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Shop the fall trend: Capes

Bobby Schuessler is a New York City-based fashion and beauty writer, contributing to brands like E!, Us Weekly, Glamour, Lucky, Men's Health and of course, SheKnows.

Fall fashion

It's time to channel your inner superhero, and rock a cape! This trend appeared on the runways of Derek Lam and Tibi, and we couldn't be more excited. It's so versatile, chic and effortlessly glamorous. Here's how to style this must-have item.
Fall fashion
Rock the cape

Fall fashion

It's time to channel your inner superhero, and rock a cape! This trend appeared on the runways of Derek Lam and Tibi, and we couldn't be more excited. It's so versatile, chic and effortlessly glamorous. Here's how to style this must-have item.

The best part about a cape is that it looks good on everybody and can cover up any mid-section problem areas. But shopping for one can be a bit tricky if you're not wearing the appropriate clothing underneath as you try it on. So here are a few tips:

Avoid anything bulky underneath — sweaters, sweatshirts or a crazy amount of layers. Bulky items will add too much weight and heaviness to your silhouette. It's best to try a thin sweater up-top and a streamline pant on the bottom, like a straight-leg trouser.

For the office

A cape is so easy to dress up for the office. Have an important client meeting? Wear a bold cape over a classic sweater, a pair of slim black trousers and a pointy shoe that will elongate your body, and you'll be set to impress!

Fall fashion

Ellen Tracy belted cape coat $200, Sass & Bide torn-part sweater $220, Dorothy Perkins Naples straight leg trouser $35, Aldo Frited heels $80, Zara shopper $30

For the weekend

There's nothing cozier than wrapping yourself in a cape with a cute blouse, jeans and riding boots for those lazy Saturdays.

Fall fashion

Ellen Tracy belted cape coat $200, J. Crew New Boy polka-dot shirt $88, Mango super slim jeans $40, Seychelles Slap On The Wrist boots $110, Windsor gold metal aviators $9

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