I’m all about capsule wardrobe pieces, and today I’ll be sharing my fall closet essentials.
The great thing about capsule wardrobe pieces is that you probably even have many of these things in your closet already!
Fall is my fave season of the year – from the fashion, to the milder weather, to the pumpkin spice lattes.
There are just so many great things about the fall season, even though it’s oh-so-short here in Toronto (one of the few sad things about life in Toronto).
Without further ado, here are my fall capsule wardrobe essentials!
What is a capsule wardrobe?
A capsule wardrobe is basically a collection of versatile and staple clothing pieces that you can mix and match with each other.
They include timeless pieces that won’t go out of style even 10 years from now!
Instead of buying an entire new wardrobe every season, why not invest in a capsule wardrobe that’ll last you for years, if not forever?
It’ll save you money in the long run, and it’ll cause less harm to the planet.
We all gotta do our part in helping fashion become more sustainable, my friends.
What items should be included in your capsule wardrobe?
Basic tops, bottoms, dresses, and shoes should be included in your capsule wardrobe.
These should be staple items in your wardrobe that can be mixed and matched together.
How do you build a capsule wardrobe on a budget?
You don’t have to shop at expensive stores in order to build a capsule wardrobe.
The key is to invest in high-quality and well-made pieces, and there are plenty of affordable brands that you can shop for your capsule wardrobe.
What are the benefits of having a capsule wardrobe?
Having a capsule wardrobe is beneficial for many reasons, including:
- Making it quicker to get dressed in the morning
- Saving you money in the long run
- Better for the planet
How to build a fall capsule wardrobe
I’ve separated this fall capsule wardrobe guide into a few different sections to make it easier:
Keep on reading to see my fall capsule essentials!
Fall capsule tops
Plain t-shirts go with pretty much any and every outfit all-year-round.
Black and white tees are an essential, but it’s also nice to have other neutral and coloured tees as well!
Knits are just so easy just to throw on with anything – they’re the perfect layering piece!
While I don’t work in a business casual setting, I love wearing button-up shirts.
They just look so chic, especially when paired with a good pair of jeans!
I absolutely adore plaid shirts during the fall season.
You can wear them as an outer layer, tie them around your waist, or layer them under denim or leather jackets.
I love this Lovers + Friends plaid shirt.
Fall capsule bottoms
Denim is always a good idea for any season, and you can’t go wrong with some classic blue jeans.
You can pair it with knit sweaters for a casual fall look!
Guess also makes incredibly high-quality denim that lasts forever, and I love these super-high mom jeans!
During the fall and winter seasons you’ll usually catch me wearing the same pair of high-waisted black skinnies every single day #noshame.
White pants are a year-round closet staple, and they’re a chic item to have in your closet for fall.
Wearing white pants with simple outfits like knit sweaters or turtlenecks can completely elevate it!
Topshop Jamie Jeans also come in white!
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve been more into midi skirts than mini skirts.
Pleated midi skirts are such a closet staple year-round – you can wear it with a simple crop top for summer or a knit sweater for fall!
I adore this faux leather midi skirt from cupcakes and cashmere.
Fall capsule dresses
For me, summer’s all about bouncy floral dresses, while fall’s all about sleek slip dresses.
I love wearing them with leather jackets or even bombers – it makes for a simple yet chic look.
Throw on sneakers like Adidas Ultra Boosts to make them more casual!
Sweater dresses are so easy to wear for fall – simply throw on a leather jacket and booties and you’re set!
Fall capsule outerwear
Sherpa-lined, fitted, oversized denim jackets – there are so many different kinds of fits.
I love layering them with plaid shirts and throwing beanies on during the fall!
The classic Levi’s Trucker Jacket is an essential if you love oversized fits.
You’ll pretty much catch me wearing the same exact leather moto jacket everyday during the fall.
It just gives any outfit you wear that classic cool-girl look.
Trench coats dress up any outfit and make you look a little more elegant.
Perfect if you’re going to nicer events or even if you want to look a little more professional!
This moto-style trench coat from Aves Les Filles is super cute.
Fall capsule footwear
Booties are the perfect everyday fall shoe, and they literally go with everything.
Black booties are an absolute must, but brown ones are also nice to have!
There are all kinds of classic black bootie styles you can go for, but my faves are chelsea boots and combat boots.
Over-the-knee boots make any outfit a little more fancier and a little more risqué.
One of my fave go-to fall outfits is a pair of black over-the-knee boots with an oversized top and leggings!
Fall capsule accessories
Beanies are one of my go-to items for the fall season.
They keep your head warm, and they can add a fun little pop of colour to your outfit.
Especially if you tend to navigate towards more dark colours during the colder months!
Wide brim hat
Wide brim hats are also super cute for fall – they can be worn all-year round, as well!
They just make any outfit look a little more interesting.
Essentials for your fall capsule wardrobe:
- Plain t-shirt
- Knit sweater
- Button-up shirt
- Plaid shirt
- Blue denim
- Black denim
- White pants
- Pleated skirt
- Slip dress
- Sweater dress
- Denim jacket
- Moto jacket
- Trench coat
- Over-the-knee boots
- Wide brim hat
Besides wardrobe pieces, I also love red and berry lipsticks for the fall season.
I have a blog post all about my fave MAC lipsticks for fall/winter!
You can find more of my fave products and items on my wishlist in my Amazon Shop.
If you’re looking to build the ultimate capsule wardrobe, check out my other posts:
- Winter capsule wardrobe
- Spring capsule wardrobe
- Summer capsule wardrobe
- Sweaters for your capsule wardrobe
- Holiday dresses for your capsule wardrobe
- Summer shoes for your capsule wardrobe
- Fall boots for your capsule wardrobe
If you’re looking for more sustainable fashion, you might like these posts:
- Sustainable fashion tips
- Wardrobe decluttering tips
- Toronto sustainable fashion brands
- Canadian sustainable fashion brands
- Canadian clothing rental companies
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