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Ever wanted to try to rock a cape even though you weren't exactly
sure how to pull it off? Now's your chance! Follow fashion's cool kids (aka Olivia Palermo
, Jenna Lyons
, Ashley Madekwe
, and Victoria Beckham
) lead—they've been busy keeping warm by cleverly wearing their coats as makeshift capes. Whether it's a thin tweed jacket, leather moto, or a knee-length wool overcoat, why bother actually putting your arms into sleeves when you can just lazily sling the whole thing over your shoulders?
Granted we've seen this trend before
, but it seems to be rapidly approaching fever pitch this fall. Everyone, from celebrities, to fashion editors, to style bloggers, to the girl-next-door, is currently 'coat-slinging.' And while we're not entirely sure how and if a shoulder-draped coat actually stays put when it counts the most (brrrrrr
!), this simple styling trick certainly makes for a seriously fashionable photo opp.