As a native of New York City's Upper East Side, Leighton Meester's character on Gossip Girl always looks chic in her designer wardrobe. Here she's spotted on set in a Gryphon cape, wool skirt, mustard accessories, and the always classic pair of Mary Janes. We think this cape is a great way to spice up a look, and definitely has potential to dethrone your go-to fall peacoat.
If you have $675 to spare, head to Saks for Leighton’s olive Gryphon Sherlock Cape. Assuming you don’t though, check out this vintage 1960’s Sherlock Cape.
$110, Vintage Minded Maven
Capes aren’t just for adults, so stop by Madeit for a capelet for the wee one. These reversible capelets are handmade, so each one is unique!
$30, RUBY | & | SAM
If Little Red Riding Hood is your fashion muse, take a look at this free red cape project from BurdaStyle. Your look will be straight out of a Brothers Grimm tale.
If capes are a bit too "Once Upon a Time" for you, you can still emulate Leighton’s Upper East Side flair with a pair of Mary Janes. These classic blue ones are retro-ish and sassy.