11 Stylish Capes Perfect for Layering This Fall
‘Tis the season for crunchy leaves, crisp breezes, and oh yes, those sweaters, jeans, and boots that have been hiding away at the back of your closet all spring and summer. Good news, y’all: It’s time to bring your old fall faithfuls to the front of your wardrobe again, and, of course, add new pieces to mix. This year, we’re all about the cape: The look is both classic and of-the-moment; it’s timeless and trendy. In other words, the cape is a style that you and Mama can both agree on. (How’s that for a fall fashion win?) Here, we’ve rounded up 11 of our favorite capes for the season: From casual, travel-ready scarves, to polished, work-perfect pieces, these throw-on-and-go capes make a dynamite addition to any fall outfit. Happy shopping!
J. Crew Striped Cape Scarf
Buy it: $39.50; jcrew.com
Throw this easily packable scarf in your carry-on to weather unexpectedly chilly flights.
Long Cloth Cape
Buy it: $129; zara.com
Next-level your workday wardrobe with this tailored knee-length stunner. A pretty pleat on the back adds ladylike polish.
Women's Plaid Ruana with Toggle Closure
Buy it: $39.99; target.com
Oversized plaid and a toggle closure at the front make this a classic choice for tailgates.
Hollis Cape Jacket
Buy it: $325; draperjames.com
Double-breasted gold buttons and a smart silhouette give this mohair-and-wool blend number seriously preppy appeal.
Pardon My French Quarter Cape
Buy it: $89.99; modcloth.com
Who says bright colors belong to spring and summer? Not us, that’s for sure. We love the teal woven into this brilliant take on classic plaid.
Water-Resistant Trench Cape
Buy it: $168; bananarepublic.com
Rethink your rain gear with this delightfully fresh trench-meets-cape combo.
Zip-Front Sweater Poncho
Buy it: $19.99; forever21.com
A zipper closure makes this the breeziest ever throw-on-and-go outfit finisher, and at 20 bucks, it’s a total steal.
Buy it: $129; zara.com
With its tortoise buttons, high collar, and classic camel hue, this pretty cape won’t fall out of fashion any time soon.
Draper James Windowpane Anderson Cape
Buy it: $295; draperjames.com
Classic houndstooth and pockets?! Yes, we need this guy in our closets right this minute.
Women's Sonoma Cape
Buy it: $89.99; eddiebauer.com
Swap your standard outerwear with a relaxed-fit cape that feels just right for casual outdoor gatherings.
Pendleton Women’s Wildwood Wool Cape
Buy it: $299; amazon.com
Just add jeans and a pair of riding boots for a winning go-anywhere fall ensemble.