November 5th, 2015 at 2:00am

Happy November Fashionistas! I know what you’re thinking—capes, really? Didn’t Halloween already happen? Believe it or not, this season capes and ponchos have re-invented themselves. I’m not talking about Marvel superhero capes or the horrid, infamous poncho that Haley donned on One Tree Hill. Instead, these silhouettes are now chic and versatile!

Today’s capes and ponchos stick to a lot of neutral solids and prints making them easy to pair with other items. The unusual shape of a cape adds a dramatic flair to any outfit. Plus it’s a great layering piece for a chilly walk to class or a Sunday spent in the permanently cold library. Capes can easily be worn with casual clothes but can also be used to dress up an outfit. No matter the shape, size or color, a cape truly enhances any fall outfit.

This Fashionista effortlessly pulls of the trend! She pairs her plaid cape with a graphic tank top, dark skinny jeans and cute booties. She tops off her look with a pair of tortoise-rimmed Ray-Ban sunglasses. The Fashionista’s dark ensemble radiates an edgy vibe that really expresses the subject’s personal style and allows her auburn locks to stand out. By keeping her accessories to a minimum, she allows her cape to make a bold statement. Her look is perfect for grabbing lunch with friends, a pumpkin picking adventure or even a night out.

Remember, not all heroes wear capes—but all Fashionistas surely do!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK?: “My perfect fall outfit is a baggy top, skinny jeans and my go-to booties. They key is to be comfortable and warm.”