Cape Code Chic: 9 Stylish Ways to Rock Cape Coats and Jackets This Season

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Cape coats have been ubiquitous on and off the red carpet as of late. And with many big fashion houses incorporating it in their collections, it has become the “it” outerwear of the season.

If you are still unsure about investing in this piece, you should know there are many ways to style it. So go ahead, invest in one, turn it into your winter staple, and use these celebrity outfits for inspiration:

1. Elevate Your Style with a Black Cape Blazer

The Hunger Games actress took a simple bodycon dress to the next level by teaming it up with a colorful pair of pumps and a chic black cape.

Elegance on Display: Elizabeth Banks exudes sophistication in her black cape ensemble before her appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', Los Angeles, November 17, 2014Elegance on Display: Elizabeth Banks exudes sophistication in her black cape ensemble before her appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, Los Angeles, November 17, 2014 (Credit: WENN)

Elizabeth Banks flaunted her legs in a black BB Dakota cape blazer paired with a fitted red dress featuring a pleated neckline and double straps from Mulger. Her look was completed with colorful Roger Vivier heels.

Elizabeth Banks wears a black BB Dakota cape blazer over a red Mugler dressElizabeth Banks wears a black BB Dakota cape blazer over a red Mugler dress (Credit: WENN)

2. Chic and Bold: The Black Tuxedo-Style Cape

The ‘American Idol’ judge had other ideas. She braved the cold and put on a midriff-baring halter top, partnered it with a pair of high-waisted pants, and finished the look with a sleek, slid-slitted coat.

Actress Jennifer Lopez enters the “Late Show With David Letterman” taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on November 5, 2014, in New York City (Credit: WENN)

Jennifer Lopez looked fabulous in wide-leg Paule Ka pants, a cutout crop by Milly, a Noon by Noor tuxedo-style cape, Le Silla pumps, and a Hayward box clutch.

"Sleek and Chic: Jennifer Lopez combines glamour and grace in a tuxedo-style cape paired with a daring crop top“Sleek and Chic: Jennifer Lopez combines glamour and grace in a tuxedo-style cape paired with a daring crop top (Credit: WENN)

3. Nautical Elegance: Navy Cape and White Button-Down

Is JLo’s top too daring for you? Try Lydia’s trick. The English television personality donned a classic white button-down top with a navy cape from Lavish Alice and kept the look polished with a pair of pumps.

Casual Sophistication: Lydia Bright effortlessly blends classic and contemporary styles in her Lavish Alice cape, spotted outside ITV Studios, London, February 16, 2015Casual Sophistication: Lydia Bright effortlessly blends classic and contemporary styles in her Lavish Alice cape, spotted outside ITV Studios, London, February 16, 2015 (Credit: WENN)

4. Nautical Elegance: Navy Cape and White Button-Down

Give your outfit a more playful vibe by choosing a pair of shorts with a print that matches your coat. Take it from English actress Denise van Outen. She spiced up her caped blazer with a bold pair of red pumps for that splash of color.

Best known as the bubbly presenter of The Big Breakfast, Denise also toted a quilted Saint Laurent handbag.

Striking in Stripes: Denise van Outen captivates in her coordinated black and white outfit at the 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' premiere, Leicester Square, London, February 12, 2015Striking in Stripes: Denise van Outen captivates in her coordinated black and white outfit at the ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ premiere, Leicester Square, London, February 12, 2015 (Credit: WENN)

5. Olivia Palermo’s Iconic Look: The Sweeping Navy Cape

I can’t begin to dissect the socialite’s outfit. Oliva Palermo looks like she had on a turtleneck top and a skirt over a pair of leggings.

The boxy coat served as the icing on the cake. Her outfit was completed with Jimmy Choo’s Toni leather over-the-knee boots.

Navy Elegance: Olivia Palermo makes a grand statement in her sweeping navy cape at the 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' premiere, New York City, February 9, 2015Navy Elegance: Olivia Palermo makes a grand statement in her sweeping navy cape at the ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ premiere, New York City, February 9, 2015 (Credit: WENN)

6. Vibrant and Versatile: Blue Cropped Wool-Cashmere Cape

Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton arrive at the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton arrive at the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 30, 2014, in Paris, France (Credit: WENN)

Here’s another socialite who knows her fashion. Nicky Hilton tried the color block trend by pairing her blue cropped wool-cashmere cape with a red dress and black Christian Louboutin Bianca pumps.

Colorful Contrast: Nicky Hilton dazzles in a red dress and striking blue cropped wool-cashmere cape by ValentinoColorful Contrast: Nicky Hilton dazzles in a red dress and striking blue cropped wool-cashmere cape by Valentino (Credit: WENN)

7. Retro Chic: The Suede Cape Coat

You can always count on Russian digital entrepreneur Miroslava Duma to dish out some of the best fashion week looks!

She topped this suede cape coat over a pair of ’70s-style jeans and a button-down shirt. Achievable, right?

Miroslava Duma attends the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015Miroslava Duma attends the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on March 4, 2014, in Paris, France (Credit: WENN)

8. The Allure of the Sexy Cape Coat

The television actress donned a lace bralette and a studded skirt. She added a touch of class with that cape coat and a pair of lace-up pumps.

Rosie Fortescue at the launch of Binky Felstead's debut book Being BinkyRosie Fortescue at the launch of Binky Felstead’s debut book Being Binky at London’s Rusty Nail nightspot on May 6, 2014 (Credit: WENN)

9. The Dramatic Long Cape Coat

The socialite took a cue from Dolce & Gabbana and wore a heavily embellished top with a dramatic sheer lace skirt. But Poppy Delevingne topped a long cape coat over her attire to balance out the show of flesh.

Poppy Delevingne at The Claridge’s Christmas tree unveiling partyPoppy Delevingne at The Claridge’s Christmas tree unveiling party held at Claridge’s Hotel in London on November 26, 2013 (Credit: WENN)

If these outfits didn’t make you want to run to your favorite store to get your cape fix, we don’t know what will. But save the running for later because we scoured the interwebs for some great outerwear finds:

Pierre Balmain Cape Blazer1. Pierre Balmain Cape Blazer, $1,575.00

Dsquared2 Adele 60s Cape2. Dsquared2 Adele ‘60s Cape, $405.00

Trina Turk Double Breasted Wool Blend Cape3. Trina Turk Double Breasted Wool Blend Cape, $246.90

Soia & Kyo Hooded Cape4. Soia & Kyo Hooded Cape, $148.98

Osman Hera Cape Coat5. Osman Hera Cape Coat, $2,088.56

Saint Laurent Cape Parka Coat6. Saint Laurent Cape Parka Coat, $1,645.00

Now try styling these coats the way the celebrities did!

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