Capes, blankets, shawls or throws?

I don’t care what you call them – I am officially obsessed. If you haven’t seen images similar to these then you have been hiding under a rock for the past two months – good for you! This is the Burberry Blanket which you can pay a ridiculous amount extra to have monogrammed with your initials. Unfortunately it is already sold out.

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So what happens now? Even if you have $1400 stuffed under your sofa cushions you can’t buy one. Well thank goodness we have ASOS. The only challenge now is to choose which one. Or, if you’re not one for challenges, just buy them all.

Plain black cape:


Cape with burgundy stripe:



Reversible camel cape:



Grey color blocked cape:



Aren’t they gorgeous? I personally adore the burgundy striped cape – the perfect Fall color and one which you will see me wearing a lot of this year. I can see myself wearing it over jeans and a tee with my burgundy Newburys. I have, however, just ordered the camel cape in lieu of a camel coat. Not only are these capes gorgeous and well priced at less than $50, they also stink of practicality for our Atlanta Fall/Winter climate. I’ll even be using mine now for throwing around my shoulders in our frigid office air conditioning.

Another new purchase arrived this week, which I am head over heels with. Instead of the Chanel Boy bag that I’ve been holding out for (yeah right in my dreams!) I have been cruising for a bag with a chain. I ordered these to compare from Zara. Unfortunately they are all stunning and I haven’t brought myself to return any of them yet!

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The last one is definitely staying – it’s slightly smaller than the other two but has the added versatility of a clutch as you can remove the long strap. It’s a fabulous price for real leather too. I used it to go to my regular Friday lunch alone that has now become one of the highlights of my week!



Here is what I wore, with the Anya Hindmarch bag before switching!

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Bag – Anya Hindmarch (old from // Shoes – Vince Nina // Jeans – Zara (similar here) // Tee – Mango (old) // Jacket – Zara jersey jacket (old)

And finally my outfit from Thursday. which was crammed with work, conferences and vet visits!


Boots – Rag & Bone Newbury (old from // Dress – ASOS (on sale now at just $21)

So will you be donning a cape this season?






21 thoughts on “Capes, blankets, shawls or throws?

  1. Sarah @ Fortytherapy

    I love capes, wraps & ponchos & have worn them every single winter for around 13 years, in fashion or not!! If they’re fine knits & not hugely chunky, they’re surprisingly flattering on larger busts 🙂

  2. fashion40ish

    I have and old burgundy one from H&M. What do they say about throwing things out if you haven’t worn them for 6 months. Pah. I will be happily fishing it out and using it all over again. H xx You are looking fabulous btw.

  3. Jutka

    Ha! I will track down the girl in the second picture and steal hers! It is already monogrammed with my initials so it was meant to be! Loooooove them and have always imagined myself all cozied up on plane with one.

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Mine just arrived and it is beautiful – really soft, a great length and weight too – thrilled with it!

  4. In Mama's Wardrobe

    I love capes & wore a few about 10 years ago! I love the chain bags too & the middle one is my fav! I’ll be feeling under your sofa cushions for your secret stash if I ever pop over Joanna! Lol! Ax

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