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L’Agence Herringbone Tweed Cape: It’s Elementary, My Dear


Craving a cape but fear the trend will live fast and die hard? L’Agence to save the day! Their herringbone tweed cape is on-trend and on-budget; if you unsure the old-world look won’t survive past the season, this will get you there without major commitment.

It’s also more neutral and less dramatic than other caped variations (Rag & Bone’s fringy number and Emma Cook’s lace-trimmed style, for example).

Light camel tweed is perfect for everyday fall needs, and this one has a loose, swingy, jacket-like cut just tapered enough not to engulf you in fabric. So you have room to move your arms around inside, and it’s also flattering. Wearing it open and letting it cascade gives you a smart superhero look; wearing it closed (note the concealed buttons) is more formal – and cozier for your arms. This is your answer to that dress that gives you hard time when you try to pair it with a coat, or shake it up and play it down with bright-colored jeans and ankle boots. On Net-a-Porter for $425.

Pair with: A structured top-handle bag is necessary when sporting a cape. Reed Krakoff‘s Boxer bag is wearable, polished, and comes in an endless variety of skin, fabric, and neutral color-combinations (from shearling and brown leather to an anthracite leather blend). Reed Krakoff Boxer Bag, $990-$1,300.




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