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Cape.Hoodie c/o Tricia Tanaka with own GNW snow leopard cardigan worn as top, printed tights (gift from colleague), Oliveo leather shorts

Tricia Tanaka Cape Hoodie Review introduces this upcoming grassroot designer and her cape hoodie. Read what a well-informed fashionista should know about this designer and her new garment.

  1. What Is a Cape Hoodie and Who Is Tricia Tanaka?
  2. Why Was I Intrigued and Excited?
  3. Who Will Love this Garment?
  4. A Cape Hoodie…A Versatile Garment that Can Be a Staple in Every Wardrobe
  5. Tricia Tanaka Cape Hoodie Review In a Nutshell


Disclosure: The Cape.Hoodie is a sample from Tricia Tanaka. The post is not endorsed by her. I wrote it entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.


What Is a Cape.Hoodie and Who Is Tricia Tanaka?

No, this post is not about the tenth episode of the third season of the American drama TV series Lost. On the contrary, it’s all about fashion and style, a very talented, fashion-forward boss girl, and a review of the said Cape.Hoodie.

Tricia Tanaka is a grassroot designer out of Los Angeles. She recently had started a Kickstarter campaign that was overwhelmingly successful because she designed a brand new clothing item.

When she approached me to introduce her Cape.Hoodie, I was immediately intrigued by this cool, cute, unique statement piece – think of it as a sweater shirt with hood merged with the cut of a cape coat. Sounds interesting, right? And yes, it looks great (see photos below).


 style blogger in grassroot designer Tricia Tanaka cape.hoodie with orange skirt, T-shirt, loe tights and slouchy boots
Cape.Hoodie c/o Tricia Tanaka with own Max Mara skirt, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Vince Camuto boots, GNW tight, Paloma Picasso Max Mara skirt belt, and college Tee.



Why Was I Intrigued and Excited?

Four reasons:

  1. It matches my personal style as it’s a classic with a twist. This asymmetric hoodie is long in the back, which adds a dramatic touch to the mix of an athleisure hooded cardigan and classic cape coat.
  2. It looked like it would be flattering on any body shape. The length in the back is a super benefit for us over 40 who want to cover their bum and/or love handle. Determine your body shape.
  3. I like to feature new ideas in fashion and girl bosses/entrepreneurs like this grassroot designer.
  4. It is a brand new garment that is for every BODY at any AGE! Ageless style so to speak.



A Cape Hoodie…A Versatile Garment that Can Be a Staple in Every Wardrobe

This garment has the potential to be the most versatile staple in my wardrobe. It well works with a dress, skirt, jeans or leggings. And, I can belt it when I want. It is a perfect coverup for summer when the air chills down in the evening, no matter whether you dress for an outdoor concert, sitting on the deck, exploring a new town, or strolling along the beach with your significant other. It is also perfect for traveling as it folds up small and it is wrinkle free.


fashion blogger in cape hoodie with skirt, boots and tee
Side view of cape hoodie to show the cape-like cut


details of the designer cardigan mix of cape and hoodie
Cape hoodie details

TriciaTanaka's hooded cape cardigan with a Tee, skirt, leo tights and suede boots



I love the incredible movement – it reminds me of a vintage swing coat. Perfect classic with a twist. Right my personal style. <3


Holy Batman! What is it? It is a Cape Hoodie! #TriciaTanaka #designer2know Click To Tweet


Nicole in Tricia Tanaka cape cardigan styled with a Tee and skirt for Casual Friday
Showing off the widths of the cardigan


This beautiful clothing comes in Black, Charcoal, Navy, Olive Green and Oatmeal in sizes S to XL. Made in Los Angeles. It is made of a durable plush French terry, which is a polyester/spandex. To my experience, this kind of fabric  looks beautiful wash after wash.


midlife women in long cardigan over skirt with tights and slouchy boots
Cardigan closed


Who Will Love this Garment?

The genius cut flatters all body types, all ages and goes with so many styles. This garment is a Must-have for everyone who loves to wear the  athleisure trend. Women who want a unique designer statement piece that covers body flaws will love this hooded cape too. It’s also a great statement piece for those who want relaxed, comfortable clothes that look stylish. When you want a versatile cardigan that works from 9-to-5, to the gym, to brunch, on travel, for fun-and-play and the weekend, you won’t have to look any further. Like the designer said

It is perfect for the lifestyle of active women that are looking for versatility. - Tricia Tanaka #quote Click To Tweet


cape hoodie with skirt, T-shirt, leo print tights, suede boots and belt
Cape.hoodie worn open with Vince Camuto boots, GNW tights, Max Mara skirt, college Tee. Hermes collier de chien bangle, topaz earrings, necklace and bracelet




midlife blogger in all neutral color outfit with wing like cardigan
Showing the width of the cape


Nicole playing with the cape of her hooded cardigan
Back view to show hood


Nicole of High Latitude style in a weekend look with shorts, snow leo top, belt and cape.hoodie designer by #TriciaTanaka
Outfit details: Cape.Hoodie c/o Tricia Tanaka with own GNW snow leopard cardigan worn as top, Puma sneakers, printed tights (gift from colleague), Oliveo leather shorts, layering top, DIY statement necklace, DIY bangle and statement snake tail buckle belt


This Tricia Tanaka Cape.Hoodie can be dressed up or down as you need it.  So far I styled it for the office and weekend. I can recommend this product without reservation to all my friends. You can buy it online at Tricia Tanaka Clothing. They are offering the Kickstarter Promotional rate  of  $59 (regular price $69) during the Pre-Order phase.


Tricia Tanaka Cape Hoodie Review In a Nutshell

Tricia Tanaka designed a comfortable, relaxed, playful, unique and stylish piece of clothing that is versatile to style (see photos). This fusion of a classic cardigan-cape and hoodie has a contemporary edge and it is a great, affordable designer statement garment that works with any personal style for every body at any age. Order your cape.hoodie now.

With a #TriciaTanaka Cape Hoodie you can feel magical, anonymous, sporty, edgy, elegant and sometimes like a super hero! #grassrootdesigner Click To Tweet


Photos: G. Kramm

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