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fall capsule wardrobe
fall capsule wardrobe
Fall is amongst us, folks!
We can finally say goodbye to jeans suffocating our thighs, distressingly hot workouts, needing a shower immediately after a shower, and sleeping with an empty duvet cover.
I don’t think it’s any secret that fall is my favorite time of year. However, it’s also no secret that this year is different. See, the beginning of fall has historically been an exciting time for me because it is when we would get deep into planning our annual vacation to a far away land. Let’s all take a moment of silence to mourn the travels that never were this summer and that never will be this holiday season.
Okay, so I’ll be sticking close to home during the upcoming season, and any travel I end up doing won’t be to a far away land. When I travel far away from home, I like wearing the most comfortable clothes I can possibly find so I can enjoy the adventure without discomfort or frustration stemming from my outfit. Since I won’t be traveling, I’m taking this time to experiment with clothes that I otherwise wouldn’t. Maybe I can wear them out to dinner when restaurants reopen, or maybe I’ll just wear them to Costco. We’ll see what fall brings, I suppose.
Editor’s note: This is a rotating post. It is updated annually with new information.A mini capsule wardrobe for fall! Perfect pieces for wearing alone or adding to your all-year basics. Click To Tweet
What inspired this collection?
In honor of the uniqueness of 2020, I wanted to create a color palette that is different from any fall palette I’ve ever done. In keeping with the “natural tones” trend of 2020, I went for a palette based on shades of green and deep woodsy browns, giving the capsule a cool and mysterious vibe. Cognac is still one of my fall wardrobe staples, don’t worry!
Not gonna lie, I was probably influenced by Taylor Swift’s folklore album artwork in my selections this season. Who wouldn’t be?
This is how to use the fall capsule wardrobe ⇣
This collection can totally be used all on it’s own to create over 60 complete outfits! I would say it’s great for travel, but that may sound a bit insensitive in the current state of the world.
However, I enjoy using these mini-capsules as a way to add trends into my wardrobe without going overboard. Without limits, I’ll go rogue and buy all sorts of random items that don’t go together at all, leaving me with a huge pile of clothes and zero actual outfits. A mini capsule wardrobe is a great way to mindfully enjoy trends while still shopping intentionally so that the pieces you purchase can become a part of your long-term rotation because you honestly love them.
A rule of thumb: avoid purchasing trendy items that you wouldn’t wear in a few years time when the “trend” is over. Treat trends as inspiration to help you define your signature style.
Remember, it’s just a guide!
Take it as more of an inspirational spread than a literal “you must own these items” wardrobe. Pick and chose what you can see yourself wearing long-term!
Below each item, I’ve linked several alternatives that are at different price points, are each have their own unique style attributes.
A cream blouse is the fall-ified version of a basic tee. The puff sleeves are trending again this season, however they’ve actually been trending for the last several seasons, so I think they are here to stay.
Leather is another huge trend this year. Specifically, leather in different styles and colors than we’re used to. A leather shirt paired with a skirt can look high-fashion, or it can look edgy paired with jeans.
A flowy sweater that’s great for wearing alone as a top, or for layering with the collared shirts for a preppy style— another current trend.
I, for one, am totally over leather skinny pants. These leather trousers are a cool update and I think they will be what we imagine when we mention “classic leather pants” going forward.
A lace midi skirt is a gives a feminine aspect to this capsule wardrobe since many of the tops lean more toward the masculine side.
Think of faded black is as true black’s cooler younger sister. It brings a casual vibe to outfits that might otherwise look a bit too severe or stuffy.
I have been loving wide leg pants this year, and so I am excited to add a version that is on-trend for fall. Also awesome for when fall turns to winter because it is super easy and comfortable to layer leggings under these loose fitting trousers.
Outerwear & Extras
A good blazer is a given for fall. I still love my boyfriend blazers, but I’m also trying out a new cropped blazer this fall. I think it will balance perfectly with high-waisted looser fitting bottoms.
I always include a jumpsuit because it’s my version of an ideal “dress”. This deep teal color has been my absolute favorite lately, so much that I’m considering painting my kitchen cabinets this color.
Every year I get increasingly into the “grandpa sweater” style. It sounds awful, but I think it’s such a cute style and so cozy. This cardigan is like three trends in one— the woodsy brown, the balloon sleeves, and the grandpa charm.
I’m unsure where I first heard the term “shacket”, but that’s what this is. I like these because they are perfect for those in-between days when it’s too warm for a real jacket, but you still want a structured layering piece.
I chose these to wear like my default “fall ankle boots”. I love my boots, but I wanted something different that would add edginess and structured lines to a overall soft wardrobe.
I know, this shoe seems similar to the last one, but it’s really not. The snakeskin pattern and sleek silhouette is perfect for dressing up outfits without using heels. Because really, who wants to jump right back into heels after being barefoot or in slippers for the last 6 months?
Honestly, I never used to be a tote-carrying girl. I could always fit everything I needed into a small crossbody, and I didn’t want to be weighed down by a huge bag. Well, times are different now, and I’m carrying many more items in my bag than before. A beautiful carry-all is a welcome addition to my bag collection.
For an accessory, I wanted something light and dainty, since the overall style of this capsule is quite heavy.
60 OUTFITS — Pin them for later!
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That’s all for today!
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Till next time. ♥︎
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