11/04/2011 12:07 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Cape Coats: The Stylelist 7 (PHOTOS)

When it comes to fall and winter dressing, the most crucial part of any ensemble is the outerwear. The parka, peacoat or toggle jacket will never fail to pull your look together and shield you from the cold, but this season why not up your chic factor with a cape? With so many modernly cool details on these sophisticated, swing shaped pieces, you really can't go wrong by styling yourself in a cape coat now, and through the blustery months to come.

Take a look at our seven favorite cape coats to bundle up in now.