When it comes to outerwear, less-bulky layers are perfect for our not-so-serious winters. With its effortlessly chic styling, the cape is a serious style option whose time has come. Something of a hybrid between coat and accessory, this functional and fashionable cape from TopShop is sure to keep you warm—without looking like you’re on your way to Comic-Con.  

SATURDAY: johnny steele Dog Park

Treat your pup to a dog-day afternoon in both style and comfort at Buffalo Bayou's state-of-the-art dog park. Throw on some skinnies with riding boots, a relaxed tee and of course your favorite shades. Topped off with a lightweight cape—complete with slits for arm freedom—you’ll have your four-legged friend fetching in no time.

Clockwise from top left: Mickey Mouse baseball tee, $14 at Forever 21; Prada PR 08RS 57 sunglasses, $300 at Sunglass Hut; Topshop colorblock geometric cape, $60 at Nordstrom; ‘Watch Hunger Stop’ oversized runway gold-tone watch, $295 at Michael Kors; Tory Burch ‘Marlene’ leather riding boots, $495 at Saks Fifth Avenue; Current/Elliott ‘Stiletto’ skinny in black book, $178 at Barneys New York; Marc by Marc Jacobs ‘New Q - Quilted Mini Natasha’ crossbody bag, $328 at Nordstrom.

SUNDAY: 'Monet and the seine' Exhibit at mfah

Hitting the MFAH for that can’t-miss Monet exhibit calls for a classy leisure look that won’t take too many eyes away from the artwork. For sleek Sunday style you can’t go wrong with leggings, chambray and a classic pair of booties. Paired with a wide-brimmed hat, pops of bling and a trendy cape, you’ll be the walking definition of casual sophistication.

Clockwise from top left: Topshop colorblock geometric cape, $60 at Nordstrom; Michael Kors pavé triangle stud earrings, $75 at Saks Fifth Avenue; Kate Spade seaport twist bangle, $87 at Kate Spade New York; Gap 1969 chambray one-pocket shirt, $60 at Gap; Michael Michael Kors ‘Sutton’ medium saffiano leather satchel in claret, $328 at Michael Kors; Jessica Simpson ‘Caufield’ booties, $100 at Macy’s; Lafayette 148 New York ‘Punto Milano’ knit leggings, $228 at Nordstrom; Wide brim wool fedora, $17 at Forever 21.

MONDAY: Dinner at Museum Park Cafe

And what would your work-life balance be without transitionally chic looks that take you from office-to-evening without a hitch? Think a day full of meetings in your darkest skinnies, a silk blouse and suede booties pulled together with a statement necklace, and of course the cape, followed swiftly by reservations at buzzy Museum Park Cafe. With a giant tote and your luxe layered look, your entrance will be nothing short of grand.

Clockwise from top left: ‘Laurele’ v-neckline blouse, $50 at Mango; Topshop colorblock geometric cape, $60 at Nordstrom; Alina & T handmade oversized chain link necklace, $42 at youngrepublic.com; ‘Eat Cake for Breakfast’ iPad folio, $85 at Kate Spade New York; Longchamp ‘Le Pliage’ large shoulder tote bag, $145 at Neiman Marcus; ‘Elvin’ ankle bootie in elephant grey suede, $195 at vincecamuto.com; AG legging jeans in delight, $168 at Anthropologie.

 

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