One is a minimalist, camel-coloured wool cape, hot off the Alexander Wang catwalk. The other is also a minimalist, camel-coloured wool cape, this time hot off the high street at Zara.
With its clean, simple lines and luxe fabric, the Zara version is runway-worthy, but at a fraction of the designer price - £99, in fact. I love its cafe au lait colour, but if it's too pale a shade of camel for you, it also comes in rich toffee and black.
Now, there's something about a tailored cape that is refined and elegant, so much so I have to up the ante a little and dress like a lady. Hence, the M&S T-bars and a smart styling trick with my Gap skinny belt (it's been an invaluable buy!).
I have to say, this Zara cape is, hands-down, my favourite purchase of the season. It makes my previous cape choices pale into insignificance (sorry, H&M cape).
It's so true that what you wear affects how you feel. And this makes me feel sophisticated and oh-so chic. Below, I've wearing it sans belt and my almost-Céline vintage bag.