UPDATE: Many of the items in this capsule have sold out. I have included updated links with similar items within the same price range for many of the pieces below.
Fall begins on September 23rd so I was going to wait until then to switch over to my fall capsule, but ever since I was a little girl after Labour Day weekend was back to school time. The time that we finally got to wear our new back to school items and the year started off feeling fresh and new. It is exciting when we transition to another season and it allows us to wear something we haven’t worn in a while. I consider this weekend to be technically the start of fall since the mornings are a little crisper, and the nights a little cooler…usually. Except this weekend which happens to be in the middle of a heat wave and about 38C in Toronto.
To be honest I am kind of getting sick of the word capsule wardrobe because very few of us actually follow what it truly means. Traditionally a capsule is a small set of high quality, well fitting clothes that you you slowly curate over a period of time. Because in reality not many people can drop thousands on a new wardrobe all at once. I have seen some really incredible examples of true capsule wardrobes that make me wish that I could be that extreme in cutting things down and loving what I have. Paris to Go is a great example of this, she has 10 pieces per season that she wears. I am envious of her ability to do this and admire the simplicity and the quality of her wardrobe.
So instead of calling this my capsule I am going to refer to it as my fall / winter wardrobe. It is 37 pieces (one down from last season) and I was able to carry over quite a few pieces from last season so you are going to see a lot of repeats from my spring/summer capsule. I wear a lot of the same things all year long with less layers in the summer, but this season I added a bit more colour variation. I picked up the newer pieces over the last few months as I saw them in stores so it has been a gradual expense rather than an all at once splurge which can be tough for many of us to do. Above is the total wardrobe as it currently stands (not counting my winter coat) and below is the breakdown of where I got each piece. A lot of my items are older so the links may be to similar items if they are sold out in the stores.
What is the piece you are most looking forward to wearing this fall? I think I am really looking forward to the blue kimono jacket and dressy blazer.
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Open Front Cardigan* | Casual Blazer | Poncho | Distressed Denim
*The link is to the same cardigan but in a different colour. I bought mine at Winner’s.
Kimono Jacket | Mid Denim | Dark Denim | Grey T-shirt | Baseball Tee
Black Denim | Long Sweater | Black Tank | Band T-shirt* | Black T-shirt
*This is a link to a similar shirt and this one is a link to the same shirt in larger sizes.
Black Sweater | Oversized Blazer | Dressy Blazer | Leather Jacket