Monday, 20 July 2015

CAPE TO CAIRO

If you haven't updated your winter look with the quintessential Cape yet, you'd better get out there and get it now as it is one of the most useful items you can have, whether it is the draped blanket wrap or formally structured Cape, you have to get it!

The Cape cloak returned to the fashion scene with new dimensions, it's no longer the formal military style leaving you very little room for movement through openings where the arms are. It now takes the form of a generous wrap  in large proportions to cover up just about every bit of flesh on the upper body. It comes in luxurious fabric sporting a rich texture. Capes are generally bulky so it's best to narrow down the bottom to create a sleek silhouette. Wear it with tapered down pants or straight and narrow legs, or with a pencil skirt. This wrap skirt has a beautiful asymmetrical cut which gives the body a very slimming effect. The turtle neck is one of my staple favourites and never dates, it only disappears for a while but somehow always re-surfaces. This outfit can be well balanced with calf length or knee high boots, and if your skirt is any shorter, you could even wear the slim version of over the knee boots which gives it a great edge. The felt hat finishes the outfit off, and if you want the full regalia, wear gloves with it! A good place to shop for felt hats would be Kloof Street in Cape Town where I recently stumbled onto a few stores having them in stock!

CAPE TO CAIRO