Though I already told you about this Fall's hottest coat trends, there is one cute, cutting-edge style I forgot to mention: short capes. Though capes are traditionally armless and bulky, these modern variations are more like coats, with cropped waists, big buttons, and delicate sleeves. A cape is also more timeless than you might think; you can always get away with throwing on a cape for a dressy evening gathering. Here are some of my favorite capes right now.
Derek Lam Tweed Cape, $1,290, available here.
Chloe Oversized Wool Twill Jacket, $1,225, available here.
Mona & Holly Corey Caplet Jacket, $332, available here.
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Karen Zambos Vintage Couture Double Breasted Cape, $418, available here.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Solid Wool Twill Cape, $458, available here.
Velvet Rachel Cape in Chocolate, $155, available here.