Capsule Wardrobe / Style

fall capsule wardrobe : 42 pieces

09.18.15

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One thing that really helped me refine the amount of clothes in my capsule and also something that helped me realize when I had just enough was when I started making outfits and making plans on what occasions I wear those outfits. I had to get specific. Just because that one shirt is amazing, if I don’t have something to wear it with, it’s not going to work.

The best strategy was finding a few outfit recipes that work for me, and then making sure I had a few tops in each category.

flowy top  + high waisted or harem pants

fall capsule wardrobe

oversized top + skinny jeans 

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silk tops + skirts

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After that it helped me narrow things down. Here are the pieces in my fall capsule collection. Note that I did not include shoes. If you’re looking to create a fall capsule it’s not too late! Here’s a recap on why I did it and if you’re interested check out my friend Caroline’s blog for amazing practical advice on building your own capsule wardrobe!

TOPS

silk button-up tank black | silk button-up tank slate |  silk camisole | strappy silk tank white 

striped tee (vintage) | short sleeve white button up | short sleeve chambray | v-neck tee mint | v-neck tee blackoversized cotton tunic

flowy linen button-up | structured linen button up navy | light wash long sleeve chambray |

PANTS

black harem pants | olive cotton chinos | black ripped skinny jeans | dark denim skinny jeans | boyfriend jeans (c/o fitcode) | hi-waisted vintage levis (thrifted)| vintage inspired flares

SHORTS

ripped up levis | hi-waisted levis (thrifted) | black linen shorts (similar)

SKIRTS

lilac pleated midi (old)| marbled mini | white drawstring skirt (old)

SWEATERS

v-neck lightweight knit | black cardigan (old) | chunky grey knit cardigan | vintage cropped sweater

DRESSES

silk maxi dress (old) | grey button up shift dress (thrifted) | jersey drape dress | jersey fit and flare dress (old) | white cotton shirt dress | olive green shift dress (old) | printed silk maxi dress

ETC

printed ace and jig jumpsuit

OUTERWEAR

navy blazer | fluffy coat (old) | swing trench | black leather jacket (similar)

 

Check back weekly to see the outfits in action!

xo

Em

Hair + Makeup provided by Melissa Hoffmann | Photos by Ashley Kelemen

*All pieces in my capsule wardrobe purchased by me except where noted.

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