The Statement Piece for Fall 2014–The Blanket Cape

 

 

Hi Fashionistas,
It’s a beautiful sunny fall day in NY and if you’re ahead of the curve, you will have already gotten yourself one of the season’s biggest statement pieces–The Blanket Poncho!
 

From runway to everyday – Here’s how we wear it.

These cozy blanket capes can be easily paired with skinny jeans and a great pair of boots–perfect for a fall football game, a chilly evening by the fire-pit roasting marshmallows, cozying up at the ski lodge, or just running around town–on the other hand, some of these pieces are strikingly fashionista pieces all on their own

The trend has been hot for a while now and the runway show versions were about huge voluminous shapes, interesting fabrications and patterning….from Burberry, Etro, Cavalli, Kenzo, Junya Watanbe, Yohji Yamimoto, Barbara Bui, Michael Kors….they all made sure to have dramatic versions of blanket capes….
 

Just like throwing a blanket over your shoulder
Etro – Roberto Cavalli – Burberry Prorsum

 

Big Drama!
Dolce & Gabbana – Gareth Pugh – Valentino

 

 

 

I did say you could warm up by the fire-pit, but what I forgot to mention is that you can convert them into a sleeping bag! These puffy down capes from Junya Watanbe are just another version of the silhouette. 
 
Bold Patterns Make Bold Statements
Chloe – Yohji Yamamoto – Kenzo
 
Go get cozy with your blanket poncho–you’ll love how comfortable and easy they are to wear all while  making you look super fashionable!