As the cold sets in, it's time to start thinking about wrapping up more warmly to save your extremities from frostbite.  While the cape has been appearing on the UK high street since last Autumn / Winter, it's one of those trends that hasn't quite taken hold.  This may be set to change, with the fabulous Natalie Portman recently hitting the red carpet in London, staving off the chills with a lovely grey woolen cape.  To help you find your perfect match, we've scoured the high street for the best picks.  To get her look, keep reading after the cut...

The trenchcoat has certainly become a staple item over the past few years, so this trench-styled cape would make an excellent addition to your wardrobe.  A similar one, paraded on The Clothes Show recently, was touted as a definite 'it' item - it's from Marks & Spencer for £39.50.   Our second pick was this classic, double-breasted funnel-necked cape, also from M&S, at a slightly more expensive £79.  Pair with bright colour for some fun contrast.

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This cinch-waist, wool-mix cape from Warehouse for £70 will certainly keep you warm; or try the houndstooth take on the trend, £60 from ASOS.  If you love the look, but prefer something a little more casual, this cable-knit cape from Per Una would be perfect, and is a reasonable £35 from M&S.  Spend your days wishing you were Little Red Riding Hood?  Well, why not be Little Black Riding Cape instead, with this funky take on the trend by Marion Hanania, £79 from La Redoute.  Finally, be the belle of the ball with this fabulous asymmetrical, funnel-collared navy cape - just £59 from Additions Direct.