Coats & Jackets

Update: This post has been updated on September 13, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Whatever you want to call this piece of clothing – a blanket, a jacket, a cape or a poncho, there’s no denying that Burberry Prorsum’s check wool and cashmere cape from the Fall 2014 show has been declared the latest must-have item for fall and winter. The popularity of this new cape trend is mostly owed to stylish celebs and It girls like Olivia Palermo, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Sarah Jessica Parker who have all been spotted being cosily wrapped in their monogrammed Burberry blanket capes out and about to fight off the chilly weather. If you love the blanket cape trend, but can’t casually drop $1,395 (not that you could anyway since the Burberry cape is already sold out everywhere), keep on reading to find a few budget-frienldy alternatives.

Burberry Prorsum Check Wool and Cashmere-Blend Cape

Burberry Prorsum Check Wool and Cashmere-Blend Cape
($1.395, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities Love Burberry Prorsum

Celebs such as Olivia Palermo, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cara Delevingne have all been spotted wearing a Burberry Prorsum Check Wool and Cashmere-Blend Cape.

Olivia Palermo, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cara Delevingne wearing a Burberry Prorsum Check Wool and Cashmere-Blend Cape

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Apt. 9 Woven Whip-Stitched Colorblock Ruana

Update (09/13/2016): Stumbled upon this Burberry inspired colorblock poncho by Apt. 9 at Kohl’s today. Currently on sale for $40.60!

Apt. 9 Woven Whip-Stitched Colorblock Ruana

Apt. 9 Woven Whip-Stitched Colorblock Ruana
($40.60, Kohl’s)

Mixit Colorblock Ruana Wrap

Update (12/11/2015): Found another fab Burberry cape alternative! This one’s by Mixit and it’s currently on sale for a very budget-friendly $30.

Mixit Colorblock Ruana Wrap (Burberry dupe)

Mixit Colorblock Ruana Wrap
($30, JCPenney)

Necessary Clothing Pumpkin Spice Poncho

Update (10/07/2015): Found this cute Burberry inspired colorblock poncho at Necessary Clothing today. Love the look and love the price!

Necessary Clothing Pumpkin Spice Poncho

Necessary Clothing Pumpkin Spice Poncho
($39.99, Necessary Clothing)

Express Color Block Blanket Cover-Up

Update (10/07/2015): Spotted yet another Burberry inspired cape! This one’s by Express and it costs $35.94.

Express Color Block Blanket Cover-Up (Burberry inspired)

Express Color Block Blanket Cover-Up
($35.94, Express)

Forever 21 Square-Patterned Open-Front Poncho

Update (10/07/2015): And here’s yet another one from Forever 21. I really like the colors on this one!

Forever 21 Square-Patterned Open-Front Poncho

Forever 21 Square-Patterned Open-Front Poncho
($20.99, Forever 21)

RD Style Colorblock Poncho

Update (10/07/2015): Also discovered this colorblocked poncho by RD Style which instantly reminded me of the Burberry cape above.

RD Style Colorblock Poncho

RD Style Colorblock Poncho
($74.95, Nordstrom Rack)

Forever 21 Block-Patterned Shawl

Update (08/26/2015): Forever 21 might call this a shawl, but I call it a poncho. One that looks familiarly similar to the Burberry version above. On F21’s costs only $32.90.

Forever 21 Block-Patterned Shawl Poncho in camel multi

Forever 21 Block-Patterned Shawl
($32.90, Forever 21)

SheIn Asymmetric Wool Blend Cape

Let’s start with my favorite steal option which is this wool blend cape by SheIn. It’s the most similar to the Burberry original, plus it’s currently on sale for a very wallet-friendly $33.80!

SheInside Asymmetric Wool Blend Cape

SheInside Asymmetric Wool Blend Cape
($33.80, SheIn)

Choies Multicolor Poncho Cape Coat

Another noteworthy alternative is this cape coat from Choies. Similar design and a nice price tag! Steal deal alert!

Choies Multicolor Poncho Cape Coat

Choies Multicolor Poncho Cape Coat
($36.99, Choies)

Jessica Buurman DEIDRE Color Block Poncho Blanket Coat

Deal: Free worldwide shipping on all orders! Use promo code XOXOJESS get 10% off!

If you’re ready to invest a little into your new must-have cape, then this blanket coat from Jessica Buurman might be the right choice for you. It’s the most expensive option at $115, but it’s also very similar to the original Burberry Prorsum cape, plus Jessica Buurman is known for selling high-quality designer-inspired items, so the investment might pay off eventually.

