Essential Capsule Wardrobe: The Key Pieces You Need in Your Closet

My fashion style is based on elevated neutrals and effortless base layers. I love the ease in my selections and the confidence that I can step out my front door with. These pieces that I have brought together for the Essential Capsule Wardrobe Collection have so much flexibility while the elevated and chic style stands the test of time. I've designed 30 separate outfits from 18 pieces that couldn't have more viability in your everyday activities. From date night to the office, to weekend brunch, travel, and beyond- there really is nothing that any particular piece in this capsule wardrobe can't do. Especially while we are transitioning into fall/winter, the ability to wear my favorite pieces is crucial. While I only showed 30 outfits, there are so many more combinations left to be created. So peruse these essential capsule wardrobe pieces and begin building your new wardrobe, effortlessly.

All links and sizes are at the end of the post.

Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Topshop Oversized Denim Jacket Grey Sweater Everlane White Cropped Jeans Everlane Day Heel Celine Mini Belt Bag
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Everlane Camel Coat Black Sweater Topshop Jamie Denim Skinny Jeans Golden Goose Sneakers Goyard Tote
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Club Monaco Black Leather Jacket White Sweater Madewell Black Ripped Skinny Jeans Golden Goose Sneakers
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Everlane Camel Coat Everlane Grey Sweater Madewell Black Ripped Skinny Jeans Gucci Belt Black Pumps
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Everlane Trench Coat White Sweater Levis Ripped Jeans Golden Goose Sneakers Goyard Tote
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Topshop Oversized Denim Jacket White Sweater Everlane White Cropped Jeans Golden Goose Sneakers Celine Mini Belt Bag
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Everlane Trench Coat White Sweater Everlane White Crop Jeans Everlane White Mules
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Topshop Oversized Denim Jacket Everlane Grey Sweater Levis Ripped Jeans Everlane Day Heel Celine Mini Belt Bag
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Blanknyc Tan Suede Moto Jacket Everlane Grey Sweater Topshop Denim Jamie Jeans Tan Pumps
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Blanknyc Tan Suede Moto Jacket Grey Sweater Everlane White Cropped Jeans Tan Pumps Celine Mini Belt Bag
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Everlane Trench Coat Grey Sweater Levis Denim Ripped Jeans Everlane White Mules Black Chanel Boy Bag
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Topshop Oversized Denim Jacket Black Sweater Madewell Black Skinny Jeans Gucci Black Mules Celine Mini Belt Bag
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Club Monaco Black Leather Jacket Everlane Grey Sweater Levis Ripped Jeans Golden Goose Sneakers Goyard Tote
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Everlane Trench Coat Black Sweater Everlane White Crop Jeans Black Gucci Mules
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Blanknyc Tan Suede Moto Jacket Black Sweater Levis Ripped Jeans Black Pumps Black Chanel Boy Bag
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Everlane Camel Coat Grey Sweater Levis Ripped Jeans Tan Pumps Black Chanel Boy Bag
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Club Monaco Black Leather Jacket Grey Sweater Everlane White Crop Jeans Black Pumps Celine Mini Belt Bag
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Everlane Trench Coat Black Sweater Topshop Denim Jamie Jeans Gucci Belt Black Pumps Polene Black Handbag
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Blanknyc Tan Suede Moto Jacket White Sweater Madewell Black Ripped Skinny Jeans Gucci Black Mules Goyard Tote
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Topshop Oversized Denim Jacket Everlane White Sweater Madewell Black Ripped Skinny Jeans Black Pumps Chanel Boy Bag
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Everlane Camel Coat Everlane White Sweater Everlane White Crop Jeans Tan Pumps Black Chanel Boy Bag
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Everlane Camel Coat Black Sweater Madewell Black Ripped Skinny Jeans Gucci Black Mules
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Blanknyc Tan Suede Moto Jacket White Sweater Levis Ripped Jeans Golden Goose Sneakers Celine Mini Belt Bag
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Topshop Oversized Denim Jacket Everlane Grey Sweater Madewell Black Ripped Skinny Jeans Golden Goose Sneakers Goyard Tote
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Everlane Trench Coat Grey Sweater Madewell Black Ripped Jeans Golden Goose Sneakers
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Topshop Oversized Denim Jacket Everlane Grey Sweater Madewell Black Ripped Skinny Jeans Tan Pumps
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Blanknyc Tan Suede Moto Jacket Black Sweater Madewell Black Ripped Jeans Black Pumps
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Club Monaco Black Leather Jacket White Sweater Topshop Denim Jamie Jeans Black Pumps Celine Mini Belt Bag
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Everlane Camel Coat Everlane Grey Sweater Everlane White Crop Jeans Everlane White Mules Goyard Tote
Fashion Jackson Capsule Wardrobe Wearing Club Monaco Black Leather Jacket White Sweater Everlane White Cropped Jeans Tan Pumps Celine Mini Belt Bag

