Fall Capsule Wardrobe: Shopping List

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After much deliberation, I think I’ve finally decided on the items that will form my fall capsule wardrobe. I’ve been editing this list for weeks and really thinking about how I’ll be able to wear and remix the items that I chose. I narrowed it down to 40 pieces (which includes clothing, shoes, and outerwear, but doesn’t include accessories, underwear, and loungewear). Once I have everything in my possession, I’d like to take pictures of each item to share here. In the meantime, I thought I’d let you guys know what’s on my shopping list.

– a trench coat. This trench from Uniqlo might just be the one.

– chelsea boots. I wanted these boots from Madewell so badly last season, but they are a bit pricy. I also like this version from Topshop, but it’s now out of stock (boo).

– black flats. I’m looking for a pair with an almond toe and a little extra detail. I really liked the design of this pair that I bought in spring, but they were just so uncomfortable that I had to let them go.

– a white tee. I need to replace mine and I like the essential v-neck tee from Gap.

– a graphic tee or sweatshirt. I already bought the maison des a.r.t.s sweatshirt from Madewell and I just love it.

– a burgundy sweater.

– a black cardigan.

– a gray cardigan (I’m eyeing this style at Uniqlo).

– a green army jacket. This has been on my list for several seasons and maybe this year I’ll find the one I’m looking for. Maybe it’s this one from Old Navy?

– a black skirt. I’m not sure yet if I want it to be pleated or full or a-line, but I like this Topshop skirt, this wrap skirt from Aritzia, and this zip skirt from Mango.

– a gray skirt.

– a faux-leather skirt.

– a gray dress. I like this classic style from Uniqlo.

– a black dress. This midi length LBD from Joe Fresh would be different for me, but I can picture a lot of different ways to style it.

– a grey-and-white striped tee.

– black slip-on sneakers. I’m completely a sneaker convert now. I love the texture on this version from Aeropostale and I’ve already added them to my closet.

If you have any suggestions or recommendations for these items, I’d love to hear them in the comments below. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Fall Capsule Wardrobe: The Inspiration

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Over the year, I’ve been slowly culling my wardrobe- getting rid of things I never wear and adding in more versatile pieces. I’ve been following the blog Into Mind for a little while now and I find her posts really helpful if you’re looking to streamline your closet. A few months ago, she mentioned the blog Un-Fancy, which I now read on a daily basis. Caroline creates a capsule wardrobe for each season with 37 items and shares daily outfits that she’s put together using these items. Her style is chic and achievable, which is what I love the most.

I’ve been thinking about doing my own capsule wardrobe and I’ve finally decided to put one together for fall. It’s my first time doing this and I’m not sure how it’s going to work out. My plan is to do a series of posts on this so later I can look back and see what worked and what didn’t. I often look into my closet and feel like I have nothing to wear, which is simply not true. On top of that, I know that I don’t really need as many clothes as I have because I end up wearing the items I really like over and over again.

I’m hoping this will be a good exercise for me. It might be hard for me to pick 37 items (or whatever number I decide on) and wear only those items, and it may be difficult to completely resist shopping during that period, or maybe it won’t be. I guess these are things that I’ll find out along the way!

My first task was to pull inspiration for this capsule wardrobe, so of course I turned to Pinterest. I noticed that the images that I was pinning featured a lot of black, leather, and knits and the vibe was simple and easygoing. I think that fits my style and my personality. As I get older, I’m drawn to classic pieces with a twist, clean lines and less fuss. Most of all, I want to be completely comfortable and still look polished.

Tell me: Have you ever tried creating a capsule wardrobe?

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