2. Pick Patterns Carefully

That’s not to say that capes should be plain – they definitely don’t have to be. Be careful about which patterns you do pick, though. Katy Perry chose a dramatic matching floral print cape and dress from Dolce & Gabanna and ended up looking more toilet-roll-holder than style-setter. She pulled off the strangely regal and quirkly look, but it’s probably easier to avoid matching big prints.