Mid-Week Fashion Inspiration: Not Only Superheroes Wear Cape

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Remember when Lupita Nyong’o rocked the red carpet during the Golden Globes with this gorgeous Ralph Lauren Cape Dress?


Ever since then we’ve always wanted to steal her style and have looked up to her as one of our favourite fashionable celebrities to follow

Now wearing the cape is a little tricky because it tends to come in thick material or long coats that are not suitable for the Malaysian climate. But of course, we won’t let such a trivial matter stop us now, would we? Here are some style inspirations to get you started on how to wear this style:

The key to styling this piece is keeping your other pieces clean and to a soft colour, avoid loud prints and accessories to complete the look

gabriella wilde wearing burberry at the burberry prorsum womenswear autumn winter 2013 show-1

Channel Gabrielle Wilde‘s look by pairing it with a classic white shirt and denim along side minimal accessories and shoes


Go monotone in different shades from head to toe to match your cape jacket for a sunny weekend out


Swap your denims for a skater skirt, keeping it short and sweet but instead complete the look with a statement bag just like With Love from Kat

Now that you’ve had an idea, here are our top 3 picks from across the web:


Tokio Cape by Madeena

Want to get started with this style? Always go for a basic colour like black and build your outfit up from there. We can visualize so many different styling opportunities with this piece and it’s a refreshing change to the usual black blazers we own!


Cape Sleeve Top by Zalora

If you’re still not convinced with trying out the cape jacket, opt for an alternative: The cape sleeve top. It’s more lightweight, easier to style for both work and play and a basic that everyone can wear


Slit Sleeve Cape Dress by Dressabelle

And here’s yet another version, a cape dress. This one puts in a twist into our usual go-to LBD, making it more fun and easy to move in as well too. Definitely a plus point when we’re dressing up for parties, no?

Now that you have your cape options, which one would you be styling for your next outfit?

A geeky minimalist who has a passion for fashion, food, traveling, social media and all things creative

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