STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Convertible Cape Tops

June 4th, 2015 at 2:00am

Struggling to put together looks that are transferable from a casual day to an exciting night out? The answer to this conundrum lies in a piece of clothing as powerful as its name implies—the cape top. This sassy shirt belongs in every wardrobe to be worn as a chic but casual day outfit with leggings and sandals, or quickly dressed up with skinny jeans and heels for the perfect night out on the town. Are you enough of a superwoman to dawn the cape top?

The cape top strikes me as an up and coming piece that’s bound to stick around. How could it not? The plethora of fabrics that can compose the cape top are innumerable. Heavier sweater-like fabrics can be worn in the fall and winter, yet lighter and more breathable fabrics make the cape top perfect for the hotter summer months. Cooler looks can include a paisley print chiffon top which is lighter in color and fabric. Plus, the myriad vibrant colors and patterns that can compose the cape top make it a fun way to play with and change up summer styles.

What makes the cape top such an incredible new trend is its versatility. It can work for all seasons and all occasions. For example, this Fashionista makes the cape top a casual but eye-catching ensemble, pairing it with leggings and beaded sandals. This piece can go from day to night with just a few small tweaks. Just put on some dark wash jeans, wedges or heels and add some fun accessories. For example, a cape sleeve top creates a more classy night outfit, where as a sleek black cape top creates a sassy yet chic night out look.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “My day-to-day wear is pretty laid back. The cape top gives off a well put together look while allowing for flow and comfort as well.”