How to Build a Fall Capsule Wardrobe

How to Build a Fall Capsule Wardrobe

You’ve probably heard the trendy phrase “capsule wardrobe” and are intrigued by the idea. The thought of having less but still being stylish seems inspiring and refreshing! But where do you even begin?? Here are some tips on how to build a fall capsule wardrobe so you can create one of your own!

What is a Wardrobe Capsule?

First off, let’s review. What is a wardrobe capsule? A wardrobe capsule is a small collection of clothing that you curate to fit your lifestyle. You weed through your huge closet full of clothes and build an intentional wardrobe of pieces that are versatile, classic, and that fit your fashion needs. You say goodbye to the fluff and unnecessary pieces and hello to your everyday foundational pieces. 

Color Scheme

Do you have favorite colors? Do you feel and look great in certain colors? Does your closet already consist of clothes that are in a certain color scheme? Choose colors that look great together. If you pick a color scheme, then you’ll be able to mix and match your pieces (your tops and bottoms, your jackets and sweaters, your skirts and blouses) easily to achieve so many different looks. Even though you’ll have less clothes, having common colors or complementary colors will help you create so many different outfits. 


You need to consider the amount of space you want to take up and the amount of money you want to spend. If you want a small collection of clothes to fit in a small space, then you need to be really smart with what pieces you put in your collection. There is no right or wrong magic number for a fall capsule wardrobe. If you have more space, then feel free to have more pieces in your capsule. It’s all about the space you want to take up.

As far as money, whether you’re starting from scratch or you want to fill in some holes in your current closet, then you need to consider how much you’re willing to spend. Be wise with your money and choose smart pieces that can be worn in many ways and for many years. Versatility is key!

Staple Pieces

This is the most important tip! When curating a wardrobe capsule, it is essential to include staple pieces. You must have those foundational pieces in your closet that will be timeless, high quality, and versatile. Pieces that you can mix and match. Pieces that won’t go out of style. Pieces that you will wear for years to come. 

When considering staple pieces, think basics. White tee, black tee, skinny jeans, black leggings, leather jacket, jean jacket, chambray shirt, jean skirt, white pants…and so on. All of these pieces never go out of style and can be worn in so many different ways! 

Staple Pieces for Fall Wardrobe Capsule

Fall Accessories

If the thought of a fall wardrobe capsule seems boring to you, don’t worry! You can always dress up a basic look and add some pizazz with accessories! From belts, to scarves, to earrings, to bracelets, to necklaces, to glasses, to watches… Accessories will give any wardrobe capsule a fun splash of color and style.

Follow these tips when curating your fall wardrobe capsule and you’ll be sure to have lots of outfits to choose from! 

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