Question: which one item can you wear on the school run, to the office, on the beach and to a party? Yes, the answer to all your superwoman problems is of course, a cape!
Living, as I do, up North and with the eternal affliction that I always feel a draft, I spend most of the year in a coat or jacket of sorts. While I love the summer and the sun on my face, balmy days seem few and far between around here (Harrogate is well known for being windy). All of which is great for a borderline coat addict like me. I don’t need an excuse to buy another coat and I’ve already got my eye on a couple for when autumn rolls around.
But until then, and presuming we will actually enjoy some semblance of summer, I’m going to put my money on capes. A bit like the ‘coatigan’ idea, the cape is its flamboyant sibling and always has its passport ready to be whisked away on holiday. And yet it will also look cool and a bit boho in less exotic climes and more everyday situations.
Details: Cape: Rumour London via LUXFIX / Dungarees: Next (I cut the bottoms off) / Tee: Topshop / Sandals: H&M / Sunglasses: Dorothy Perkins / Bag: Great Plains
This one is from Rumour London, a label I discovered via online fashion retailer LUX FIX. Made from luxurious merino wool, it has just the right weight to stay in place, whether tied with a belt or just casually thrown on. As you can see I wore it with quite a casual outfit here, over my black denim dungarees, a simple grey tee and some ghillie sandals. But that’s the slightly magical, transformative power of a good cape; it can add a bit of wow factor to anything.
And the best bit, is that come Autumn, you could still be wearing your cape with a thick jumper underneath and some fantastic boots, which is great for coat-phobes who want to prolong the feeling of summer for as long as possible (though why on earth you’d want to do that I’m not sure!).
Take a look at the LUX FIX website, it’s definitely worth a browse and there’s a sale on at the moment too!
Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with LUX FIX.