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Cape Crusaders

The season’s free-flowing coverings—from blankets to ponchos—can adjust to any fluctuation in the weather

 

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Hot Pants

THE BLANKET

It was the wrap of choice in Lin- coln’s Foggy Bottom. Now we’re draping a shoulder or two in bold colors and patterns. Be sure to belt it for a slimming look.If you dare to wear the "are-you-sure-those-count-as-shorts?" versions, pair them with a loose top to avoid the leotard look.


Hot Pants

BLANKET Burberry, $650 at saksfifthavenue.com BELT Maison Martin Margiela, $550 at net-a-porter.com

 

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Butterflies

THE CAPE

Channel Sherlock with the A-line garment that comes in tweed, velvet, cashmere, and knits, and pair it with a fitted blouse and pencil skirt for a tapered silhouette.
Matisse booties

 




CAPE Emilio Pucci, $1,495 at emiliopucci.com pencIl skIrt erdem, $1,040 at net-a-porter.com PENCIL SKIRT Erdem, $1,040 at net-a-porter.com

 

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Short Shorts

THE CLOAK

The floor-length coat’s folds lend a vampish vibe to a classic eve- ning gown and ensure a grand entrance. Go full fantasy with a jumpsuit and tall boots. 

 

Pierre Hardy platforms

CLOAK Temperley London, $2,225 at net-a-porter.com JUMPSUIT Michael by Michael Kors, $296 at my-wardrobe.com

 

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Skimmers

THE PONCHO

Cowboys have relied on this piece’s unflappability; these days buffalo check and plaid versions are ap- pearing on runways. wear with skinny jeans to balance the volume.

Carven

PONCHO Paul & joe, $455 at Paul & joe, L.A., 310-270-4620 JEANS rag & Bone, $250 at rag & Bone, West Hollywood, 424-245-4816