The cape is the best overcoat. I have four in my closet, and each time I pull one out, I have the impression that the sophistication fairy is whispering in my ear. It always happens right when I am about to say “I have nothing to wear!” which really means, as you know, “I don’t know what to put on to look pretty and feel good in my clothes today!”
And as soon as I put on the cape, I discover that it’s easy to wear and makes me feel sophisticated. I keep my handbag in my hand, between my fingers, and that way, whether the cape is open or closed, it has a perfect line.
In my mind the cape was a winter piece, something you wear out with long gloves and a very warm sweater, perhaps even an under-sweater to stay warm and chic… until I met the Turkish designer Dilek Hanif and her summer white linen cape with very fashionable traditional embroidery!