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


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.


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!

Shop Modern Capes & Flare Jeans


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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!


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  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!

    • 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.

    • 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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