Fall Capsule Wardrobe: Key Staples to Wear this Season

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Fall is hands down my favorite season. There is just no better fashion than fall fashion. Jeans, pants, boots, sweaters, jackets, blazers, loafers—the pieces you can mix and match are endless, and that’s where my fall 2022 capsule wardrobe comes in! If you’re striving for a more organized, pared down wardrobe this fall, you’ve come to the right place. Shopping is addicting as we all know, but you can keep a cap on it by choosing a handful of versatile, timeless pieces to create endless looks with and avoid “not knowing what to wear” for good. 

In this year’s fall capsule wardrobe, you’ll find a solid mix of classic pieces and more new, trending pieces that will inevitably evolve into staples because we don’t buy “wear once” clothes around here! Within each featured product, I’ll be linking out to alternatives in case you can’t find your size or want different pricing options. This is my way of letting you know that while these are my personal picks for a fall capsule wardrobe, they’re certainly not the only options. Happy shopping!

 

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Tweed Jackets

Plaid Blazers

Oversized Denim Shirts

Faux Leather Blazers

Coatigans

Layering Tanks

Short Sleeve Sweaters

Long Sleeve Ribbed Tops

Satin Shirts

Grey Cardigans

Striped Sweaters

Slip Dresses

Slip Skirts

Dark Rinse Jeans

Black Jeans

Wide Leg Trousers

Leather Pants

White Sneakers

Black Loafers

Heeled Mules

Black Booties

Black Hobo Bags

Tops

A well-made, high-quality, perfectly-fitting white tee is a non negotiable for every capsule wardrobe, no matter the season. This particular white tee is the best I’ve ever owned—I have a backup just in case! Spending the extra on such a versatile basic like this is important in building your capsule wardrobe.

Graphic tees made a big comeback this year and for good reason. The right graphic tee oozes understated elegance and gives your look a subtle edge. I love this particular graphic tee because it’s classic, and I know it looks good with any of the outerwear I just listed!

This may be the most iconic piece of a fall capsule wardrobe. A crisp, well-made, wrinkle-free, white button-up shirt goes miles in terms of sophisticated, chic, weather-appropriate style. It’s also the perfect layering piece and looks fantastic with any and all outerwear and pretty much every bottom you can dream of. Use code JACKSON15 for a discount

Sweaters

The basic sweaters to own are a neutral sweater, a grey sweater, and a black sweater. Having such straightforward sweaters serves as the base layer for so many fall fashion looks. French-tucked into a midi skirt with sneakers? Worn with a denim jacket and black denim? You can even wear it over your white button-up for an Oxford vibe. Sweaters are life during the fall.

Short-sleeve sweaters have also become a closet staple for me, think elevated tee. When you want something that is a little nicer, warmer, but not quite ready for a traditional long sleeve sweater, short sleeve sweaters are my favorite. They are great for wearing as is with denim or trousers for the office, or layering under jackets a blazers. I love this cashmere t-shirt style sweater and will be keeping it on heavy rotation this season, might even have to get all the neutral colors too. 

Short Sleeve Sweater

Layering Sweater

Cashmere Sweater

Jeans

Black, destructed, and light wash. If you have one of each of these styles in your fall capsule wardrobe, you are good to go. I’m guilty of overbuying when it comes to jeans because they’re my first love, but I’ve learned to pare down over the years and realized these three types of jeans create a great wardrobe foundation.

Casual/Athleisure Bottoms

Besides jeans, the only other bottoms needed for your fall capsule wardrobe is a great pair of black joggers and, of course, a pair of faux leather leggings. The black joggers for obvious comfort, the faux leather leggings for comfort that everyone views as dressy so you get the best of both worlds!

Shoes

Sneakers: My obsession with sneakers reached an all-time high over the last year. I’ll be honest—it was really hard to choose just two for this fall capsule wardrobe, but I think I chose wisely. You need a white sneaker and then a “specialty” sneaker. For the white sneaker, I chose my Vejas with tan suede detailing because they go with literally everything. For my special sneaker, I love my leopard print Golden Goose sneakers so much and can wear them with everything in this capsule!

Mules: Every season, my black Gucci Princetown mules become my go-to slip-ons. They are a must-have fall shoe and one of the first things I listed for this wardrobe.

