Fall Capsule Wardrobe

Fall Capsule Wardrobe

As the leaves start changing colors and the air grows crisp, it’s time to transition our wardrobes to cozy layers perfect for fall. Instead of getting overwhelmed trying to overhaul your whole closet, try creating a simple, versatile fall capsule wardrobe.

Choose Comfortable Fabrics

Look for pieces made from soft, warm materials like:

  • Knits
  • Fleece
  • Flannel
  • Cashmere
  • Merino wool

Build Around Neutrals

Neutral-colored pieces act as anchors in your wardrobe that everything else can build onto. They don’t need to be boring though! Try oatmeal, heather gray, blush, camel, or rich brown.

Pick Versatile Pieces

Choose items that can transition seamlessly from running errands to a casual dinner out with friends. Some ideas:

  • Oversized sweaters
  • Knit dresses
  • Cozy scarves
  • Leggings
  • Ankle boots
  • Ponte pants

Mix in Seasonal Touches

Incorporate subtle fall touches like:

  • Plaids
  • Corduroy
  • Faux fur vests
  • Knee-high boots

Play with Layers

Layers are key for fall! Try:

  • A turtleneck under a dress
  • A long vest over a tee and jeans
  • Leggings with boots and an oversized sweater
  • A button-down under a sweater


How many pieces should be in a fall capsule wardrobe?

Aim for around 15-20 essential pieces that can be mixed and matched for a variety of outfits.

What are the must-have pieces?

Great base pieces for fall are neutral sweaters, long sleeve tees, flannel button-downs, dark jeans, leggings, and ankle boots.

How often should I rotate pieces?

Every 2-3 wears, switch out a few pieces to keep your looks feeling fresh.

What if I get bored of my looks?

Add playful accessories like scarves, hats and jewelry to create new outfits. Or try styling pieces differently like wearing your sweater open over a dress.

How should I store my summer clothes?

Use breathable garment bags and cedar blocks to keep fabrics safe from moths. Store in cool, dark spaces.