All hail the cape dress.
These days, Iâ€™m all about owning a capsule wardrobe. Iâ€™m gravitating towards pieces in black, white and stripes that I can mix, match and wear constantly. My new style mantra is more wear, less waste.
With that mindset, earlier this year I invested in a cape dress. Now, I know what youâ€™re thinkingâ€¦.how is this even practical? Well, let me break it down for you: this dress has made a seamless transition from meetings to photo shoots to yes, even the goth club (surprise, surprise). As a matter of fact, I wore it to Necrocomicon alongside a basement packed with vampires for my 34th birthday! It’s a look fit for any occasion, whether it’s day or night.
The cape dress a simple yet dramatic piece â€” the silhouette is loose and basic yet the addition of the cape ups the glamour. Best of all, it rolls up super small for easy packing.
I love, love, love this dress and best of all, it was under $100.00. Letâ€™s face it â€” while I adore the Valentino version, itâ€™s just not in my budget!
A cape is always a good idea: 1. Valentino, 2. Nasty Gal, 3. Vamp Magazine, 4. Reem Acra and 5. Nasty Gal.
While capes aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, they are a simple way to reconnect with my inner teenage goth which is still alive and well â€” I donâ€™t believe in conforming or losing your sense of style, just because you get older.
“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” â€”Edith Head
Photos: Shot in Los Angeles by Kristin Cofer.
I wore: Nasty Gal Catherine Cape Dress, Dries Van Noten sunglesses, H&M hat and Steve Madden platform boots.