Winter is officially the season of cool coats and the cape coat is no exception. They’re made in all types of fabrics and from blazer styled capes to trench cape coats, there’s one to suit every Chicista’s personal style. Although the cape coat can be somewhat impractical, it instantly makes your look complete and gives it a luxurious touch and can be worn many different ways.

The Fall 2013 runways were filled with capes, mostly in dark and nude colors. Designers like Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, and Victoria Beckham had capes from military style to blanket style capes so there was much to choose from. Celebrities like Mary Kate Olsen and Jessica Alba have taken to this trend as well as Chicistas in major cities like New York City and Stockholm.

The cape coat is definitely in the top 3 coats that every Chicista should own this winter and here we’ve given you 5 ways to wear it. Follow our tips and get inspired to look your best in this stylish coat.