escapades….dinner dates, cocktails with friends, football watching, marshmallow roasting … you’ve got the idea!

neiman marcus perf. leather jacket

FALL is FINALLY here!

What’s Happening this FALL?

Sad news in the ATL…..The Braves are OUT of the playoffs and the Falcons need a WIN! Will it be the Georgia Bulldogs and the Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship?! Cheer for your favorite team while dressed in style this season.

Are you a Plaid lover? Plaid is HOT for Fall with many colors and styles to choose from like this adorable

British Tweed Mini skirt from the Boden website (it’s also available in a longer length). Pair it with a sweater, tights and boots for a casual gameday look.

Another popular trend is real or faux leather found in tops, dresses, pants or just trim details on anything and everything. Here’s the perfect faux leather dress from Anthropologie. Wear it a million ways!

How about Houndstooth… it’s in for Fall! A fun addition to your wardrobe is this Isaac Mizrahi pump with a comfy kitten heel found at Nordstrom.

Jump right in to the gray flannel trend with this little bag by Kate Spade, available through Zappos online. It’s 40% off and as always, the shipping is free!

And, of course hang on to your leopard prints ladies, because they’re SO in style too!