A CAPE OR PONCHO Think it takes a special person to pull off a cape? Well, this might be the season to try it. “Let’s be honest, a cape or poncho are chic in a woman’s wardrobe,’’ Downing says. Michael Kors, Halston Heritage, and Giorgio Armani are just a few of those who’ve come out with traditional, regal-looking capes this season. If you want to try something a little different, look for Juicy Couture’s cropped houndstooth cape or Wink’s Carly cape (pictured, $297, at Flock, 274 Shawmut Ave., South End).