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Capes are back! Here's our favourite way to style this trend

You need to know how to style a cape this season

<p>Carlyle Routh</p> Author: Julia McEwen

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Capes are back! Here's our favourite way to style this trend

The cape is perfect for fall's unpredictable temperatures. Style this spotlight-stealing piece with ease thanks to our tips.

If you've ever thought about buying a cape but held off because it felt a little too dramatic, we're begging you to reconsider. Here's how to style this fall's sleeker version to look like a superstar, and less like a superhero.

 

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The Cape 

Due to its petite size, you can toss this capelet on like a scarf—and instantly make everything at least 20 percent more chic. Satin cape, $409, tedbaker.com.

The sweater

A textured top adds balance to the cape's luxurious high-shine fabric. Merino-wool sweater west, $98, roots.ca.

The skirt

Capes add enough bulk, so it's important to keep things simple and streamlines on the bottom. Pencilsskirt, $160, bananarepublic.com.

The shades

Sporting a contemporary pair of sunglasses will help modernize the cape's vintage silhouette. Mirrored aviator sunglasses, $20, lechateau.com.

The Earrings

Stacked gold and silver circles make these hoops twice as nice. Earrings, $75, jenny-bird.ca.

The bag

Skip cross-body bags and hefty carryalls. Instead grab an oversize clutch. Leather bag, $188, roots.ca.

The bracelet

Keep jewellery minimal, because a cape is enough of a grand gesture. Faux-gold cuff, $50, bananarepublic.ca.

The shoes

Sophisticated and sexy, the ladylike pointy-toed stiletto is universally flattering. Shoes, $110, aldoshoes.com.

 

SHOP THE TREND

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From top left, clockwise: Ines de la Fressange cashmere knit cape, $150, uniqlo.com/ca. Wool cape, $185, bananarepublic.ca. Wool-blend cape, $250, winners.ca. Poncho-style cape, $100, lechateau.com.

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