Cape or wrap?

Okay, we’ve needed neither in the last few weeks thanks to the unseasonally great weather, but we all know that it’ll be time for a cape or wrap pretty soon.

There are actually a few different types of transitional cover-ups to choose from this year, thanks to the 1970s vibe everywhere. Maxi cardigans are also fab, but for now are you cape or wrap?

Cape or wrap – the difference is minimal really. Capes are perhaps a bit more structured; whereas you can just fling on a wrap, you have to get into a cape, really.

We absolutely adore French Connection’s classic black wool cape (£210)- the perfect winter coat alternative.

French Connection black capeH&M’s burgundy cape is shorter, perfect for an early Autumn cover up (£24.99).

H&M burgundy cape


In the battle of cape or wrap, you might prefer a casual wrap. Animal print works brilliantly on a cover up – this fantastic wrap is from BHS (£30)

BHS animal print wrapAnd this one is from Oasis @ Debenhams (£29).

animal print Oasis wrap


If you need a wrap to wear with those faded denim flares, and floppy hat then look no further than this fantastic Teal baroque wrap from BHS (£30).

Blue BHS wrapAnother early Autumn wrap that will look fab with a 1970s styled outfit is this stripe blue wrap from Nine by Savannah Miller @ Debenhams (£35).

Debenhams wrapOr maybe you prefer this cream and grey  Wallis wrap? (£30, BHS).

Wallis cape wrapH&M’s grey structured cape-coat is bang on trend for this winter. Get it now! (£79.99)

H&M grey capeOasis @ Debenhams is where you will find this geo wrap, with a buckle fastening (£32).

Check wrap capeJOY’s blue structured cape has a gorgeous retro vibe – we love it. (£100).

JOY Louche cape


Red Herring @ Debenhams‘ peach, blue and grey patterned wrap (£28) is pastel-pretty, with a true boho vibe.

Red Herring wrapNew Look’s fringed Aztec print cape (£44.99) is a great addition to your 1970s style boho wardrobe this autumn, agreed?

New Look fringed capeBHS’s rust Arts and Flowers cape (£30) has a perfect hippy vibe to it, if that’s your style.

BHS rust wrapH&M’s black and white striped cape (£29.99) is a perfect cover-up, and the monochrome will go with most of your wardrobe. Result.

H&M black white wrapWe think this Debenhams Collection wrap (£30) in black and grey looks like a big old cosy blanket. We like!

Debenhams Collection wrapNew Look’s multi-coloured wrap (£24.99) has the added joy of a fake fur collar, perfect for chilly autumn mornings -and they are coming!

fur trimmed wrap capeSo, what’s your favourite – cape or wrap?