As I've mentioned a time or ten, one of the fun things about wearing vintage is that sometimes, the vintage finds you. Such was the case with this enormous 1960s cape, which came to me by way of a woman who occasionally sings with us on Sunday mornings.  She it had come into her hands by way of a family member, and since she already had a camel-colored cape of her own she immediately thought of me.

1960s-inspired outfit with a leopard print sweater, skinny jeans, and a vintage camel cape

I've been having a blast wearing it and styling it for the last few weeks.  I don't have a ton of things that go with it (browns are not my favorite) but it works really well with jeans for a sort of '60s look that's a little more casual while still looking "vintage-y".  Plus, a cape is really just a socially acceptable blanket with armholes.  And sometimes that's what you want to wear.



1960s-inspired outfit with a leopard print sweater, skinny jeans, and a vintage camel cape

 I couldn't decide which pictures I liked best (capes are FUN) so I picked quite a few for this post.  I'll definitely have to find a few more ways to wear this piece before it gets too warm for heavy wool jackets for another year.

1960s-inspired outfit with a leopard print sweater, skinny jeans, and a vintage camel cape





1960s-inspired outfit with a leopard print sweater, skinny jeans, and a vintage camel cape




Skinny jeans, a leopard print sweater, pumps, and a bouffant hairdo for a modern-does-60s twist


Leopard print sweater and a messy bouffant hairdo



Leopard print sweater and a messy  boufant hairdo


Detail of the large rose-shaped buttons and slash pockets on the camel cape



Detail of the cape collar and armholes


1960s-inspired outfit with a leopard print sweater, skinny jeans, and a vintage camel cape





1960s-inspired outfit with a leopard print sweater, skinny jeans, and a vintage camel cape

1960s cape: Gift from a parishoner and sometime singer
Leopard print sweater: Target kids' section
Gold sparkly belt: Target
Gold confetti lucite earrings: Antiques shop in Wisconsin
 Black chiffon scarf: Thrifted
Grey skinny jeans: Imogene + Willie Elizabeths
Black pumps: Goodwill