The weather is all over the place at the moment meaning getting ready sends us in to a mild flap most days.
Though heavy winter coats can see you roasting after that swift walk to Tossed, the cape is temperature-perfect. Perennially chic, the styles are so varied - from Idaho to chicly tailored - that everyone can wear one.
We're big fans, though they're not the easiest piece to work into your wardrobe - or wear, literally, as you're arms are pretty restricted. Our favourite thing to do is embrace the femininity and wear them with midi or maxi dresses and ankle boots.
Cape coats and scarf blankets are big for the new season, making them more wearable with jeans and trousers.
It's a fashion favourite too, with Caroline de Maigret wearing a classic black one over a patterned midi dress at Paris Fashion Week for the perfect commute-to-cocktails outfit.