This article will give you inspiration on how to freshen up your fall capsule wardrobe essentials
Fall is my favorite season. I love the changes in the foliage, the cooler weather, the sweaters, I could go on and on. The flavors and colors of this season light me up.
All that said, I want to give summer it’s full time in the sun. But, planning and shopping for your fall wardrobe is on the horizon. Doing so will save you time, money, and energy in the long run.
Premature planning justified.
Why should you freshen your fall capsule wardrobe essentials?
If you are back in the office, a capsule wardrobe is a great way to organize your closet and have you dressed and out the door in minutes each morning. Especially after a year of yoga pants and sweats.
If you’ve been thinking about starting a capsule wardrobe, begin by reading this article which outlines how to build your capsule wardrobe. You can also grab my freebie that walks you through how to do so providing samples and a checklist to get you going.
Once you have your 8 essential pieces in place, I recommend refreshing the additional garments or non-essential pieces, each season. You can do this with the clothes in your closet or you may need to add a piece or two so that your fall looks feel fresh and new. This keeps your capsule on trend or current, and it’s fun to revamp things every now and again.
Getting started on the refresh of your fall capsule wardrobe
The first step to a refresh is to choose your color palette for your fall capsule. I’m going with a burnt orange/reddish, olive, and navy. Below are two style boards with different garments you can use to add to your existing essential 8 pieces to make them feel new again. All the garments work together, even between the two boards.
Of course accessories, jewelry, scarves, and bags can help punch up the color and freshness of your capsule wardrobe. These inexpensive items can make a big impact.
Fall Capsule Wardrobe Refresh Option 1
In my early career days, I loved sweater sets. They are so easy and a classic. This striped one is adorable and could be paired with jeans, skirts, casual pants, anything really. This burnt orange/red button-down puts an edgy twist on a classic shirt. Wear this green scarf with the shirt or sweater to tie in the green of this capsule. This linen sweater is so versatile and sophisticated. Wear it on its own, or over a button-down. The olive-colored pleated skirt is an elevated classic. This beautiful color is neutral yet makes a statement. The fun woven headband adds a punch of color, texture, and personality to any outfit and is an inexpensive way to change up a look. If you’re looking for a new silhouette in jeans this year, give these a try. High-waisted, wide-leg, with a slight crop, is a fun way to wear your denim. This pair won’t break the bank either. The vegan leather bag can be a clutch or a crossbody (comes with a strap), and the burnt orange suede shoes are a great neutral that add interest to any outfit.
This olive and striped sweater are the same style in different colors. The buttons on the back make these unique, but you can also wear the buttons in the front if you want a more traditional style. These green suede slides with the chain are a great fall staple, and the blue raffia earrings make these garments less dressy and more fun. The ruffled oxford is my favorite twist on a classic, and it would be darling with either the denim-colored pleated skirt or the red cotton one. This olive tote is a great work or gym bag. Throw this over your shoulder to complete your look.
How can I start with the clothes in my closet?
First, go into your closet and determine your color palette. Then pull everything in your closet that has these colors, can be worn in the fall season, and place those garments in the designated capsule wardrobe area of your closet. Do the same with your jewelry, scarves, and bags. Once you’ve done this you can see if you need to add anything and make a wish list. You can then shop at your leisure. You’ll have your color palette and list of items needed (or wanted, let’s be honest with ourselves here) so shopping should be focused and painless. I’ve even given you a head start with some places and items above.
Let me know in the comments how it goes, what you decide to get, and if you have any questions.
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