Friday, 22 August 2014

OOTD: that Topshop cape!

Cape: Topshop | T-shirt: Forever 21 | Jeans: River Island | Sunglasses: ASOS
Shoes: Just Fab | Jewellery: JJDR House of Bijoux

Ah.. I'm so excited to share these photos with you! Not only is it my first transitional Autumn outfit but it features this absolutely amazing Topshop cape which I'm sure you're going to see a lot of! 

I don't even know where to start with this cape. As soon as I saw it on Topshop's new in I knew I was going to have to buy it. It instantly screamed Burberry to me and as they are sadly way way way out of my budget, this £35 cape seemed like the best alternative. If you haven't seen the Burberry capes then you're missing out.. they're so perfect- and Olivia Palermo (style icon!!) has her own personalised one! I was super excited when this arrived and completely fell in love with the colours as I unwrapped it. To some people it might look like a weird blanket with ugly browns but in reality it is a super soft (not itchy like you'd think)  and a really autumnal piece. Yes, you could still use it as a blanket though, it's huge! The colours are a mixture of browns, greens, camels, navys and generally really great neutral but still rich shades. The reverse of it looks just as fab too! The cape only comes in one size because it's designed to pretty much fit anybody, on me it's pretty huge but not in a ridiculous way. Just in a slightly oversized and cosy way. It completely fits in with my AW14 colour palette, shown in this post, and is going to be so perfect for going into uni and slouching around the house. I feel like with the heels it looks quite glam too, so could really be dressed up. As it is still technically Summer, I kept the outfit fairly bright by wearing white jeans and heels. This kept it fresh and stopped me looking like I was quite so eager for Autumn. It is the perfect transitional piece though as it works now but will look equally as fab styled with darker jeans and accessories. Also, one of my fave colours for this Autumn is the camel/brown tones so I was super happy to find this soft slouchy tee in Forever 21 as it will be great for layering up and still works now. To add a little more edge I paired everything with these gladiator studded heels which are really comfy. I bought them from Just Fab while they had an offer for first pair for £9.75 so I bagged them for under £10, what a deal!! The studding makes them different to a lot of the gladiator shoes I'm seeing at the moment and also hardens the outfit a little. I really want some kind of lace up/gladiator-y heels too at the mo (great description) but I just feel like as most of them don't have any platform they'll be really hard to walk in and really uncomfortable. I don't know, if any of you have this kind of shoe what do you think? 

So, a bit of a ramble I know but I had to convey my serious excitement for this cape and the next season in general. What do you think of the cape? I think it's going to be a massive hit! (this is my favourite outfit I've posted so far)

Thank you for reading!!