The Ultimate Fall Capsule Wardrobe

How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe

The Ultimate Fall Capsule Wardrobe

T-shirt | Navy Turtleneck | Blue Button Up | Black Blouse | White Long Sleeve | Green Pullover | Cream Oversized Sweater | Blue Cardigan* | Long Cardigan | Blazer | Brown Trousers | Blue Jeans | Black Jeans | Leather Trousers | Sweater Dress | Coat | Knit Hat | Hoop Earrings | Plaid Scarf | Crossbody | Green Tote | Heeled Boots | Flat Boots | Green Flats | Animal Print Desert Boots | White Converse |


I wasn’t sure what to call this one since it isn’t based on a particular style or theme so I went with the words that both Google and Pinterest love.

Honestly, though, this is the ultimate fall capsule wardrobe if you are looking for a collection of pieces that are very versatile and will take you through the winter and spring as well.

While this could actually be a seasonal stand alone wardrobe, in reality, most of us have seasonal wardrobes that are much larger than this.

If you use this to cover your bases include at least one piece from each of the categories, you will have a well-rounded wardrobe.

I put together 30 outfits at the bottom fo this post so that you can see how versatile it is.

Keep scrolling.

What are Capsule Wardrobe Basics?

This answer will vary between people but there are a handful pieces that are an important part of any wardrobe.

T-shirts – Whether it is your favourite plain white tee or a vintage band t-shirt, there is no denying that these are one of the workhorses in any capsule wardrobe.

Jeans – I love jeans. I have a bunch of styles in various washes in my collection. They can be dressed up or dressed down, and even if jeans are not your favourite thing to wear every wardrobe should include at least one pair.

A button-down -Once upon a time I viewed button-downs as strictly office wear. Boy was I wrong. They have become one of my favourite items to wear when I want to have a classic cool vibe…they are also great for the office which would make them a truly versatile piece if you can wear them to work and at home.

Sweaters – I can’t get enough of sweaters. Sweater season is my favourite and bringing them to the front of my wardrobe after summer thrills me to no end. Creatively dressing is so much easier when you can layer a sweater.

A Blazer – Lots of people think that blazers are overrated but I follow the philosophy to “just throw a blazer over it”. This has never failed me when I am stumped with what to wear. It instantly elevates any outfit.

Sneakers/Boots/Flats – At least one of each should get you through any regular dressing situation.

Yesterday was the first day of fall/autumn and although this week is hotter than I like, I know that it will be cold in no time.

Layering is one of my favourite parts of the colder seasons.

Not only does it look great but it also lengthens the life of your knits.

When you layer a camisole, t-shirt, long sleeve, or button-down underneath a knit you don’t have to launder the knit as often because it isn’t directly touching your body.

Laundering knits less frequently keeps them in top shape.

I don’t launder 100% cotton jeans very often either which probably grosses people out, but you aren’t supposed to launder them after each wear.

I find the longer they go in between washes, the better they fit.

If you need to freshen them up you are supposed to put them in an airtight Ziploc and place them in the freezer overnight. It kills any bacteria and freshens them up.

If you have stains then use a small toothbrush to spot clean.

And when you do wash them be sure to use cold water and hang them up to dry.

We all know how upsetting it is when our favourite pair of jeans begin to fall apart.

My goal this weekend is to swap the shelves of my sweaters and jewellery boxes so that my sweaters and sweatshirts are in a more accessible area.

I ordered this sweater dress yesterday. My hope is to be able to wear it layered over jeans and trousers.

I don’t often wear a dress in the winter so this will be a great alternative if it works out.

Happy fall capsule wardrobe planning.

*You can see what the blue button up cardigan looks like on me here.

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Easy Fall Outfit Ideas

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Autumn Outfit Ideas

The Ultimate Fall Capsule Wardrobe Outfits 16-30

T-shirt | Navy Turtleneck | Blue Button Up | Black Blouse | White Long Sleeve | Green Pullover | Cream Oversized Sweater | Blue Cardigan | Long Cardigan | Blazer | Brown Trousers | Blue Jeans | Black Jeans | Leather Trousers | Sweater Dress | Coat | Knit Hat | Hoop Earrings | Plaid Scarf | Crossbody | Green Tote | Heeled Boots | Flat Boots | Green Flats | Animal Print Desert Boots | White Converse |


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Sara is the founder and creative behind livelovesara. A George Brown College Fashion Styling Graduate, she provides advice on finding your personal style regardless of age and budget. She is always on the hunt for the perfect wardrobe piece and is a vintage and thrifting enthusiast who can't wait to share her newest finds. She is also trying to learn French.


  1. You very often highlight Everlane products on your outfits and I am assuming you have read about the negative press surrounding the company. What are thoughts on Everlane and do their actions towards their workers/staff influence your decision to purchase or receive free items from them? Thank you.

    • Hi Marjorie,

      Thanks for the comment on this topic.

      I’m not good at verbalizing my feelings so please bear with me.

      I’ve received similar questions over the last few months since the news of the union-busting came out. I had a sponsored post from them go live that same day and it was bad. There were a lot of comments about it and we had a discussion on the Instagram post regarding it and all of our feelings about the news.

      The post had been scheduled a couple of months ahead of time so I was unaware at the time of writing it what was going on. I haven’t accepted any paid sponsorship offers by them since then, and I won’t until/unless they make drastic changes.

      I follow the @Ex.Wives.Club on Instagram to see any news and their responses to any positive actions that Everlane claim they are making. It’s actually made me much warier about buying things from other companies, especially companies that claim they are ethical. Reformation is also another ethical company that has been disappointing since they had their internal issues exposed.

      It concerns me how many other companies do as well and just haven’t had anyone come forward. I worked in retail forever so I know how toxic it can be, and in hindsight, I get mad at what we thought was “normal” working conditions when they absolutely were not.

      Have I bought things from them since? Yes, a couple. I won’t lie. I have also received a couple of PR pieces that they sent me as a seasonal preview in the summer.

      Over the last 6 months I have cut back severely from what I used to spend there, and I will always look on Poshmark or eBay first. I also have only been sharing items from them that I actually own and wear because I still really do love their pieces.

      I completely expect and respect anyone’s choices to stop shopping there entirely, because I 100% get that.

      Keeping myself updated on any news either negative or positive is something that I pay close attention to and actively seek out.

      I do not have an ongoing partnership with them, nor any contracts that need fulfilling.

      I hope this answers some of the questions and concerns that you may have.


  2. Thank you for your comments Sara; you explained your thoughts perfectly. Some of their designs appeal to me, but I haven’t purchased anything from them, and won’t after reading more extensively about their practices. It’s difficult to decipher the truth and make informed options when you want to purchase sustainably and from ethical companies who pay their workers fairly. Thanks again.

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