Spotted: Actress and style icon Blake Lively stepping out on the streets of New York City in style this week looking perfectly cozy-chic in a must have item for fall: The cape coat. This buzzed-about new coat style has been seen on countless celebs lately, including Blake, and what’s not to like? It’s an on-trend piece, but it feels like stepping out of the house wearing your favorite blanket. You don’t have to shell out $1,350 for Blake’s version (by designer Lindsey Thornburg) either. Stay equally cozy—and chic—on your walk to class for a fraction of the price with our favorite collegiette budget-friendly blanket coat picks below!
1. English Nights Cape ($98 at Nasty Gal)
Want Blake's exact look? Try this plaid version of her rosy red cloak. The pop of red adds a bit of fun to a dreary winter day, and the plaid is both on-trend and festive for the upcoming holiday season. Try it with an all black look like Blake’s to allow the statement-making color to stand out.
2. Two-Tone Poncho ($59.90 at Zara)
Looking for something less heavy? We like the blanket look and feel of this Zara poncho. It’s lighter than Blake’s version, but it looks great layered over a sweater, blazer or even another jacket!
3. River Island Plaid Faux Fur Trim Cape ($66.33 at ASOS)
The black plaid and fur collar of this blanket cape equal instant effortless chic when added to any outfit. Pair with your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans and a sweater and top with a beanie to achieve that cool, effortless model-off-duty look.
4. Agnes Faux Fur Cape ($52 at Boohoo)
Take the coziness of a blanket coat to the next level by adding another fall trend: Fur. We love the understated minimalist look of this structured cape coat. Pair it with a neutral-colored blouse and your favorite pair of black skinnies for a look that is simple and chic.
Will you give Blake’s cape coat look a try collegiettes? Tell us how you’d wear this celeb-approved look in the comments!