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Pulling It Off :: The Cape Coat

January 11th, 2013

How to Pull of A Cape | Grown Up Shoes for Camille Styles

Hi friends! Ana here, and I’m really excited to be kicking off a new series that we’ve been dreaming about and planning for months: Pulling it Off. Each month, we’ll look at a trend that’s a little tricky to style, but totally rewarding when you get it right. I’ll show you how to put it together and all the pieces you need to do so. Most of all, I’m thrilled to introduce some of my favorite places and girls in Austin with this column — every look will feature a new gal and a new spot in my hometown that I’m delighted to share with you.

First up: “The Cape Coat” on yours truly.

How to Pull of A Cape | Grown Up Shoes for Camille Styles

How to Pull of A Cape | Grown Up Shoes for Camille Styles

The peaceful rose gardens at Zilker Botanical Gardens felt like the perfect spot to shoot this English-countryside feeling cape. Chelsea did such a great job of capturing the femininity and fun that a playful piece like this can create. Keep that in mind when you’re wearing outerwear that doesn’t take itself too seriously—it’s supposed to be fun! So have fun with it.

Inspired by a cape silhouette but slightly more sturdy, the cape coat is perfect for late winter—the coldest time of year. Because these pieces are on the bulkier side, I suggest slim cut pants or leggings (just nothing flared) to complement the weight on top. And while flats would work, I love a nice tall boot with this shape—it lends a bit of balance to the heaviness of the coat and goes with the whole Little Red Riding Hood vibe.

How to Pull of A Cape | Grown Up Shoes for Camille Styles

Below are some pieces to help you pull together this look on your own. And I’d love to know: what tricky-to-wear pieces would you like to see in this column? Dying to try denim on denim? Not sure how to wear your printed maxi dress? I’m here to help!

How to pull of a Cape | Grown up Shoes for Camille Styles

*images: Plaid + Shearling Cape Coat // Black + Buttoned Cape Coat //  Dark Slim Fit Denim // Grey Leggings // Classic Wellies // Tall Stacked Heel

Ana

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19 Comments under :: Pulling It Off :: The Cape Coat
  1. [...] from  first shoot for Pulling it Off on Camille Styles; photo by Go Forth [...]

  2. rachel webb says:

    beautiful feature!

  3. You are too cute, Ana! I’m so looking forward to more of this feature.

    xo,
    Ashley

  4. Chelsea says:

    Yay! The post turned out so beautifully. I love the samples you pulled underneath the images.

    And I can’t wait to see more of this series. There are certain trends I want to try but am uncertain what to pair with them.

    Go team!

  5. Amy says:

    great coat. Ana! I also love that black + buttoned Cape Coat, such a classic! xo

  6. Lisa says:

    This is such a wonderful idea for a column, and the perfect first post! Ana, you look adorable!

  7. Lena says:

    Love that cape! Any suggestions for styling one in a colder climate? I’m in NYC and have avoided buying a cape-style winter coat for fear that my arms would freeze.

  8. clairezinnecker says:

    So SO excited for this new column. Can’t wait to see what else you have in store! xx -C.

  9. Emily says:

    YAY, love this!! Such an adorable outfit on you Ana – your legs go on for days in this outfit! Such perfect shots captured by Chelsea – great job ladies!

  10. I absolutely love this look, Ana… feels so fresh, but is also completely timeless. And cozy, which is a must for this time of year! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for the rest of this series. (and Chelsea – your photos captured this look so beautifully!)

  11. Katie says:

    Love this new column! Looking forward to more inspirational posts. :)

  12. classiq says:

    Great new series and the cape coat and the entire look in the photos are so beautiful!
    Ada

  13. Maya says:

    I own the green coat Chelsea is wearing and I can’t tell you how many compliments I get on it! Best investment purchase ever! The only issue I have with it (and it applies to all cape coats) is how awkward it is to carry a handbag. I had to buy a cross-body bag because my gorgeous handbag was a pain to carry because of the coat’s sleeves.

  14. Love this series and that coat is fantastic!

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