Happy Thursday Day, loves! Temps have cooled off (again) in Dallas, so it’s time to bust out our fall layers (again). This year I’ve added a new layer to my coat collection – this gorgeous cape coat from Draper James. If you recall, a couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of driving down to Waco with the Draper James team and other influencers to hear Reese Witherspoon speak. We got to tour her Dallas store, enjoy the Silos in Waco and we even met Reese! Definitely one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments!
While we were touring the Draper James store, we had a chance to take a peek at the Fall 2018 line and we were all oooing and ahhhing. There were so many pieces to choose from like this dress, this vest, and this sweater, but this cape coat won me over. The herringbone pattern is classic, the shape is so flattering, and the gold buttons are just the icing on the cake.
The last time I wore a cape coat was actually when I was pregnant with Abby. I had a blue cape coat that I purchased between babies and remember wearing it with and without my bump. A cape coat worn right can really do a lot for your figure. It’s one of the best winter accessories in my book!
For one, it is an easy way to make a statement. It’s like the “summer dress” of winter. You throw and go. Throw it on over leggings or skinny jeans, add a pair of boots, and you’re good to go. Minimal effort. Big statement. When you’re styling your cape coat I do recommend wearing it with a bottom that is more form fitting. Cape coats can be larger, so you want to make sure you’re accentuating your natural figure. I would opt for leggings, skinny jeans, or a pencil skirt.
It also makes quite a statement. Because of the cape it will automatically separate you apart from others. It’s such a fun piece to wear and will turn heads no matter where you go.
Now, not all cape coats are created equal. Some do not have a belted waist. While that can be fine, a cape coat without a waist tie seems to dwarf my 5’2″ figure and make me look squatty. So, when I saw the tie on this one and how flattering the cut of the jacket is, I was a goner. Again, if the cape coat you opt for doesn’t have a way to accentuate your waist, make sure your bottom half is as light as possible – the less bulky fabric the better!
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