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The Cape

blog_fashion1We’re in the throes of chilly weather, and there’s no other seasonal must-have than a cape. Warm, stylish and cozy, they sell at all price points, and come in myriad styles—grey, camel, buttoned, slip on, pull over, embellished, highly tailored, home sewn. Obsessive Beauty has tracked down a fine selection of styles to cover whatever your fashion budget is this season.

Let’s start with a stunning number by American Apparel. The company used to be known for its rainbow selection of colored T-shirts and basics, but lately they’ve been venturing into more texture and contemporary designs. This $155 wool cape comes in four different colors: Tan, Oxford, Valentine and Dark Oxford. It has a clever detail—your arms slip from inside to outside through what look like pockets. Warm, basic and versatile.

Dear Creatures, one of our favorite brands, is offering their version of the cape this season, and it sells locally at Stripe in Downtown Santa Cruz, for $220. Big, gold buttons line the front of the cape and it has a detachable hood. Elegant, cutting-edge, fashion forward and drool-worthy.

Santa Cruz’s own fashion designer Alexis Meschi was making an adorable cape earlier this year. We haven’t seen it lately on her madebylex.com website, but inquire directly to see if you get her to make one for you. Her previous version was black and white tweed—absolutely adorable.
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