I have always been more of a peacoat kinda girl, thus when the cape trend took this fall/winter by storm you can imagine I was a bit stumped. For months I refused to give into a look I did not find quite flattering or at all my style, yet when I laid my eyes of this particular cape (check out here) and then found a similar one on sale, I was converted. I guess, the lesson to learn here is that trends are just jumping points. Not all trends are for everyone, therefore pick, choose and customize trends to fit your particular style. Be patient and shop, shop, shop until you find the piece that screams you. This technicolor dreamcape had me at color-blocked primary stripes.
Cape: Pendelton via Urban Outfitters (similar here)
Jeans: Bullhead for PacSun, Wedges: Steve Madden (similar here), Clutch: American Apparel
Wrist Candy: J. Crew, Anthroplogie, Ibiss, Vintage