Stylemakers have got the swing of things.
No longer just for superheroes, capes are a go-to outerwear piece for fall. They're classy, whimsical and chic at the same time. They're perfect for a North Texas winter, too -- throw one on to fend off the chill when you don't want to commit to a heavy coat.
To create interesting proportions, wear a cape over an outfit that includes a great pair of skinny jeans or black leggings with knee-high boots.
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Featuring a classic silhouette and a color you just can't go wrong with, this cape by Worthington looks rich and detailed, like it came straight from a runway and landed in a fashionista's closet. $125, J.C. Penney.
A great way to bring the trend inside, this casual cape by Tarnish is perfect for those cooler days when all you need is something light. Thrown over a simple white T-shirt or a sheath dress, this cape with faux-fur detailing makes a statement of its own. $98, Nordstrom.
Whether worn belted for a more defined shape or open for dramatic effect, this cape by Express is more high-fashion than Little Red Riding Hood. Comes with a belt, not pictured; $148, Express.
Thanks to small but smart touches like gold-tone fasteners and faux-leather-trimmed pockets, this Calvin Klein cape says luxury. $159.50, Nordstrom.