Jan 2013

Snow Cape

Posted in There's {a} Way

snow capeWhen the snowy weather comes to town it can be challenging to try to stay warm and chic at the same time.  I definitely own a large down puffy jacket, but save that for more casual days. My solution for chic warm outerwear is to invest in a great cape. You can fit various layers underneath (including a thick warm sweater or two) and avoid having to a tack a “wide load coming through” sign on your back as the cape perfectly conceals any bumps or lumps. When I found this vintage cape it was love at first sight. It originally came with outdated brown plastic buttons which I swapped out for a a green metal pair to give it a new lease on life. Don’t let a little DIY scare you off of a great piece! Also if the rest of your ensemble is more muted or black add a little intrigue by wearing your accessories over your winter gloves! Cheers!
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cape: vintage Jaeger (splurge here, all weather one here),  trousers: H&M (similar here),  sweater: H&M (old),  boots: Anthropologie (old, great investment pair here),  belt: J.Crew (similar here),  gloves: Primark (similar here),  gold cuffs: Asos,  hat: Stetson (similar here)