Your Guide to a Fall Capsule Wardrobe

Ahh, fall… A time for enjoying bonfires, visiting pumpkin patches, spooky movie marathons, and wearing all of your favorite fall capsule wardrobe essentials.

So what exactly is a capsule wardrobe? In short, it’s a collection of classic pieces that go together and are interchangeable. There are a ton of benefits to having one, including:

  1. Everything matches, which can save you time and extra stress when getting ready in the morning.
  2. It’s a great way to show off your signature style because each piece has been oh-so-carefully chosen.
  3. It helps you figure out the fits, colors, and sizes that work best for you – and we are SO for any wardrobe that continuously builds confidence.

Now, let’s dive into what your fall capsule wardrobe should consist of.

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Tops make great foundation pieces from which to build your outfits, especially since you’ll likely be layering from here. Therefore, your fall capsule wardrobe should include basic tees, a sleeveless bodysuit, a button-down, and a striped tee. Be sure to select tops in neutral shades such as black, white, gray, and navy that you can mix and match with other layers.

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Sweaters are essential for a fall capsule wardrobe and offer you the opportunity to choose pieces with interesting accents such as dramatic sleeves or pom-poms. When it comes to sweaters, it’s more about the color versus the style. You’ll want to make sure you have sweater options in camel, cream, black, white, and gray – plus a striped one. Remember, it’s all about making the entire wardrobe interchangeable.


Fall means a chill in the air which probably means you’ll need a jacket. Your fall capsule wardrobe should include pieces such as a nude trench coat, a few neutral blazers, one or two (or six!) cardigans, and one long coat in the color of your choosing.

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Now that we have our top half covered, let’s talk bottoms. You’ll want to make sure your fall capsule wardrobe includes wide-leg trousers, blue jeans, and a good pair of black leggings. As you build your wardrobe, you’ll discover what colors you’ll benefit from the most. Of course, the style is totally up to you. If wide-leg trousers aren’t your thing, opt for cropped pants if you feel they would better suit you.


Shoes you’ll need to complete your fall capsule wardrobe include the following: ankle boots, classic white sneakers, Dr. Martens, and slip-ons such as Vans.

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