This Fall, I’m trying something new! I wanted to create a fall capsule wardrobe. Now, for those not familiar with the term, it is essentially a selection of items that you can wear a ton of different ways and help serve as the basis for your wardrobe for a season or month. The great thing about the capsule wardrobe is that it is not only perfect for packing, but it also makes it super easy getting ready for the day! This fall capsule wardrobe was so fun to put together and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! First up, the key items that I included in my fall capsule wardrobe …
Fall Capsule Items
For my capsule, I picked 2 foundational shirts and 1 shirt with a pop of color. I tried to mix different styles, fabrics, & textures to help add interesting elements to every outfit. The foundational shirts I chose are a standard black Halogen Modal Tee (love this fabric!!) and my favorite white J. Crew Mock Neck Embroidered Blouse (that you also saw in my Fall Fashion Guide post). For this fall, I chose to arrange my capsule around a deep red color to match the fall leaves. This Red Vince Silk Shirt was ideal and the silk adds a dresser element to the mix.
Since it’s fall, it’s time to bring out the sweaters! Similar to shirts, I picked out 1 foundational/neutral color and then 1 with the red color I chose for my fun pop of color for this fall capsule wardrobe. This helps create balance and makes it easy to mix and match with the other pieces in the rest of the capsule. For this fall capsule, I choose this amazing white Boden Sweater (old, similar Eileen Fisher sweater here). This is perfect for layering, but also wearing alone with jeans. For my pop of color, I chose this red 1901 bow sweater (how cute is the little bow!).
For my capsule, I picked 2 bottoms that go with everything and are staples. I choose these Black L’Agence Jeans and these AG High Waisted Jeans to be the perfect pants for this capsule. Both are super comfortable and look perfect with almost anything!
For dresses, I picked 1 more casual dress (in this case in my red color) and 1 more fancy dress. Since it’s still relatively warm some days in Cincinnati, I went for red linen dress (old, similar L’Academie Midi Dress here – you also saw in this post). This dress is perfect for layering with a jacket on top for cooler days as well! For a fancier dress, I went with a traditional ‘little black dress’ with this Madewell silk dress (old, similar Vince dress here).
Next up, the various layering pieces required for fall weather! For this capsule, I included my favorite Madewell Jean Jacket, and the smoothest Vince Leather Jacket. Both of these items I featured in my Fall Fashion Guide and are a staple this fall for me. They are perfect for cooler days and nights. I also included this amazing red Rag & Bone Blazer to add a pop of color into my layers.
Lastly, no look would be complete without amazing accessories! For this fall capsule wardrobe, I picked pieces that would be perfect to mix and match together. I choose for jewelry the amazing Gas Bijoux Pearl Bracelet and Dean Davidson Layered Necklace. Both of these pieces work together or separately. I also included a Rebecca Minkoff Silk Scarf (old, similar Celine Silk Scarf here) that works to wear around your neck, in your hair or on your wrist as a bracelet. For a fun pop of red, I also included a Kate Spade Bow Clutch (old, similar Red by Valentino Bow Clutch here)!
Fall Capsule Wardrobe Looks
I loved creating this first fall capsule wardrobe! It is a great way to get the most out of my closet by mixing & matching different options together for unique looks. I aimed for 20 capsule outfits and then allowed myself 10 extra days to play around with the other items in my wardrobe. These are my 20 capsule looks for fall …
#1 Standard All Black
Now that summer is over, it’s time to bring out the darker colors, and nothing says that more than this all black outfit. This is such a great, classic fall look!
#2 Perfect All Black Leather Outfit
I love this edgy look with the leather jacket and fun Leopard print heels! Leopard is the perfect fall neutral print that goes with everything, but I adore the print with all black to really make it pop!
#3 Preppy Casual
This is the perfect preppy outfit with the red blazer and these fun Leopard print heels! Such a perfect fall fashion look!
#4 Leather with a Pop of Red
#5 Casual Around Town Jacket
This is such a classic pairing for fall with a jean jacket. All black looks so great with the bright blue of the denim and I love the added red scarf to bring it all together!
#6 Perfect Mix & Match – Leather with Embroidery
Outfit Details:Vince Leather Jacket, White J. Crew Mock Neck Embroidered Blouse, Black L’Agence Jeans, Kate Spade Bow Clutch (old, similar Red by Valentino Bow Clutch here), and Michael Kors Black Flats
#7 Embroidered Every Day
#8 The Perfect Preppy Outfit
In case you haven’t realized yet, I adore this J. Crew Mock Neck Embroidered Blouse! It just looks amazing with every pairing! This preppy outfit is perfect for the office and for date nights around town.
#9 All American Standard
Inspired by the old denim ads, I love the fun embroidered top with this classic denim jacket!
#10 Preppy Outfit for Cooler Days
I love this preppy outfit for cooler fall days! This sweater paired with the blazer keeps me warm all day long (especially when the AC is still on).
#11 The Perfect White After Labor Day Outfit
Who says you can’t wear white after labor day? I love this Boden Sweater (old, similar Eileen Fisher sweater here) for a casual weekend outfit. It is so basic and easy to put together!
#12 Casual Neutrals
This neutral outfit is perfect for cooler days and is super casual to wear around town. I love the fun Leopard print with the neutral jacket and sweater.
#13 Effortlessly Chic
I adore this silk Vince shirt! It is perfect for a fall day and is so effortlessly chic!
#14 Back to Basics – Leather & Silk
I love mixing my Leather Jacket with different fabrics and I love this pairing with this fun red Vince Silk Shirt. The dark red looks amazing with the black leather and creates a fun contrast for fall.
#15 Casual Silk Outfit
#16 So Many Bows
You can never have enough bows in my opinion! This fun 1901 tie sweater paired with a silk scarf around my wrist is a great casual fall outfit!
#17 Bows & Leather
Throwing a leather jacket on top of look #16 is a great added layer for cooler weather and creates a totally different look! I love the more edgy feel paired with the more feminine bows.
#18 Casual Red Linen Dress
Since it is still hot in Cincinnati, this outfit is great to wear around during the day. Throwing the jean jacket on top helps transition the outfit into the cooler fall evening.
#19 LBD Casual Around Town
Everyone has a Little Black Dress in their closet and it’s a great addition to any capsule wardrobe. For fall, I love pairing the LBD with a jean jacket to wear during the day!
#20 LBD Date Night
Last but not least, the perfect Little Black Dress! The LBD is the perfect date night outfit and this Bow Clutch really completed the look for fall!