How to wear: The Blanket Cape
Since Olivia stepped out in THAT burberry cape, everyone and their uncle has gone mad for the blanket cape trend. The high street is full of them and you know why? Because finally we have a real life solution to duvet days. And since me and my duvet are very attached, I knew it would take time, effort and lots of shopping to find THE ONE.
The Primark Cape
Half way between a blanket and a cardigan, this Primark take has the most cape like qualities (oversized, batwing sleeves). The slouchy cardigan shape makes it really wearable – you don’t have to readjust every five seconds – and monochrome keeps it stylish.
Cape, Dress & Boots, all Primark.
It’s unbelievably warm and cosy, almost enough to drag me out of bed on those cold winter mornings that are well on their way.
The boots were a complete steal too at just £20! I’ve been on the hunt for a pair since the gorgeous Rosie over at the Londoner poured herself into those amazing thigh highs.
This super soft chunky knit will be keeping me toasty through till spring.
The Topshop Cape
The Topshop cape is definitely more of a blanket. Like an actual blanket. Like I’m living the dream here guys. It’s socially acceptable to walk about wrapped in a blanket. This one is the most similar to the cult Burberry cape but it does require a bit of manoeuvring.
Cape from Topshop, Crop top from Topshop similar here, Trousers from Topshop similar here, Boots from Primark similar here.
The trousers are in the ‘Last chance to buy’ section at Topshop but if you can’t find them in your sizes, great news: Zara stock almost exactly the same pair right HERE! The only difference with the Zara version is the zip in on the side instead of the middle and they’re £5 cheaper – Dream!
The Topshop cape is the perfect way to take the edge of the Autumn chill.
The Zara Cape
So this piece is actually from last year and just flew off the shelves. Every time I wore it, I had a bonding session with complete strangers over our matching look. It’s also actually just a huge scarf. Last year everyone was wearing it bunched up and pulled tight, but it’s time to let it flow.
Scarf from ZARA, Crop from New Look, Jeans from Red Herring, Boots from Primark similar here.
It’s really flexible, you can wear it however you like! Add a brooch to secure the style and you’re good to go.
I’ll never be ready to let go of tartan. I’ve loved it since I first discovered Viv West and this version is so easy to wear. You can let it stand out against dark colours or pull shades from the scarf through the rest of your look, it’s completely up to you.
Wearable and cosy? It ticks all the boxes! I’m also having a bit of a love affair with high waisted jeans. This Red Herring pair fit fabulously. They’re curve lovers and I can’t help but love the flare on the bottom.
I’m absolutely in love with this trend but what do you think? Do you have a particular favourite? Let me know in the comments section!