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Trend Spotting: Stolen from The Superhero, The Cape

If your best guy friend doesn't understand why you own harem pants--much less, why they're actually cool--you'll identify with Leandra Medine's hilarious blog, manrepeller.com. It's a diary of her unfailing devotion to high fashion, her willingness to try edgier looks, and...how her oufits are received by the opposite sex. We've asked her to blog for us all week on Lucky Right Now.

It's no big secret that capes have been among the most popular looks to surface this fall, and while they aren't the warmest of outerwear choices, the trend seems to be following us into the colder days of winter. Before we dissect this, it's important to note that capes date back beyond Batman's animated heyday. Elvis Presley, the King, rocked the cape. One of Man Repeller's most chronic offenders, Carrie Bradshaw, did too.

Image via kbcgeneration

Today though, we'll look to style blogs for cape-spiration in our united quest to showcase our inner Man Repellers.

Image via Fashionising

It all started in Paris during this past Fashion Week. And because this particular event in this particular city is basically the Olympics of Man Repelling, I wasn't at all surprised to see that Anna Selezneva was ahead of the curve, donning the shapeless silhouette months before the rest of us would.

Image via Late Afternoon by way of Because I'm Addicted

Liz of Late Afternoon wears a blogger favorite for autumn: the Zara camel cape. Side note: I will never understand why it is so difficult for style bloggers to just look into the camera. The jig is up -- we know you know you are being photographed. Either way, it's an outfit well done.

Image via Style Copycat

I adore this look, but then again, I'm a Man Repeller. The Navajo print on her cape complements the pattern on her T-shirt well.

Image via Sartorialist

Oh, Scott Schuman. You never fail to disappoint. Nothing heats my loins more than a trench cape ... except for a hat made of gloves! What are the chances that this woman has a man friend? I'm betting slim to none.

Image via Style Copycat

This should put to rest any speculations you may have had about a cape's power to repel the opposite sex. Note that this woman is getting street-style photographed while yet another street-style photographer is taking the shot we are looking at.Not even my guide to get street snapped could accomplish this. Kudos.

Personally, American Girl Doll Samantha is my favorite of the caped crusaders. Plaid-on-plaid and white fur wins copious repeller points in the look book of my life. So trendy. However, in the event that you need a more comprehensive and effective method to repel the next time you don your cape ...fear not, I've got you covered.

Image via Chuck Grant. Shoes, Chloe. Socks, Missoni. Pants, Opening Ceremony. Sweater, The Kooples. Cape, Zara.

...Literally! In a cape and trousers!
This is a recycled image from my own blog, but I thought it necessary to demonstrate just how successful a Mission Repel can be. Happy caping.

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