Pumps: If you’re going to have one heel in your fall capsule wardrobe, make it a nude pump. It’s the most versatile and pairs well with jeans, skirts, and leggings!

Booties: Same goes for your fall capsule bootie! Make it a neutral shade like camel or tan to ensure it works with every other piece within your wardrobe.

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  1. Deb Hawkinson said:
    Posted 10.6.19 · Reply

    Just discovered your blog! Love it!

  2. Lisa said:
    Posted 11.13.19 · Reply

    I also just discovered your blog – love your style! I have a question about the Ganni Leopard dress I know it isn’t lined and I am wondering what under piece/ slip did you pair with it? Thank you for your time!!

    • Posted 11.17.19 · Reply

      Thank you for following! It doesn’t come with a slip but it is lined, so no issues with it being see-through!

  3. madeline said:
    Posted 8.13.20 · Reply

    I love your blog! I especially love the posts about the capsule essentials and the fall capsule! They have been so useful to build my closet into an easy “uniform” with tons of combination options. I would love to see another post for the summer that is similar. Thanks so much!

  4. Madeline said:
    Posted 2.15.21 · Reply

    I love your essential capsule wardrobe and fall capsule posts so much! It would be so awesome to see one for spring and summer as well.

  5. Carrie said:
    Posted 9.7.21 · Reply

    Thank you for this! I love everything you put together.

  6. Ronnie Drake said:
    Posted 9.7.21 · Reply

    Love this post! Can you please also list out the purses for this capsule as well? Thank you!

  7. Elizabeth Rampaul said:
    Posted 9.7.21 · Reply

    Love this helpful post!!! Now I can plan and pace my shopping…

  8. Hilary said:
    Posted 9.7.21 · Reply

    Possibly my favorite post yet! This was so much fun. Love thinking about the combos I already have and what could round out my wardrobe this year.

  9. Heather said:
    Posted 9.7.21 · Reply

    I am excited about the addition of your capsule collection. I agree that it can work for me, a 50 year old! One thing I would love to have on this post would be pictures of you wearing each combination. I saw that you have a quick view of each outfit on you on Instagram but it flashes by too fast for me!

  10. Nicole said:
    Posted 9.7.21 · Reply

    I love this thoughtful collection! Thank you!

  11. Lisa V said:
    Posted 9.7.21 · Reply

    Wow, This is the best capsule wardrobe I’ve ever seen. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Great outfits with great style. I already have many of these items but your outfit visions are helping me see the options I have and didn’t realize. Thank you for this wardrobe and I look forward to each new season!

  12. Julie Gibson said:
    Posted 9.7.21 · Reply

    This is INCREDIBLE! I love this idea – thank you, thank you, thank you!

  13. Patrícia said:
    Posted 9.8.21 · Reply

    How much I love this! Amy, I wanted to ask you, when and how you decided to limit the color choices for your outfits. I’m trying to change my style and getting inspiration from your posts; I have so many colorful stuff, and I don’t feel they suit me but I’m kind of attached to them so I don’t wear black all the time.

  14. Tracy said:
    Posted 9.8.21 · Reply

    Thank you for this post! I truly appreciate the effort you put into this!❤️

  15. Jen Copley said:
    Posted 9.9.21 · Reply

    This is the most incredible post! Thank you so much for your time and attention in everything you do! It’s made a huge impact on my life and confidence!

  16. Julie said:
    Posted 9.9.21 · Reply

    Hi,

    My daughter introduced me to your style and I have been a fan ever since. This post is the essence of your style and I love it. It will be very helpful to me because it is sophisticated and ageless(except for the high heels). It will be my reference post for the fall. Many thanks!

    Julie

  17. Odette said:
    Posted 9.10.21 · Reply

    An excellent and really useful article! So glad you’re starting to do seasonal capsules, already looking forward to the next one!

  18. Courtney Geller said:
    Posted 9.10.21 · Reply

    Absolutely love this! Thank you so much for putting this capsule together!

  19. Tamara Cnossen said:
    Posted 9.11.21 · Reply

    Love, love,love this capsule wardrobe collection! Thanks so much for putting it together!

  20. Katie said:
    Posted 10.14.21 · Reply

    I love this! I’m a sucker for a good capsule wardrobe!