Serving Little Goth Riding Hood: Styling a Cape

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I've been dying to get a cape, but I wasn't sure how to style it. Sudden inspiration helped me create my favorite outfit so far. Check it out at Cassie Wears What!Hello, lovelies!

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I’ve loved capes from afar for the last 3 winters, but I couldn’t find the balls to buy one. Last year, I decided that I would bite the bullet this winter. After a lot of searching, I finally decided on one. I received a Modcloth gift card for Christmas, and the cape went on sale. It was fate. 

The Cape

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I saw this cape for the first time a couple years ago. (FYI it’s still half off!) It ended up spending a lot of time being added to and removed from my shopping cart. It’s made by Steve Madden, who also made my favorite coat, so I don’t know why I was so nervous about buying it. They were out of my size, so I took a chance and sized down. It ended up fitting perfectly! I want it in every color.

The Outfit

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Styling a cape can be tricky. I wasn’t sure what I would wear it with, but I knew I had to have it. Inspiration struck while I was binge-watching American Horror Story: Coven. I squeezed myself into a pair of black skinny jeans and pulled on my favorite R2 footwear boots. I found them on crazy sale at Macy’s for like $20. They’re surprisingly comfortable. Seriously, I walked around San Francisco in them on my 24th birthday. I only fell once, and that was because I had too many cosmos.  I didn’t want to deal with makeup, so I threw on a pair of sunglasses. The pockets on the cape are so ridiculously amazing that I didn’t need a purse!

The Face

I was feeling super lazy, so ColourPop’s Ultra Matte Lip in Friday was literally the only makeup on my face.

The Look

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Here’s the final look! I think I’ll wear it with my black pencil skirt next time. And maybe a birdcage veil and fascinator. Then I can feel like a Chanel at Chanel #2’s funeral. (I recently binge-watched Scream Queens, too.)

How do you feel about capes? What’s your favorite thing to wear in the winter? Let me know in the comments! xo

  • Emma

    I’ve never worn a cape, but you make me want to try one out! Loving the look!

    • Aww thanks! You could definitely pull one off!

  • ellymoemoe

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone I know wearing one!

    • They’re definitely not super mainstream, but after wearing one, I have no idea why!

  • Both cape and boots look amazing *u*