You Don’t Need To Be A Superhero To Wear Capes

Before Riverdale, I had no interest in capes whatsoever. Yeah, there was Batman, Superman, and a whole host of other superheroes from the Marvel and DC universe, but none of them ever spoke to me. Now thanks to Veronica Lodge, I get it. I feel you. I’m on your side now.

Here are some of my favorite capes, from casual to special occasion, that are available now at your favorites stores. Rest assured, I selected capes that are faux-fur only.

J.Crew Convertible Cape Sweater

jcrew convertible sweater cape
c/o J.Crew


ZARA Long Cloth Cape

zara long cloth cape
c/o ZARA


ZARA Short Cape

zara short cape
c/o ZARA


Ted Baker Cieora Buttoned Cape

ted baker cape
c/o Ted Baker/Bloomingdale’s


Calvin Klein Double-Breasted Cape Coat

calvin klein cape coat
c/o Calvin Klein/Macy’s


Max Studio London Cape Trench Coat, Created for Macy’s

max studio cape trench
c/o Max Studio London/Macy’s


Draper James Windowpane Anderson Cape

draper james cape
c/o Draper James/Nordstrom


Karen Millen Cropped Cape Jacket

karen millen cropped cape jacket
c/o Karen Millen/Bloomingdale’s


Eliza J Faux Fur Capelet

eliza j faux fur capelet
c/o Eliza J/Nordstrom


Banana Republic Faux Fur Cape

banana faux fur cape
c/o Banana Republic


Helene Berman Cape with Faux Fur Collar

helene berman black faux fur cape
c/o Helene Berman/Bloomingdale’s


Betsey Johnson Hooded Faux-Fur Cape

bj faux fur hooded cape
c/o Betsey Johnson/Macy’s

Riverdale’s Fashion Queen, Veronica Lodge

I don’t think I can properly explain my love for The CW’s, Riverdale. I know! Don’t judge me. I am a grown ass woman, yet I can’t stop thinking about fan theories and potential storylines of fictional teenagers? Last season my friend, Kevin and I would text during every single episode dissecting every longing glance between Betty and Archie, or yelling at the screen whenever Miss Grundy appeared. Don’t even get me started on her!

Yet, in my opinion I feel it’s the fashion that ties the show together. The clean lines and tailored looks pay homage to the beloved comics that date back to the 1940’s, while serving as a stark contrast to the seedy underbelly of the town and its people. Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes) is an excellent example of this. The moment she walked into the Chock’lit Shoppe in that hooded cape, I was hooked.

Here are some of Veronica’s signature looks from Season 1:

veronica cape
c/o The CW

I want one for each day of the week!


c/o CW

 Veronica and Betty in their River Vixen practice uniforms. Yes, I laughed at the name, River Vixens, but I secretly want to be one. If you look closely you can see that Veronica wears her pearls with everything! Love that!


c/o CW

As you know, I love plaid, like a lot. I found out this outfit was from Brooks Brothers, but it had sold out. I still cry about it.  


Veronica 1
c/o The CW

Veronica silently judging her fellow classmates’ taste while looking flawless in this black lace number.


veronica purple dress
c/o CW

She does tend to wear black a lot, so I like when she adds some color to her wardrobe, like with this magenta fit and flare dress.


c/o CW

Veronica mixing it up again with a patterned skirt, and a different pearl necklace. 


c/o CW

I think this is one of my favorite episodes/scene when Veronica comes to terms with her Dad’s criminal past.  Again, plaid and those pearls! Yes, please!

I can’t wait for the Riverdale Season 2 premiere on Wednesday, October 11th @ 8p on the CW.  If you need to catch up, you can watch all of Season 1 on Netflix.