STYLE GURU STYLE: British Blankets

In the Burberry Prorsum fall 2014 ready-to-wear show, Christopher Bailey took his traditional and elegant silhouettes and gave them a whimsical, bohemian look. Rich, cheery colors swirled together in hand-painted designs that were found on a large majority of the pieces in the collection. The iconic Burberry trench coats were draped with patterned scarves and cashmere blankets, and then belted at the waist to give a nice shape to the look. As a lover of all things bohemian, there wasn’t a single look on the runway that I didn’t desperately wish to be in my closet. However, the items that stood out the most in the collection were the cashmere blankets and how they were casually tossed over the shoulders of the models. This free-spirited element has definitely caught the eye of Fashionistas/os everywhere, and has left everyone desperate for the casual cool of cashmere capes.

It was rather chilly on my way to work today, so I jumped at the opportunity to recreate this look with my wardrobe. I pulled one of my Christmas-list-requested capes out of my closet and paired it with one of my beloved Free People henleys that resembled some of the shades of blue and teal in the collection. Next, I grabbed a tapestry tote to go along with the tapestry bags seen in the collection and topped the look off with some unique gold jewelry to match the hardware on my tote.

The Burberry show was full of fun and whimsy. It was very simple to recreate looks in the collection with the things in my closet. Incorporating runway trends into everyday outfits isn’t always about trying something new and bold. Sometimes the runway can give us a fresh take on the clothes that we already know and love.

Get My Look: 1. A warm cape. 2. A floral tapestry bag. 3. A henley with detailed sleeves.