Easy Way To Upgrade Your Flares: Statement Boots + A Modern Cape

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Three major fall fashion trends in one look?  Maybe this combo of embroidered statement boots, flare jeans and a modern cape should more aptly be titled, “Not As Crazy As it Sounds”? To be honest, it took some convincing from Shana and the rest of the ladies as it’s a few steps outside my comfort zone but once the proportions were right, it worked.

This cape comes in regular sizes, not petite, so I was concerned it would be a bit overwhelming with all that fabric, but the drape wins, plus the oversized jacket look is in for fall. It’s surprisingly easy to wear and I like that the zipper makes it flexible. The dramatic leg on the flares really works with the draped sides of the cape/poncho – everything balances out. Shana also suggested wearing a mini dress under it and over the flares if you’re braver than me. (Would look amazing on taller ladies!)

The icing on the outfit? The tall (yet walkable thanks to a block heel!) embroidered statement booties. I tried to get a good pic in the sun so you could appreciate the sparkle factor. They didn’t feel like “too much” for daytime but they’d really shine at night, no pun intended.

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outfit details

cape: Treasure & Bond Canvas Cape – One size but will work well for lots of body types, including maternity & postpartum since it’s so forgiving. A great fall layer over a sweater (or tee, since summer didn’t get the memo that it’s over?). Also in blue denim, gets great reviews.

flare jeans: Paige ‘Bell Canyon’ High Rise Flares – I’m wearing the petite high rise flares (non-ripped version, better for cool weather!) which is a 31-inch inseam (it’s still super-long on me by a few inches). The regular version is 35.5 inch inseam so perfect for leggy ladies! I love the fit of Paige jeans but wanted a higher rise than the Verdugo skinnies. These are the perfect rise to hold everything in but not dig in when you sit down. I felt like my legs were a lot longer than they actually are!

statement boots: Steve Madden Goldie Women’s Boot – Surprisingly comfortable for a non-heels wearer and so incredibly pretty. Imagine with velvet jeans & a cashmere sweater for the holidays! True to size.

sunglasses: Kate Spade ‘Kandi’ Sunglasses – Love these Kate Spade sunnies, also love that they’re almost 70% off!

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Have you tried any fall trends that are outside your comfort zone? We’d love to see pics – tag us on instagram @themomedit!

xo,
Amanda

You can also see what I’m up to on instagram @amandarwrites to see my fave flash sale finds, home picks and of course, whatever trouble my little gingers can rustle up!

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16 Comments

  1. Umm. You look freakin’ amazing!! Those jeans are incredibly flattering on you. I’ve got a pair of Frame flares ( which I like but don’t love love). I might have to look at Paige. Thanks for the post!

  2. OMG! I LOVE this outfit!! The modern cape rocks, and I probably would not gravitate to it while shopping – so thank you for highlighting it for us. It looks awesome with the black long-sleeve shirt. I’m not sure I would have thought to pair statement boots with the “cape”, but I love it!! Im looking for the perfect floral statement boots for the fall, and I have been eyeing the Anthro floral boots. I’m still trying to decide if I want a little “louder” boot.

    • You guys are making me blush today with all the kind words!
      I went “safe” with the black shirt but I think stripes or a patterned long-sleeve tee would be super cute too.
      I’m all in favor of “loud” if it goes with enough outfits in your closet! The monochromatic ones would be easier to incorporate; either way they’ll look great. Send us pics!

    • Amanda Rogers on

      Thanks! OOH I didn’t see those Rebecca Minkoff boots! Love love love them in both the black suede and the gray velvet. Send us pics of what you’re pairing them with!

      • I got them and am disappointed! They are just not very modern looking, a bit on the dowdy side. The shaft needs to be an inch or two higher and the heel is too square. It’s just… not what I was expecting, not as sophisticated looking. I was so hopeful! I’ll stick with the black suede Free People ones Shana posted last year.

    • Amanda Rogers on

      Thanks, Meg! I thought it would be harder to walk the line between incorporating trends into my typical style vs being too “costumey”, but these pieces are just really wearable

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