By Bonny Osterhage
Some looks are so fabulous, they transcend the fickleness of fashion to become iconic. The cape is a great example, and no eco fashion wardrobe should be without one this season. Less bulky than a coat, a cape provides an air of mystery, elegance and grace to a wardrobe, much in the same way that pearls class up a t-shirt and jeans. It’s a look that is always fashionable with out being “faddish,” and timeless without being “trendy.” In other words, a classic!
The traditional cape in a classic shade is a must for every eco fashionista. Made from virgin wool, this one features a heavy weight knit collar, front buttons and a kangaroo pocket. A bit of an investment piece, we admit, but it will never go out of style. $575 at www.mohawkgeneralstore.com.
Pendleton The Portland Collection Cape
Another excellent find from one of our favorite new collections, this cape encompasses all we love about the look, from the casually elegant style to the beautiful fall plaid. Made from 100% virgin wool, this one is a keeper! $297 at www.embodies.com.
Indigenous Designs Branch Poncho
The detailing in the weave of this organic cotton and merino wool blend poncho sets it apart from the pack — well, that and the fabulous shade of “chili.” Let it drape and flow over your favorite cigarette pants or skinny jeans for instant elegance. (also available in black) $180 at www.indigenousdesigns.com.
Prairie Underground Hemp Ghost
The cape goes boho chic in this hemp, hooded version. The fleece lining and deep front pockets will provide an extra layer of warmth, while keeping you looking eco cool! $220 at www.agreenwardrobe.com.
Popomomo Recycled Denim Cape
Recycled charcoal denim and loose, draping sleeves, make this cape an easy, everyday staple. We love the addition of the chic, antique metal buttons that add to the urban appeal. $150 at www.greenwithglamour.com.