Jessica Buurman "DEIDRE" Color Block Poncho Blanket Coat (Burberry Prorsum inspired)

Jessica Buurman “DEIDRE” Color Block Poncho Blanket Coat
($115, Jessica Buurman)

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I have a new favorite trend for the remainder of fall and coming winter: emerald green velvet as seen at Cushnie Et Ochs‘ F/W 2015 runway show (I simply adore the matchy-matchy head-to-toe velvet look here!). There’s just something so hypnotic about this deeply rich color and sensual material mix that makes it absolutely irresistible to me! Emerald green velvet looks so luxurious, so mysterious, so noble. Luckily, a couple of fashion chains picked up on this bold trend and incorporated it into their fall/winter collections, most notably Topshop and H&M which both have an extensive selection of (emerald) velvet pieces available at the moment (check out Topshop here and H&M here). Below I’ve selected my favorite emerald velvet picks which are both fashionable and affordable. Set off your green velvet look with bold gold jewelry, a black faux fur vest or, if you really want to make a statement with your outfit, just add some glitter.

Runway Trend - Cushnie Et Ochs Fall 2015 Emerald Green Velvet

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Image source(s): Cushnie Et Ochs, H&M, Topshop

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Update: This post has been updated on August 3, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

I think it has become clear why celebs absolutely adore the essential trench, and after all who can blame them? As a vital wardrobe must, this trench coat by Burberry is the ultimate classical statement with a contemporary twist. The silhouette is very flattering, framing the body and accentuating (and concealing) all the right places. Featuring leather piping, this adds a modern flair and truly brings a swanky feel to this highly coveted item. Though the price tag is quite steep, the steal below speaks for itself!

Burberry London Leather Piped Belted Gabardine Trench in honey

Burberry London Leather Piped Belted Gabardine Trench
($1.895, Burberry)

Warehouse Pipe Detail Mac

Update (08/03/2015): Just discovered this lovely piped trench coat at Warehouse and thought it would be a nice look for less alternative to the Burberry trench above.

Warehouse Pipe Detail Mac in stone beige

Warehouse Pipe Detail Macls
($151, Warehouse)

Anne Klein Piped Trench Coat

Update (02/23/2014): Stumbled upon this piped trench at Anne Klein today and it instantly reminded me of the Burberry one above. Price: $149.

Anne Klein Piped Trench Coat in stone

Anne Klein Piped Trench Coatamazon
($149, Amazon)

MANGO Contrast Trimming Trench

Update (11/14/2012): And here’s another great Burberry for less piped trench coat option by MANGO. What do you think?

MANGO Contrast Trimming Trench in beige (Burberry London knockoff)

Mango Contrast Trimming Trench
($129.99, MANGO)

Also available at MANGO (UK)ls.

Warehouse Piped Trench

Update (08/02/2012): Check out this fabulous Warehouse trench coat I found on ASOS today. So similar to the Burberry trench, isn’t it? Love this one!

Warehouse Piped Trench in camel (Burberry dupe)

Warehouse Piped Trench
($140.85, ASOS)

Wallis Tipped Belted Trench

Wallis is currently having a sale on this an amazing Tipped Belt Trench priced for only $88! As trench coat season is soon approaching, this one would definitely serve as a great transition piece plus make a staple in your closet. Also, if you’re against wearing leather, this may be a great alternative to the Burberry trench as it highlights a similar style without the leather piping.

Wallis Tipped Belted Trench in stone (Burberry Gabardine knockoff)

Wallis Tipped Belted Trench
($88, Wallis)

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Budget Look – Blue Crush by Halogen

by Irina on April 28, 2015

Alright, I’ll admit it: I will officially love cobalt blue and stripes until the day I die! There’s just no way I could ever let go of these two personal faves of mine. When I recently browsed through Nordstrom’s newest arrivals the cobalt blue hobo bag and pants by Halogen instantly caught my eye and before I knew it I was already imagining an outfit around those items with stripes being a major part of this look, of course. Well, you know what they say: “If you can’t beat them, join them.” – which is exactly what I did. What do you think of my blue crush outfit?

Budget Look - Blue Crush by Halogen

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Image source(s): Nordstrom

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Who could not love Nikki Reed‘s outfit here? A cool leather jacket, red lips and matching heels, a striped shirt paired with skinny jeans and big black shades – isn’t that a look pretty much every woman would approve (and one that would make almost every woman look good in)? It’s equally cool and casual, but also dressed up thanks to the heels and red lips and a little badass, too. Below is our budget-friendly take on Nikki Reed’s fabulous outfit. Do you like it?

Nikki Reed’s Cool Leather Jacket & Red Suede Heels Look 4 Less

Celebrity Look 4 Less - Nikki Reed's All Saints Leather Jacket & Red Manolos

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Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who? Nikki Reed
Where? Out & About in Los Angeles, California
When? September 10, 2014
What? All Saints Conroy Leather Biker Jacket ($650), Blank Denim Two Tone Skinny Jeanscj ($98), Manolo Blahnik BB Suede 105mm Pumpsls ($595)

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