Autumn is the time of year that I most love to dress for. Whether it’s cozy sweaters or chic suede ankle boots, I’m in all on fall fashion, even if I no longer live somewhere that actually has a proper fall season. 😂 As with all seasonal dressing though, I’m a fan of the capsule wardrobe. It’s my goal these days to invest only in high quality, timeless items that I’ll be able to have in my wardrobe for years and years, hopefully a lifetime.
I put together an example of a fall capsule wardrobe with just 10 items that can be mixed and matched into many different looks, as well as five of the many ways you can style them. I picked three tops: a cream turtleneck, black cashmere, and Breton stripe top. Three bottoms: black jeans, blue jeans, and trousers (in this case, a pair of statement plaid trousers that feel very autumnal). Two pieces of outerwear: a classic trench and denim jacket. Then, two pairs of shoes: black leather slip-on loafers and suede ankle boots.
For practical purposes, substitute in what you have in your wardrobe currently that’s similar to these items and if you need to invest, make it a goal to buy one really great item each season to fill in the gaps. For the sweaters, you really don’t even need to spend that much because Everlane has wonderful cashmere and wool pieces for great prices. I’d recommend splurging on the trench and the jeans here because you want them to last, to fit beautifully, and to look high quality.
Three tops // Cream turtleneck, black cashmere sweater, and Breton striped top.
Three bottoms // Black jeans, blue jeans, and trousers.
Two outerwear // Camel trench coat, denim jacket.
Two shoes // Black slip-on loafers, ankle boots.
OUTFIT 1 // cream sweater + plaid trousers + ankle boots
OUTFIT 2 // black sweater + blue jeans + loafers + coat
OUTFIT 3 // striped top + denim jacket + black jeans + ankle boots
OUTFIT 4 // cream sweater + black jeans + loafers + coat
OUTFIT 5 // striped shirt + blue jeans + coat + loafers