I know that your first thought when looking at this picture is, “someone please take the straightener away from that girl!” But try to focus on the cape.

Yes, “capes” were a big fall 2010 trend, but when are they not a trend? To me, this Chloe cape, which is on SALE for 50% off, looks like a $2500 garment from Ralph Lauren. You can tell by the way it lays that this piece is very well made.

I see this with a pair of black riding pants/ skinny jeans and a sleek pair of black riding boots for day or an athletic event. For night, throw on a pair of black, heeled, over the knee boots.

This is the true definition of an “investment piece.”