Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday Snag – Steal My Cape

How to style a vintage cape #vintage #styling #tips #fashion

Last Sunday I brought you the first of a Steal My Snag series that will be taking the place of regular outfit posts until the weather warms a bit and I can get outside. The first look I helped you steal was my "Picking Pansies" retro sweater (see here). Today I'll be helping you steal my "Fox & The Houndstooth" look with an emphasis on my 1960s cape. Mine is a black and white knee length houndstooth in a wool/acrylic blend. It is lined in cherry red with a mandarin style collar and large woven frog closures to the waist. See the original post with all my outfit details here. Below is a sampling of different cape styles to help you recreate my look or inspiration to create your own.

Classic 1960s 
Flowy fun on the left and structured mod on the right

Vintage Houndstooth Cape #vintage #capeVintage Cape #vintage #cape

A Couple of Shorties
For those that prefer hip length

Short Vintage Cape #vintage #cape

Short Houndstooth Plaid Cape #vintage #cape

 Color Reversal
If you prefer a burst of color on the outside...

Red Vintage Houndstooth Cape #vintage #cape

 Lined in Red
...or want to keep it under wraps

Red Lined Vintage Cape #vintage #capeRed Lined Vintage Cape #vintage #cape

Black Basic
To add your own spice and flair

Black Vintage Cape #vintage #cape

Earthy Neutrals
If you tend toward a warmer palette

Earthy Vintage Cape #vintage #cape

Neutral Vintage Cape #vintage #cape

Plaids and Checks
Maybe houndstooth isn't your thang...

Chocolate Plaid Cape #vintage #cape

Earthy Plaid Cape #vintage #cape

Colorful Plaid Cape #vintage #cape

For the Kiddo

Child's Cape #childrens #cape

                          1970s        1980s          
1970s cape #vintage #cape1980s Cape #vintage #cape
1980s/90s Cape #black #cape


Cozy Cape #cape #fashion

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  1. I am loving this series! I wish it gets a little cooler here in South Cali so i get to wear more coat!

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  2. I just love capes! I have a beautiful wool one that used to belong to my mom that I want to shorten and redo....I have to get on that!

  3. Haha look like I got the kiddo size !
    No just joking i also have a regular or two cape, like this, even the ones you shown are really really nice... But I hardly wear them because don't you feel it's difficult to match with the sleeves and the bag you wear ? I always have to avoid holding my bag on my shoulder lol.
    Anyway, you look fantastic and I'm glad it's easier for you than me wearing it cause yours is splendid!
    And, wait is that autumn when you took that pic, cause it is so lovely...

    Have a nice day dear,

  4. Capes are such great glamour. The ones you highlighted are all gorgeous

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  5. Capes are so beautiful. Dramatic and glamorous. Yours is perfect!

  6. Love! I have a wool cape on my wish list, so I'll be perusing for sure :)

  7. Great selections. I love capes!

  8. You look like a 50s styled greek goddess Diana with that cape and overall outfit, so pretty!

  9. Such a great photograph of you! Love your cape.


  10. They are all elegant and gorgeous but sadly not in my wardrobe! I must remedy that!

  11. Totally gorgeous! Man, if the weather has to be cold, that's the way to go!

  12. FABULOUS PHOTO!!! WOW!!! :*