Sunday, January 23, 2011

Trends: Capes

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Capes: Hero or Zero?

It's hard to distinguish between true style and just another trend. Fashion is a form of art -it is subjective and open to debate. To each their own style -you can be chic, punk or even Bohemian chic. But every now and then, all these styles meet up and a new trend is born.

Trends are usually sparked by celebrities strutting them on the streets where the public eye is watching their every step. So what is the current trend of the season?

Victoria Beckham and her usual sunnies. 

A very sleek looking Kirsten Bell.


If you were wondering my reaction when I heard the news, it was like this: o.O

When I thought of capes, one thing usually comes to mind: 

Is it really practical? Can this trend really work? Or will it be cast aside a few months later along with the wide-legged bell bottoms and big hair? I first had an encounter with this trend when I was watching Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane. Kimora was expanding her business into England and she needed to know what was the trend there.

And yes, you guessed it. Capes.

I had a wild guess that this trend originated from there.

Well, I have to admit. These capes do add that allure and elegant touch to the overall look. As for the practicality of this trend, especially in the humid weather in Malaysia? Well, we might have to rethink twice about that.

We highly doubt that this trend will be able to find its way into our closet here in the South East Asia, but it is a good-to-know tip if anyone has any plans to go abroad this fall! 

Capes, work it like a trench coat. Our tip is to keep the tones neutral and close to earthy tones. Since the trench-cape is so dramatic already, there is hardly any need for accessories. 

What do you think? 


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