Fall Fashion: How to Build Your Perfect Capsule Wardrobe
September 20, 20233 min read
As the leaves turn and the air begins to feel cool and crisp, it seems we all look for a way to refresh or reset for fall. Enter the capsule wardrobe—a versatile and minimalist approach to fashion that emphasizes quality, style, and longevity. Say goodbye to an overwhelming closet and hello to a carefully curated collection of timeless styles ready to mix and match for any occasion!
So how do you build a capsule wardrobe? Look for timeless, high-quality pieces in neutral tones and patterns, and think of getting those pieces from head to toe. Think tees, blouses, and zip-ups, plus slacks, skirts, and pants; a dress and a jumpsuit; and to finish it off, versatile shoes that can be dressed up or down. Armed with these, and classics you already own, you’re ready for anything.
In this guide, we’ll show you how to build your perfect capsule wardrobe for fall and beyond, featuring our must-have bestselling styles that stand the test of time!
Start your fall capsule wardrobe off with a pair of classic slacks. Because everyone needs a pair of go-to, well-fitting trouser pants in her wardrobe! Opt for a neutral color like Black or Cobblestone, and add a bit of preppy style with our Navy Pinstripe Audrey Trousers! Perfect for the office, a girls night out, or travel, these pants are high-waisted, wide-legged and are so easy to wear and style.
Add our Boss Crop Blouse to your closet for a top that's dressier than a basic tee but still comfortable and lightweight. Opt for a solid color or shop our Windowpane print for an approachable, easy-to-style print that you’ll love. A boat neck and wide sleeves add gorgeous details to any outfit.
A pair of sophisticated trousers will do you wonders and elevate an outfit with ease. Pair them with a Basic Crew Neck Tee for a casual yet polished look, or dress them up with a blouse and heels for a night out! Front and back pockets plus a slimming tailored fit make these a capsule wardrobe must-have.
This timeless skirt is wrinkle-free, lightweight, and the perfect just-above-the-knee length. With a three-inch elastic waistband, our Club Skirt is comfortable, classy, and can be styled with ease. Plus, pockets!
A jumpsuit is a must-have for any capsule wardrobe, as it combines style and comfort in one effortless package. Our Classic Overall Jumpsuit is wrinkle-free, lightweight, and loves to layer. Whether you’re running errands, heading to the airport, or meeting up with friends, a jumpsuit is a perfect option for comfort and cuteness. Plus, a pop of color from the floral print adds personality and fun.
Everyone needs a basic go-to white tee! In a sculpting, ribbed fabric, this t-shirt holds its shape and style all day long. With a curved hem and a classic fit, it pairs great with any bottoms, tucked in or not! Other colors we love are Black and Cappuccino.
Combine style and comfort in one with our Cape Cod Zip-Up Dress! Pair with ankle boots for an upscale look, or sneakers for a casual cool vibe. With a flattering bow belt and a zip up neckline, this dress is the perfect capsule piece because of its everyday versatility.
An all-time Albion favorite, no capsule wardrobe is complete without this lightweight, moisture-wicking, fully-lined bomber jacket. We’ve seen our Bomber worn to and from the gym, to an outdoor concert, to the office, to an overseas sightseeing day, and so so much more. Flattering, the perfect weight, and available in loads of prints and shades– but black might be our favorite.
What’s not to love about loafers? Dressy enough to pair with slacks and a dress, yet casual enough to wear daily. We love these for their waterproof material and elegant design details like a leather-wrapped heel. With the perfect amount of height (2 inches on the heel), these Sorel Loafers are everyday shoes you’ll have for years. A capsule wardrobe must-have.
With these essential pieces in your fall capsule wardrobe, you’ll always have a stylish, reliable, and comfortable outfit for any occasion. Let your personal style shine through, and shop our fall capsule wardrobe picks! As always, start a chat with us if you have style or fit questions.