I’ve worn ponchos from time to time (and I’ll cover them more in the next few weeks), but last year I got my first cape scarf to style and I really enjoy the look. In the world of these cape scarfs, there are many names applied to them – wraps, shawls, and even ruanas. For this post I’m going to refer to them as cape scarves.
Here is the current cape/scarf I own originally from Tuckernuck but the same one is less expensive from Modcloth. They don’t have this exact print this year but they have two similar ones!
I really like how the inside is a different pattern. It’s technically reverse-able but I’ve only worn the plaid side out so far. I’ll definitely be wearing the other side out soon to get the most out of it!
I think the style is very ladylike and high end when worn right. I want to get a few more for the fall/winter as they are a classic item that happens to be on-trend in the fashion world right now which means a great time to find a nice variety to choose from. My only hesitation with them is if the plaid ones look too much like a plaid blanket draped around an outfit, but I believe keeping the rest of the outfit tailored and polished will balance out the heavy nature of the cape scarf to create an overall stylish look.
I took to pinterest to find a little more inspiration and I think all these girls nail the cape scarf in a fun and mature way that’s not frumpy one bit.
I found a few styles from J. Crew I really liked, but would love your help picking it out. I’m leaning towards option #2 or #3 and tried both of them on in store. I am a little leary of the plaid one looking like I took a blanket and wrapped it around my outfit, but I know wearing more form fitting clothes underneath will help with that. Choice #2 is an ivory and black, and I don’t wear a lot of black, but I do love a buffalo check.
—-Please let me know in the comments which choice you like! —-
If you haven’t heard the news from Instagram, I’m pregnant (17 weeks!) so I’ve been really thinking over how I’ll want to dress during this time. I was very discouraged for a long time thinking there weren’t a lot of classic/preppy options since clothes are a big part of my life. One day I remembered one of my old favorite Instagrammers, Karla Reed, had a few very fashionable pregnancies without using many maternity clothes! Her second pregnancy was very preppy and classic and gave me hope for figuring this thing out. 🙂
Disclaimer: While I may be sharing my outfits that fit a maternity style from time to time, it will not be solely about pregnancy or maternity wear. I want to continue posting content that serves a clear purpose of showing my style alongside practical tips and tricks for your wardrobe. I want my readers to come away from a blog post learning something applicable to themselves and not just a place for pictures.