TREND TO COVET: Capes & Cropped Coats

Ready to embrace fall’s newest toppers? Capes, capelets, cropped jackets, swing coats, babydoll jackets, belted mini trench coats and trapeze jackets — the look on top this season is a bit vintage, but decidedly modern.

The chicest styles have a high collar and hit just at the waist — the perfect length so that you can still move with ease and let what you’re wearing underneath it all peek out. A little mystery is always in style.

Look for ladylike three-quarter length sleeves (the perfect opportunity to pair with all of those fabulous new gloves) and have fun with this swingy, fun, mod silhouette. Full capes add full-on drama and will keep you warm as fall swings into winter.

Find our cherry-picked favorites by clicking on the links below.

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WHAT: Rebecca Taylor Swing Jacket
WHY: Smartly dresses up jeans and looks fab with skirts for work, brunch, life.

HOW MUCH: $429

WHERE: Shopbop

FALL BREAK: Free shipping on all orders!

WHAT: Hanii Y Lantern Sleeve Jacket

WHY: The sweet-chic vibe of this petrol double-breasted cropped wool jacket with high neck and three quarter length lantern sleeves is lust incarnate.

HOW MUCH: $475

WHERE: Net-a-Porter

WHAT: Ashley Capelet

WHY: The vintage vibe feels so modern and we can’t resist the go-with-everything camel color or the price.

HOW MUCH: $58.50

WHERE: Delias

FALL BREAK: 15% off with code AFFD15 through September 6, 2007.

WHAT: Red Herringbone Babydoll Jacket

WHY: As the weather grows cooler, why not throw on something adorable? Sweet lined wool topper has peter pan collar, three-button closure and cute front pockets.


WHERE: Fred Flare

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