Growing up, capes (often made out of towels or sheets) stood for superpowers, today they stand for style. There's just something very glamorous about throwing on a cape, and my favorite Pretty Little Liar Spencer (Troian Bellisario) is the perfect example for this:
In this still from an upcoming episode Spencer pairs a trench cape with boyfriend jeans and a simple tee. If the cape was a jacket, this outfit would be as blah as it gets, but it isn't all thanks to the poewer of the cape.
Here are some of my personal favorites:
Cooper & Stollbrand Trench Cape (this might actually be the one Troian is wearing, but I can't confirm it until I have a better picture)
A duffle coat inspired version from ASOS
Or how about this tweed cape from Jack Wills, if you're going for that classic Sherlock Holmes look.
Would your wear a cape?
Peace, Love, and Sparkles