Ihave a little secret to share. My absolute must-have this Winter is the blanket cape. You can forget about stuffing arms into tight jackets, overheating, creasing your silk blouse or ruining the all important aesthetics of your outfit. The layering of each piece, the mix of textures and colours, as well allowing each item to show off and have a moment to shine is crucial. It’s artistic, in fact, the outfit itself becomes a piece of art…actually let’s be brutal, fashion IS art. The blanket cape is the ultimate ‘frame’ to your artwork. I’ve selected my favourite blanket capes for you…so it’s time to sell on last year’s coats, make room in your wardrobe and get shopping. Here are my top 4 blanket capes.
The beauty of Hayley Menzies blanket capes is that they are seriously warm, I mean SERIOUSLY warm with the sumptuous shearling collar…even in zero degrees, paired with a warm knit underneath, naturally. The geometric patterns are architecture-cool (is that a phrase?) and add a ‘je ne se quoi’ to your art-form.
Hot off the press, this ETRO blanket cape has just gone in the sale, reduced from £1,084 to £542….and my final recommendation for all you Chloe lovers is their latest See by Chloe mulit-coloured bohemian cape.
Etro’s wool-blend cape is woven with a traditional hound’s-tooth pattern in shades of black, cream, tan, blue, and red. It’s shaped to sweep loosely over the body with a concealed front fastening, and is softly defined with black trims. Pick out the richest colour with a pair of cherry-red trousers.
The ‘blanket cape’ – your new BFF this winter…and they won’t talk back…mind you, they look pretty opinionated, so dress them up well and treat them kindly.
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