If there is one time of year meant for a capsule wardrobe, I swear it’s fall and winter! Fall is the perfect time for mixing, matching and layering, and today I wanted to share the 15 pieces I reach for time and time again. With these style staples in your closet, your opportunities are endless and you’ll have a complete fall and winter capsule wardrobe before we know it, saving you money without losing a sense of creativity — no style ruts here!
Fall and Winter Must-Have Style Staples for Your Capsule Wardobe
Faux Leather Moto Jacket
Even the girliest of girls needs a good faux leather moto jacket in their closet! The added texture and bit of edge adds so much interest to your look — and keeps you so warm! I am in LOVE with this one – the quality is incredible.
Faux Suede Moto Jacket
To go with your winter whites and pastel sweaters, I love having a tan faux suede moto jacket in reach.
Perfect for cozy days at home or a more buttoned-up out-and-about outfit, I love a soft and comfy duster to layer over simple tee’s or blouses.
Distressed Mom Jeans
The jeans of the moment are certainly mom jeans, and I hope this trend NEVER goes away! I love the high rise and loose fit. It adds the perfect touch of trendiness and can elevate even just a simple white tee or basic sweater. If you’re looking for an affordable, quality pair, this one is my favorite and I haven’t tried these yet, but everyone raves about them!
And speaking of blouses, everyone needs a gorgeous white blouse in their closet. You can’t ever go wrong with a feminine blouse and moto jacket look for dinners with friends, date nights and more. I love the mix of feminine and frilly and modern and edgy.
Black Leather Booties
The shoe staple that’s a must for a fall and winter capsule wardrobe is a pair of leather or faux leather black booties. Again, I love the pointed toe style for an elevated look and elongated legs.
Tan Suede Pointed-Toe Booties
A beautiful pair of tan booties can truly go with any outfit. I especially love reaching for my tan booties with my lighter colored looks or with my winter whites. The pointed toe style elongates your legs so much, which is always a huge perk in my book!
Printed Statement Booties
And lastly, once you have your tan and black booties locked in, grab a fun pair of fun printed booties for the days were you want to add a statement to your look! Fall and winter capsule wardrobes certainly don’t need to be boring.
Oversized Denim Jacket
I LIVE in denim jackets for fall and winter casual looks, whether it’s throwing it on for a trip to the grocery store or adding over a fun fall dress for a date night. Since moto jackets are a bit more form fitting, I love to have an oversized option with my denim jacket.
Wide Brim Hat
One of my favorite trends of the season, and the perfect addition to almost ANY fall outfit: a wide brim hat. It immediately elevates your outfit, and hides a bad hair day, so you really can’t go wrong.
Chunky Knit Sweater
Of course, everyone needs a well-loved chunky knit sweater, and this sweater I couldn’t recommend more. It’s $25 and I have it in four different colors. It is perfect for throwing over a dress or pairing with denim.
For layering under moto jackets and cardigans, I love to have a thinner, turtleneck sweater or top within arm’s reach. While I love the classic simplicity of a basic turtleneck, I also love taking it up a notch with some pretty frills — the girly girl in me can’t resist!
Versatile Fall Dress
If you have one or two versatile fall dresses in your closet, your opportunities are endless! Here I shared a post where I styled one $20 fall dress in three completely different ways.
Cozy, Simple Tee
I’m sure you were waiting for this one: every capsule wardrobe needs it: a simple tee — and come fall and winter, the cozier the better! Aerie, Gap, and Old Navy all have great
Faux Leather Leggings
And last but not least, if you’ve been on the fence about grabbing yourself a pair of faux leather leggings – DO IT! The Spanx ones are worth every penny and can make your oversized sweatshirt, leggings and sneakers grocery-store-run outfit look so chic, or they can be elevated with some heeled booties and a beautiful sweater. They are so versatile and such a fun staple to have in your closet.
Are there any other fall and winter capsule wardrobe must-haves you’d add to the list? Drop them below – happy mixing and matching!
TOTALLY AGREE! Great content!