Essential Capsule Wardrobe Items

Outerwear: Camel Coat (size 2) c/o | Trench Coat (size XS) c/o | Denim Jacket (US2)|
Black Leather Jacket (size small) | Suede Moto Jacket (size small - sand stoner)

Sweaters: Black Sweater (size XS) | Grey Sweater (size small - fits oversized) c/o | White Sweater (size XS) c/o

Jeans: Denim Skinny Jeans | Black Ripped Skinny Jeans | Denim Ripped Ankle Jeans (also here) |
White Cropped Jeans (similar)

Shoes: White Mules (similar) c/o | Beige Heels (TTS) c/o | Tan Heels (TTS) | Black Pumps (TTS) c/o |
Gucci Mules (go up 1/2 size) | Golden Goose

Featured Accessories

Gucci Belt | Chanel Handbag (similar) | Celine Bag (similar) | Goyard Tote (similar) | Polene Bag c/o |
Black Celine Sunglasses (similar) | Aviator Celine Sunglasses (similar)

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  1. Ana said:
    Posted 3.5.19 · Reply

    Love this so much! Thanks!

  2. Naomi said:
    Posted 3.5.19 · Reply

    I am putting together a capsule wardrobe right now and this is so helpful! I absolutely love your style and have already chosen a couple of my capsule pieces based on what you have shown on your page.

    Would love to see a summer capsule wardrobe when summer comes around (I live in a hot climate) and also what you would wear in a more corporate setting.

  3. Young said:
    Posted 3.6.19 · Reply

    The white cropped jeans look amazing on you! I’m thinking about getting a pair now.

    The Style Intermission

    • Posted 3.6.19 · Reply

      Thank you – you’ll love them! they are probably my most worn jeans right now! xx

  4. Patty said:
    Posted 3.6.19 · Reply

    Wow! I love this collection. Beautifully chosen items and fantastic outfits. Thank you!
    PS, I purchased the Polene numero une in gray and I love it; thank you for recommendation.

  5. Michelle said:
    Posted 3.8.19 · Reply

    This is amazing, Amy! I have so many of these pieces and it will be so much easier to style. Please do these for every season!

  6. Nadia said:
    Posted 3.12.19 · Reply

    This is amazing. It truly shows that you don’t need that much to look polished and stylish every day. I echo the other commenter who asked for a similar post for summer / warm weather capsule. It’s still winter in NYC, but perhaps I’m optimistic that spring is around the corner 🙂

  7. Nicole Lensen said:
    Posted 3.13.19 · Reply

    I love your style and identify closely with it. I follow along on IG and also check in on your website regularly (I love your new website design). I just had to comment because this is my favorite post ever. So functional and realistic for day-to-day fashion! Thank you!

  8. Melissa said:
    Posted 4.3.19 · Reply

    This is such as awesomely helpful post!

  9. Nicole said:
    Posted 4.4.19 · Reply

    Great post. Most women have way too many clothes. Parisians don’t have loads of clothes and always look effortlessly chic. Basic classics are always a winner.

    • Dany said:
      Posted 4.13.19 · Reply

      I completely agree with what Nicole said above ! I am trying to adopt a more Parisian philosophy when it comes to fashion and your own personal style. Bravo on all accounts!

  10. Posted 4.25.19 · Reply

    Love these outfits! I blog about capsule wardrobes and this post is perfect. Always enjoy seeing your neutral color outfits which are classic and timeless!

    Leanne,
    https://classyyettrendy.com/2019/04/how-to-create-a-carry-on-capsule-wardrobe-spring-edition.html/

  11. Melissa said:
    Posted 5.9.19 · Reply

    I love your style! And I love this helpful guide. Thank you!

  12. Sara said:
    Posted 9.30.19 · Reply

    Absolutely love everything you’ve styled! You are my go-to for style inspo and I find myself scrolling your LTK page when I can’t decide on an outfit. Thank you for all you do!! Here’s to hoping I win the giveaway so I can improve/update my closet staples!

  13. Fernanda said:
    Posted 9.30.19 · Reply

    Are there differences between this years and last years capsule?

  14. Celeste said:
    Posted 9.30.19 · Reply

    Amy, your style is amazing and these outfits are great. But I can’t wear jeans every day to work, and every bottom you showed was a jean. Would you consider doing something like this but more oriented toward office work?

    • Posted 10.1.19 · Reply

      Yes! I’m working on a mini capsule wardrobe for work! Stay tuned – it will be mid/late October 🙂

  15. Ruvic D. Fule said:
    Posted 10.2.19 · Reply

    Love your mix and match of your essential capsule wardrobe. I get inspiration from your neitral basic essentials.

  16. Caitlin Eason said:
    Posted 10.3.19 · Reply

    Love this post!! So many fab closet staples!! Love all the jeans!

    Entered the giveaway as well!

    Xx,
    Caitlin @caitash