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The greatest capes

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The greatest capes

It could have been the Dark Knight Rises trailer I caught on the weekend, or maybe just a steady diet of fall fashion magazines, but I'm rather famished for a cape this season. Just picturing the styling possibilities – over charcoal grey cords, with skinny black pants and lace-up boots or dark jeans and riding boots, with woolly opaque tights and swingy knit skirts – has me swelling with love for these slouchy pieces. Here are my current cape crushes: Wilfred Salome Cape, available at Aritzia, $195. This cape is not my usual colour palette, which is also why I love it. A very lovely PR friend turned me on to it, and she's completely in love with it, too.

[caption id="attachment_3690" align="aligncenter" width="223" caption="Wilfred Salome Cape, Aritzia, $195."] Wilfred Salome Cape, $195, Aritzia[/caption] Then there's this soft, oversize, less traditionally structured take on the cape. This merlot-colour mohair number from Zara is $179. [caption id="attachment_3686" align="aligncenter" width="242" caption="Mohair Poncho, Zara, $179."] Zara Mohair Cape, $179.00[/caption] For something super-structured with a ladylike twist, this winter white Tahari 'Belle' Capelet would likely add some serious polish to your outfit. It's available at  nordstrom.com (they now ship to Canada) for $154. [caption id="attachment_3668" align="aligncenter" width="260" caption="Tahari 'Belle' Capelet, nordstrom.com, $154."] Tahari 'Belle' Capelet, $153.69 at Nordstrom.com[/caption] And finally, if you want to go all the way (and you've been squirreling away your pocket change for quite a while) this $450 woolly baby from J.Crew has all the makings of an investment piece: a classic shape, timeless neutral shade, hefty price tag, generous cut (so it would still fit through weight fluctuations) and appeal for all ages.

[caption id="attachment_3692" align="aligncenter" width="271" caption="The Great Caper, J.Crew, $450."] The great caper, J.Crew[/caption] So, what say you? Are capes too theatrical, or will you slip into one this fall?
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