What Hat to Wear With a Capeby Kathleen Lisson
I wore my new Modcloth 'Charming on the Quad' cape to work earlier this month. It is gray and black plaid with tiny orange lines and a fabulous buckle collar. I will wear it two ways this fall, with a beret and with a wide brim maroon hat.
Cape: Modcloth 'Charming on the Quad'
Gloves: Vintage, from Dang! That's Cherry in Troy
Hat: Galeries Lafayette, Paris
How to Wear a Cape
Since a cape adds volume to the top half of my figure, I paired it with slim pants. I'm not sure if I would wear a cape with a full skirt. I think I will try pairing the cape with a figure-skimming black dress, tights and tall boots.
Two Ways to Wear a Cape
Women wear a cape with:
- Jeans or skinny pants and a boot
- Above the knee skirt, colored tights or dark hosiery and a boot or heel
My 'Cape for Fall 2013' Pinterest board is fill of photos of fall outfits with a cape - http://www.pinterest.com/khlisson/capes-for-fall-2013/
What is the difference between a cape, a poncho and a cloak?
Get your fall outerwear lingo right! It has to do with circles and rectangles. Here is an article that spells out how a cape is different from a poncho and a cloak: http://theavant-gardist.com/capes-vs-ponchos/
P.S. I love this photo because when I squint into the sunlight, I think I look a lot like my late father. I love how the resemblance is so strong in the Lisson family.
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