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The Lust List: Cozy in Capes

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Oh, fall. Is there any better season for fashion? Of course not. The plaids, the burgundy, the denim, the leather—the boots. Fortunately, as my mother always says, things always come back in fashion—so don’t toss out any of those favorite pieces that go out of “style.”

My fall go-tos are a great pair of riding boots and a great leather satchel. With these staples, I can throw on any number of plaid or striped shirt and denim, and I’m good to go all day.

This fall, burgundy is my shade of choice, plaid always has my heart—and capes are a go-to. A great, cozy cape is perfect for those fall days that aren’t too cold but get a little chilly as the day goes on!


Cape (similar) | Citizens of Humanity Denim | Tory Burch Riding Boots (similar here and here)

My favorite knit cape is from Massimo Dutti, which has a great selection, and I have another from Madewell. Both have stores in Georgetown, DC, and do fall fashion incredibly well.

Mulberry Alexa Bag | Michael Kors Tortoise Watch | Citizens of Humanity Denim

The best thing about capes is you feel cozy and comfy, yet chic. The key is to layer and drape it correctly. I usually wear a v-neck or three-quarter-sleeve tissue tee in grey underneath—or a navy-and-white St. James tee if I’m feeling preppy.


Moon & Lola Tortoise Earrings (similar) | Sephora lipstick

When I’m rocking brown leather and masculine attire, I accessorize with tortoise shell accessories—it’s the matchy matchy me. Tortoise shell tends to be a bit more masculine, but fun, Southern brands like Moon & Lola and Fornash make really cute, affordable earrings in tortoise shell that are great for the deeper, warm tones of fall.


Shop our favorite capes and riding boots for fall, plus the pieces I’m wearing, below:

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