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

Be My Valentine

Valentine’s Day is around the corner…

Do you have a hot date with your honey? Follow these suggestions to make your life easier!

White House Black Market has a “very berry” sheath dress…

…and at Dillard’s you’ll find this beautiful magenta one shoulder BCBG dress on sale right now!

 

Bloomingdales’s carries a “wear anywhere” tulip colored Anne Klein swing dress with three quarter sleeves and….

Tadashi makes figure flattering dresses like the claret colored off the shoulder number from Nordstrom.

 

How about a red hot lace Valentine’s dress….by Nicole Miller from Nordstrom too.

 

Or, you could also go more comfortable and fun with the watermelon print Ali Ro dropped waist knit dress from Neiman Marcus.

 

So many choices…..have fun! Have HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY and let me know if you need help finding the perfect dress style for you!