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How to Build a Fall Capsule Wardrobe

September 12, 2023


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If you’ve been following along with us for any length of time, you may already know the drill. New season = new capsule wardrobe. Fall is officially in full swing here and Indiana and it’s safe to say I’m embracing sweater weather with open arms. In my humble opinion, fall fashion is the BEST type of fashion. From boots to cardigans to leggings, adorable jackets, etc, etc, I can’t get enough. Nothing screams cozy more than layers and fall is the prime time for doing just that. Add in a Caramel Apple Spice [spiked please] and some delicious smelling fall candles and well, time freeze please. If you’re new around these parts, you may be thinking “what the WHAT? a fall capsule wardrobe? girlfriend, speak English please.” I get it, this is all new territory for some. But have no fear, a fall capsule wardrobe explanation is here!

What is a Capsule Wardrobe?

If you aren’t familiar with what a capsule wardrobe is, I’ll quickly explain – a capsule wardrobe is where you take several pieces (15-20) that all work together within your wardrobe to interchange and get creative with. The point behind a capsule wardrobe is to minimize the number of items you have on hand while maximizing the number of ways you can wear each piece. From a creativity standpoint, it’s awesome – a capsule wardrobe will force you to be more intentional about making sure all items work together in multiple ways, which really will make you feel like you have a closet full of options with just a few pieces! This not only creates a lot less headache and time in the morning when deciding what to wear but also saves you money as well. I think we can agree that we like saving on all of the above.

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe

For this Fall Capsule Wardrobe, we went with an earth tone color scheme. You’ll notice classic fall tones that are neutral enough to mix and match, while also incorporating a few fun prints! Comfort is key, friends. This capsule was intended to fall on the more casual side, but we included several pieces that can be easily taken from work to play. Of course no wardrobe would be complete without accessories, so keep an eye out for those too! PS. if you’re traveling somewhere warm [I’m already jealous!], here’s a Spring Capsule Wardrobe to make packing a breeze! Less stress, more rum runners. Cheers, friend!

Build Your Capsule

Utility Jacket / Striped Tee / Printed Blouse / Blazer / Sweater Dress / White Button Up / Green Sweater / Rust Cardigan / Wide Leg Pants / Black Denim / Sneakers / Booties / Mules / Handbag

Styling the Pieces

The Utility Jacket [True to size, wearing Small]

The Oversized Blazer [True to size, wearing Small]

The Cardigan Sweater [True to size, wearing Small]

The Boyfriend Button Down [True to size, wearing Small]

The Boatneck Sweater [True to size, wearing Small]

The Printed Blouse [True to size, wearing Small]

The Striped Tee [True to size, wearing Small]

The Sweater Dress [Size up one, wearing Medium]

The Ankle Cropped Denim [size down one]

The Black Wash Denim [True to size]

The Wide Leg Chino Pants [True to size]

The Accessories

Handbag // Sneakers // Booties // Flats

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