Trend Spotting: Stolen from the Superhero, The Cape
It’s no big secret that capes have been among the most popular trends to surface this fall and while they are indubitably the least functional form of outerwear, they’re following us into the colder days of winter. Before we dissect the trend, It’s important to note that the cape dates back beyond Batman’s animated hey day. Elvis Presley, the king, rocked the cape. One of Man Repeller’s most chronic offenders, Carrie Bradshaw did it too.
It started last fashion week in Paris. Because this particular city symbolizes the olympics of Man Repelling, I wasn’t all that surprised that Anna Selezneva was ahead of the curve, donning the shapeless silhouette months before the rest of us would.
Liz of Late Afternoon wears a blogger and autumn favorite: the Zara camel cape. I will never understand why it is so difficult for personal style bloggers to just look into the camera. The jig is up, we know you know you are being photographed. Either way, it’s an outfit well done.
I adore this look, but then again, I’m a man repeller. The navajo print on her cape compliments the pattern on her sweater well. I speculate she’s getting in the holiday spirit, channeling one side of the Thanksgiving story for the upcoming feasts.
Oh, Scott Schuman. You never fail to disappoint. Nothing heats my loins more than a trench cape…except for a hat made of gloves! What are the chances this woman has a man friend? I’m betting slim to none.
This should sleep any speculations you may have had about a cape’s power to repel the opposite sex. Note that this woman is getting street style photographed while getting street style photographed. Not even my guide to get street snapped could accomplish this. Kudos.
In the event however, you need a more comprehensive and effective method to repel the next time you don your cape…fear not, I’ve got you covered.
…Literally! In a cape and trousers!
I slay myself.
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