Is it a cape or is it a blanket?

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I bought my first cape last winter from Oasis, its black and its soft. and I have worn it to death since then! This winter its all about printed capes, following Burberry’s lead when they debuted a ‘blanked’ coat. Is it a cape or is it a blanked? Could be both and I am a massive fan! I love the idea of throwing it on and not having to worry about the fit or feeling like a stuffed sausage with all the other layers.

Just wrap yourself in softest wool and face the cold autumn day. Here are a few that caught my eye on British high street.

Clockwise from top, 1; 2; 3; 4

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Trend Alert: Gothic Glamour

One of this seasons strongest trends is dark, mysterious and sexy. I wanted to wait until the evenings became darker and weather  a little gloomier to write about this trend, as it doesn’t bode well with the sunshine. Now, in October, it’s the perfect time to explore your ‘inner goth.’  I am not sure if any of you have experimented with this before, but I certainly dabbled with black netting and eye liner in my teens. And even though I have emerged from the days I spent as a goth, this seasons trend of Gothic Fairytale is very close to my heart. Countless designers have sent models wrapped in black lace; Dolce and Gabbana (top) emerging the most opulent of them all. Something about an occasional flash of skin makes you feel very powerful and sexy without trying too hard. Here are my best picks. From feather to velvet, release your ‘inner goth.’

Clockwise from top left, Day Birger et Mikkelsen Night Velvet Lounge embellished cape from Outnet.comWarehouse mesh panel faux leather dressOasis flocked gothic dressAccessorize crystal lizzard broochTopshop’s velvet cut out bodyTopshop’s father capeletOasis long sleeve lace Victoriana topH&M boots; MAC matt lipstic in Diva; Assad Mounser glass bead and chain collar necklace availablke from Net-a-Porter.