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Spied on the Street: A Cape We’re Coveting

Persons of Interest, Street Style  /   /  By Sarah Wetmore

Lovers of layers, gather ‘round. Nanette Lepore, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Tibi, Céline, and Tommy Hilfiger heralded the return of the cape on their Fall 2015 runways, and we can’t wait to wear these flared coats in some seriously fun ways.

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When it comes to capes, there’s a style to satisfy every shopper’s sensibilities. The blanket cape is our new weekend go-to, paired with a relaxed knit hat and tapered overalls, the knit cape tags out last season’s chunky sweaters, a below-the-knee cape adds the right kind of drama to your fall lifestyle, a sleek evening cape replaces your staple black blazer, and finally, a trench cape adds polish to fierce black leather and animal print combos. So whether you’re scouting a utilitarian, tuxedo style, Victorian, plaid, or military uniform-inspired cape, there’s an on-trend topper for you!

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Our tips for slipping on—and pulling off—this season’s caped look include shopping for capes with slits (so you can use your arms) and choosing a neutral color to steer clear of costume territory. To see a few of our favorite styles available now on eBay, check out our Cape Mod collection.

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