Below is my 2019 Fall Capsule. Now I’ll start off by saying, this has been a labor of love. In creating this for y’all, I wanted the process to be as precise as was written in my ‘how to get started’ guide. I purged and went thru items I no longer wore (yes – I said goodbye to my decade old denim). I sought out inspiration on Pinterest. I developed a color palette from the pieces I couldn’t live without. I accessed all in closet, noted what I needed more of and what I should cease buying. I wrote out outfits upon outfits. And finally, settled on 47 pieces I am beyond excited to feature. All of them I feel comfortable in, are versatile, and reflect my personal style this season.
By no means do I suggest grabbing all of these items. The intent in building a capsule is to start with the items you have beforehand and progress from there. (again – be sure to check out my entire ‘how to get started’ guide to chat all the ins and outs of capsule building.) If you have some of these items, that’s awesome! If you have similar items, go ahead and replace my example for your own. If you love my color palette, or any of the outfits pieced together, please use the inspiration! My hope in sharing this capsule is to shed light on the benefits of a minimal wardrobe, see the versatility in each chosen piece, and ease any doubt in the ability to create your own!
The idea behind a capsule really is to minimize and get the most use out of your chosen pieces. With this being a seasonal capsule, I intend on wearing these items a good solid three months, so naturally the item count is high. As mentioned before, being a fashion blogger, I am presented with new essentials, basics, color palettes on seasonal roll. Incorporating every piece to fit structure can be difficult. So if I fall in love with a piece outside my color palette, I am not going to nix the wear just because it may not fit in my set wardrobe. And you shouldn’t either. As long as you are aware of consumption habits, mindful of use and still feel beautiful in the pieces chosen, you’ve grasped the benefit of capsule creation.
Here’s a breakdown of what’s included in the capsule, with links to the items. I’ve also linked similar items on a few if they’re no longer available or at a lower price point:
OUTERWEAR + CARDIGANS (6)
leather jacket | plaid blazer – similar options here and here | sweater blazer | utility jacket – similar option here | denim jacket – similar option here | longline cardigan
TOPS + SWEATERS (21)
tunic sweater – similar options here and here | cropped sweater | color block sweater | olive sweatshirt | leopard blouse | turtleneck sweater | striped long sleeve tee – similar option here | olive long sleeve tee | button collar pullover | plaid flannel button-up – similar option here | popover shirt | striped button-up | solid v-neck tee | scoop neck tee | ribbed henley | v-neck bodysuit | mock neck sweater tank – similar option here | square neck bodysuit | solid scoop neck camisoles (2) | lace trimmed cami
PANTS + DRESSES + SKIRTS (10)
smocked midi dress | faux leather leggings – similar options linked here | charcoal jeans | corduroy mini skirt | floral ruffle dress | ribbed midi skirt – similar option here | slim fit chinos | dark wash jeans – similar option here | Mom jeans | joggers
taupe booties – similar option here | black combat bootie | D’Orsay flats – similar option here | woven mules – similar option here | leopard booties – similar options here and here | taupe heeled sandals | studded ankle booties | neutral mules | wedge sneakers | black slip ons
Below I’ve put together 24 outfits using only the items listed in the capsule. This is just a fraction of the looks one can create! Feel free to accessorize as desired!