Capes and Ponchos: A Hot Trend for Fall

SpiegelOne of the hottest here-today-gone-tomorrow trends for the fall season is the sans-sleeves look.

I'm talking about the cape and its humbler cousin, the poncho. Both were everywhere in the NYC boutiques I visited a few weeks ago, and I'm dying to buy one of my own.

However, this is one trend I'd strongly urge not spending a fortune on -- it's bound to look dated the minute it goes out of style.

So how can you rock the look for under a hundred bones?

That's where I come in, my friends.

I couldn't resist showing you this amazing Fleece Cape (Spiegel, $49 on sale), which I think I absolutely have to have. It also comes in black, camel, and scarlet, and I can't decide which color I want most.

Decision, decisions!

Want to see more wallet-friendly options?

Read on!






New York & CompanyNew York & Company offers a utilitarian all-weather option with this wool-blend hooded cape (New York & Company, $59.99).


Singer 22I'm crazy about this LnA Pullover Cape (Singer 22, $115), which would look fabulous with jeans.


Max StudioI'm also really loving this caped raincoat (Max Studio, $78), which also comes in black and is down from $288! WHAT A STEAL!


ChicosSubtly implement the cape style into your wardrobe with this Lizette Cape Sweater (Chico's, $129).


ShopbopOr go dramatic at your next cocktail party with this Rachel Pally Cass cape dress (Shopbop, $233).

What do you think of these caped looks? Do you want to try the style this fall?


Images (top to bottom): Spiegel, Singer 22, New York & Company, Max Studio, Chico's, Rachel Pally


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