What to Wear Wednesday!

Let’s talk capelets.

You read that right – CAPELETS.

Now. I don’t own one, but I think the trend is suggesting a growing capelet population, and I think they are rather charming, in an armless-ish sort of way…

Which brings me to a question… what exactly IS a capelet?

It depends on Google, and what words the retail-ites decide to use to tag their product. No really. A short jacket with roomy sleeves, might also be tagged as “capelet”. A sleeveless piece without a front opening (say, a shrug or shawl) may be also be labeled a “capelet”.

Then there is the issue of length. At what point does a capelet become a cape?

I actually could care less. I am liking the trend toward capes these days too.

Regardless of the specifics… one thing is certain – there are some pretty fabulous “capelets” out there… regardless of sleeves, buttons or length…

I can see me wearing this while holding a microphone.Taking charge of a room. A hooded capelet on Etsy.

hooded capelet

This would be a capelet with sleeves. Chic, yet not too chic-ee…

capelet on ebay

A man capelet.

man capelet

A jacket-y capelet.

soft capelet

And the most charming capelet of them all

favorite capelet

Can we all just take a moment and give the above capelet it’s due praise. She is a piece of art. Linger… I can just feel her resting on my shoulders… can’t you?


And shoes. Don’t forget the shoes.

Betsey Johnson patent pumps

Now. If you’ll excuse me. I need to go find the lint roller. Dog hair and yoga pants don’t mix. Ah, reality. You’re just always there, now aren’t cha…


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7 Responses to “What to Wear Wednesday!”

  1. BrassyMom says:

    My sister-in-law wore a fuzzy white capelet with her wedding dress for her snowy, New England December wedding a few years back! It was ADORABLE and CLASSY. Love it, love it, love it.

    I need a capelet. Or a cape. Clearly.

  2. Dumblond says:

    Not everyone can pull off a cape. Or capelet.
    I’ll leave the capes to the superheroes…

  3. Louise says:

    I’m so glad I found you!

  4. Tammy says:

    You make me smile…:)

  5. meg duerksen says:

    i think i will follow the trend….except for the man one. yuck.

  6. Erin says:

    Wouldn’t that second one be more like a bolero jacket? It seems way too structured to be a capelet.

    Which, by the way, I read as carpet the first time. Heh.

  7. Tanna says:

    Dearest Jenny…. I thought you would oh-so-want to know that I, yes, I own a lovely, chic, knitted, cranberry capelet. And I do love it; but you reminded me to pull it out. Tis’ the season indeed! 🙂

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