Call it what you like; a blanket wrap, poncho, scarf wrap, ruana or cape – I’m declaring the wrap, a must-have, for this fall/winter season!
You all know I love the Boden Helena Cape – featured earlier this season, on AskSuzanneBell. For more Boden Picks, click over to this post, HERE.
I have yet to review it, as mine is on a pretty slow boat, en route from London (not like I could be wearing it yet anyway). Once it arrives on my door step, I will be sure to shoot a review your way. It’s already getting great reviews, you can read ’em, HERE.
The wrap style I’m referring to, has NO ARMHOLES. I like wraps with armholes as well, but they are not quite as versatile, when it comes to styling them up. If you try belting a wrap, with built in kimono type arms, you will find it difficult to raise your arm or even drive your car for that matter ( yes, I tested this out already).
Boden did a fantastic job showing how versatile this seasons wrap can be:
What I Look For
When shopping for a wrap, I look for one that is longer in the back as well as in the front. A longer length, allows me to:
a) wear it open, with one side tossed over the shoulder.
b)belt the front ONLY, and leave the back to flow like a cape.
c) belt the entire wrap; back and front and wear it like a cardigan.
d) as a cape, open on both sides.
It’s important to me, that the wrap be not TOO thick. Many of the blanket wraps of FW 2014 – I own one from TopShop, were very warm and cozy, but were a challenge to belt. And when I tried to belt it, I felt like a stuffed sausage.
For a chic daytime look, simply throw a beautiful wrap over a tee or turtleneck (another must-have this season), and a pair of jeans. Add a pendant, some boots or booties and a bag – out the door you go!