outfit details: vertical stripe geo knit cape ℅ Bootlegger, burgundy waffle knit shirt ℅ Bootlegger, Suki Mid Rise Jean ℅ Bootlegger, Kismet Large Stone Necklace ℅ Bootlegger
I can’t believe it’s officially October. Where exactly did September go? It feels like the last four weeks have flown by, and that I never really got a chance to bid farewell to summer. Even though fall technically started on September 23rd, my mind is seemingly programmed to think that fall truly begins in October. When I think of October, my mind always wanders to rich fall colour palettes of orange, rust, burgundy, and plum; I think of Thanks Giving Dinner, pumpkin scented candles, and pumpkin spice lattes; these are just a few things that mean that it’s fall to me.
Another thing that October signifies to me is that it’s time to seriously change up my style. While in the previous weeks I have been able to get away with a summer dress here and there, October typically is the deadline for those spontaneity summer-like days. My fall style typically revolves around cozy sweaters, warm scarves, and boots. But this year, I feel like everywhere I turn, I see capes being noted as the style must have for fall – and I am excited to incorporate capes (one of my favourite fall fashion trends) into my fall wardrobe.
Why You Need a Cape this Fall
When you hear the term cape, it’s hard not to instantly think of Superman, Wonder-woman, and all the other superhero characters who have illustrated to us the fantastical ways to style a electric blue cape. But that’s not the sort of cape I am talking about. The type of cape I am referring to is the one that’ll keep you warm and cozy throughout the cooler seasons. These capes are made from soft knits rather than plastic-y rain-resistant materials.
After finding my first cape at Bootlegger, I have to say that I think it’s an absolute must have item. I rarely name trends as “must haves” (typically, I rely on the classics) but there’s something special about a cape sweater. The best way to eliminate confusion on how to style a cape is to think of it like a cardigan. If you’d wear something with a cardigan than chances are it’ll also work with a cape which makes it a practical trend to rock this fall.
Here are a few ways to style a cape in your daily style:
the coziest fall fashion trend
Wear it to Work:
Make your work look a bit more stylish by switching out your cardigan for a cozy cape. Typically you want your professional style to appear as sophisticated and well thought out, and by adding on a cape you’ll look like you really took the time to create a unique professional look. A cape will make your office look have a bit more of a on-trend flare to it. In my opinion, anything that makes professional-wear a bit more fun is a must-try!
Style it Casually & Cozy Up:
During these cooler months my style can be summed up in one word: Cozy. I don’t believe in “toughing out the cold” and I’d rather bundle myself up than risk catching a cold. While I usually turn to my sweaters, jackets, and scarves – this year, I’ll also be adding capes into my cozy style mix. Today’s outfit is a perfect example of a fun and stylish way to create a cozy look.
I love bohemian style during the summer season and it’s something I am really not willing to let go of just yet. Especially with 70’s inspired fashion being such a hot trend this year, creating warm + stylish on-trend bohemian looks will be easy by just rocking your cape with flared denim, suede boots, and layered jewelry. I’m already excited to style this cape with my flared jeans!