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Ever wanted to try to rock a cape even though you weren't exactly sure how to pull it off? Now's your chance! Follow fashion's cool kids (aka Olivia Palermo, Jenna Lyons, Ashley Madekwe, and Victoria Beckham) lead—they've been busy keeping warm by cleverly wearing their coats as makeshift capes. Whether it's a thin tweed jacket, leather moto, or a knee-length wool overcoat, why bother actually putting your arms into sleeves when you can just lazily sling the whole thing over your shoulders?
Granted we've seen this trend before, but it seems to be rapidly approaching fever pitch this fall. Everyone, from celebrities, to fashion editors, to style bloggers, to the girl-next-door, is currently 'coat-slinging.' And while we're not entirely sure how and if a shoulder-draped coat actually stays put when it counts the most (brrrrrr!), this simple styling trick certainly makes for a seriously fashionable photo opp.