How to Combine a Cape

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Combine a Cape

Classic coats and jackets have lost prominence in winter clothes collections. What is in fashion now are capes and ponchos. They are garments that give a very special and unique touch to each look and which can be combined in countless ways, whether trying to get more casual outfits or more formal ones. If you have recently bought a cape or are thinking about getting one take note on the tips we offer in this OneHowTo article where we show how to combine a cape and make the most of it.

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Casual look with a cape

One way that we love to combine a cape is to integrate it into a casual everyday outfit. It is a garment that will allow you to look fashionable any day of the week. There are many possibilities, but we love capes in beige tones or camel combined with jeans, a loose shirt and brown boots. You see, the result is amazing and you will look perfect with this casual style.

How to Combine a Cape - Casual look with a cape

Ethnic capes

One of the trends of this autumn-winter can also be see in capes with ethnic prints. If you want to get a folk like style that is very flattering we recommend that you do this by making an ethnic cape the centrepiece of your outfit. To avoid overloading the outfit our recommendation is that you combine it with a total black look or one that is smooth and uses neutral colours that match the colours of the prints on the cape. You can wear it with high boots, flat shoes, stilettos, ankle boots... the choices are many so you can choose the one that best suits the occasion.

How to Combine a Cape - Ethnic capes

Sophisticated look using a cape

Would you like to use the cape for a more elegant and sophisticated outfit? You can also do this! Choose a cape in neutral tones, like black or beige, and combine it with the clothes that you usually use for work, meetings or important events. As you see in the image, the cape gives the classic business outfits and coats a modern twist. Complete your look with a handbag. Do not choose models that hang around the neck as these tend to overshadow the fall and design of the cape.

How to Combine a Cape - Sophisticated look using a cape

Capes with XXL boots

Among the main shoe trends for winter we find XXL boots or maxi boots. These exceed the height of the knee and are ideal to stylize the female figure. This type of footwear combines well with capes and ponchos, so you can create incredible outfits with these two items. You can wear the boots with wither trousers or a skirt or dress, what is important is that it fit well with the colours of the cape and that you choose a model that is favourable to your leg shape to make them look nicer. Be sure to include a handbag to get spectacular styling.

How to Combine a Cape - Capes with XXL boots

Capes with dresses and skirts

The cape is a garment that doesn't combine only with trousers and leggings, it is also ideal for combining it with the skirts and dresses in our closet. Whether it is a smart dress, a casual shirt, something knitted... wear it with the cape over the top and it will stand out with fashionable styling that is adapted to the latest trends. Yes, it is important that if you go for a print dress you wear a cape that is plain; only if the dress is monochrome can you combine it with either a print or plain cape.

How to Combine a Cape - Capes with dresses and skirts

The best accessories for capes

Do not neglect the accessories and complement your cape with those that are popular in the winter season. It will serve to give a chic touch to your outfits and be fully prepared to face the cold. There are certain rules that you must keep in mind to not eclipse the beauty and form of the cape, the best accessories are:

  • Handbags: whether large or small, select models that you can carry in the hand as straps are not very flattering for capes.
  • Gloves: capes are perfect for wearing short or extra long gloves. Leather gloves and those that combine multiple fabrics, like suede and leather, are trendiest now.
  • Hats: retro style hats are also the latest trend and fedora hats are those that best combine with a cape.
How to Combine a Cape - The best accessories for capes

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