Cape-tivated

23.1.16

3 ways to wear a cape blazer

I've never been much of a blazer person, instead I was more of a cardi kind of girl. I've found it easier to layer a cardigan over a dress or a jeans and tee combo and it always makes everything effortless and looks less forced. So when the whole blazer trend picked up a couple of years ago, I was probably the last person to get on board and while others sported their coloured blazers with contrasting prints on their rolled up sleeves, I was still shying away from it all. Not to mention, the weather in Mumbai has never been blazer-friendly. Not when you're taking the public transport or going street shopping. So it was a complete waste in my opinion. Although I did stock up on a couple of basic colours (white, black and blue) I rarely wore them. So when slit-sleeve blazer slowly crept it's way from runways and red carpets, I was suddenly intrigued. I knew I would finally be able to get on board and not die in the heat, since the cape blazer is almost equivalent to wearing a sleeveless jacket/blazer.

While I bought my cape blazer a little before 2015, I still didn't wear it for an entire year, and it sat in my closet, with all it's tags. I finally pulled it out a few weeks ago and began experimenting with it. It works with almost everything, just like the regular blazer, but it adds a new level of power dressing to a look. While I can almost wear it with everything I own, I decided to put together three specific looks that are my favourites.


The "Officionado"


This particular outfit is for that woman in charge with a commandeering spirit, who spends her day strutting down the office while managing a team of creatives and  hopping off to meetings in swanky coffee shops and eateries, all in style. For this one it was a very straightforward pairing and teaming a sleek white dress complete with lace with the black cape blazer felt so natural. Also the black and white combination added a new level of chic was just perfection. The red vintage inspired bag was a cute addition and breaks the stark monochrome banter in otherwise a dull "boring" office getup. 

White dress for the office with blazer
Cape blazer with white lace dress and vintage bag and sunglasses
White lace dress from ZARA and Forever 21 cape blazer for the office



Girl About Town


This casual look is for the fun loving girl who loves to conquer town. For shopping or movie dates with friends or even a solo trip to the mall, this would be my go to look. For others it could be a pair of denims instead of the skirt, but since I'm more of a floaty skirt kind of girl, I love wearing a feminine twirly skirt. The bright fuchsia skirt with the tropical blouse were a great mixed canvas for the cape blazer, which made the look stand over even better. So much so, that I'm almost hitting myself for not wearing blazers sooner! Who knew a black blazer could actually be so much fun? I most certainly didn't!

Tropical blouse with pleated skirt and cape blazer
Styling a cape blazer with pleated skirt and tropical blouse
Indian fashion blogger in a cape blazer with pleated skirt



After Hours


I saved the best for now. I felt my absolute best in this particular outfit and I was inspired by Victoria Beckham's Fall 2013 look and also Deepika Padukone's recent fiery red suit  I would totally recommend pairing a cape blazer with a jumpsuit in the same colour. Or even separates like trousers and a shirt/blouse that all match. The result is absolutely stunning and I'm going to be wearing this to a wedding soon, and also might keep this around for next Halloween and pair it with my Batman mask! The best kind of accessories here are no accessories or maybe just a pair of danglers. Nothing more. 

Black cape blazer with jumpsuit for the evening red carpet
Black details fashion shoot Indian

My slit sleeve cape blazer is from Forever 21. If you need more inspiration, be sure to check my Pinterest board 

Look 1: Dress and pumps: Zara | Bag: Stalk Buy Love | Watch: Fossil | Sunnies: Barcelona | Neckpiece: Hill Road | Ring: Forever New
Look 2: Skirt: Jabong | blouse: Forever New | Bag: Stalk Buy Love | Sunnies: Esprit | Neckpiece: Hill Road | Bracelets: Silvette | Heels: Payless (Dubai)
Look 3: Jumpsuit: Tally Weijl (Milan) | Heels: Payless (Dubai) | Clutch: Satya Paul | Earrings: Blur


Images: Patrick Miranda


This post was also featured in Independent Fashion Blogger's weekly roundup.



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6 Comments so far

  1. Love your cape!

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    Yvonne
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