When summer comes to an end, it often means you have to keep warm and coats might not always be the most stylish items. Living in a very cold area, I find it’s always really difficult to keep warm whilst having a coat that matches your outfit and that is fashionable. It becomes almost impossible to protect yourself from snow and the terrible weather whilst being stylish.
One piece of clothing have been seen quite often on fall/winter 2014 runways and is perfect for colder seasons. The cape adds a touch of character to your outfit and allows you to be at your best even when it gets cold.
Saint Laurent has offered different variations on how to wear the cape because there are a great variety of capes in various colours, fabrics and shapes. It’s quite easy to find the one that will match your style. Capes will be essential when you are going out to a very chic party and are looking for the perfect piece to throw over your outfit.
Get a Little Red Riding Hood inspiration by choosing a beautiful red cape. Perfect around Christmas, this cape brings a touch of colour to a very dark outfits. Pair it with your favourite black dress, opaque black tights and some flat patent Mary Janes. This look can be worn at work as much as for a winter evenings. Don’t forget to tint your lips with a soft pink to match your winter pale complexion.
If you prefer darker shades, you can also choose a black cape in velvet or in wool blend fabric. The advantage is that choosing black will allow to match your cape with the majority of your outfits. Pair it with a silver sequin dress and opaque tights. This time, wear knee high patent boots that will allow you to walk through snow. Add a big leather handbag to match the boots and your are ready to go. Again, this is a very versatile look that can be worn for many different occasions. The sequin dress is perfect for an evening out, but you could also choose to wear a straight skirt and white blouse.
Even if those two examples are quite neutral, don’t be scared to add some color to your winter outfits. If you are not a fan of capes, long winter coats, oversized wool blend coats or autumnal trench coats are always good alternatives.