Capes are for more than just superheroes and other lessons learned!

It is finally here. Cooler temps have officially arrived and they came with a vengence. Baby, it’s cold outside!  And you know what that means? Time to pull out your winter wear and get ready for the season.

Since I love the cold weather and I am dreaming of a white winter (despite the snow and ice we saw this past January), I couldn’t wait to break out the winter gear with a double shot of cream from top to bottom.

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Winter White Leggings from Ashley Stewart with Zippered Short-Sleeved Top with Texture from Banana Republic  

Of course there were a few who still asked if I knew that Labor Day had passed. You know that old rule that says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? Well lesson #1 : Rules are meant to be broken! This outfit shows you that. It is something about all white that just makes you feel warm and cozy.

And to add drama to the outfit (as if it was needed), I topped it with an updated classic – the trench cape coat. This chic design adds flair to the practical functionality of this cover-up. I purchased this over a year ago, the great thing is that it will never go out of style.  Trench coats and capes have been around for years and don’t look like they are going anywhere.

Trench Cape Coat by Eloquii
Trench Cape Coat by Eloquii

And that brings us to lesson #2: Capes aren’t just for superheroes. I admit, the cape did make me feel a little empowered. Maybe I could save the world or solve the mystery. Who knows? Either way, the coat pulls the winter look together and the camel color ties in nicely with the booties.

Kenneth Cole Reaction Full of Life Booties
Kenneth Cole Reaction Full of Life Booties

Lesson #3: Just because you decide to wear earthy or neutral tones, they don’t have to be drab and boring.  These 3″ stacked heel suede booties are cute and comfortable.

So break the rule and sport your own white look this winter and dare to be sizably chic in a fashionable cape!