Build a Foolproof Fall Capsule with 12 Items

Capsule wardrobes are well-loved for good reason — they add a sense of ease to getting dressed each day. When you’ve got all the key pieces in your closet, you can throw together a knockout outfit every time. With cooler months right around the corner, now’s the perfect time to clear your closet clutter and put together a capsule wardrobe for fall.

From classic ankle boots to the ever-versatile maxi skirt, we’ve gathered 12 must-have pieces for this season. These are items you can turn to time and time again, and mix and match all season long. Scroll down to see what a capsule wardrobe can look like for you. After all, less can be so much more.

Graphic tee

Start your capsule with a top comfy enough for lazy days, but cute enough to look pulled together with a skirt. There’s a reason a solid tee makes it into every capsule wardrobe roundup.

Chunky sweater

It wouldn’t be a fall capsule wardrobe without a quality knit sweater you can curl up in. Wear it belted with a maxi skirt or keep it loose with jeans.

Go-to jeans

A favorite flattering pair of jeans is the foundation for an endless array of casual ensembles. Go casual with a graphic tee and jacket or dressed up with a blouse.

Open cardigan

This cardigan is a grab-and-go and wear-over-literally-everything kind of piece. 

Maxi skirt

The maxi skirt combines two fall trends: accordion pleats and autumn amber. Pair it with a tee or chunky sweater. You really can’t go wrong!

Statement blouse

Always add a blouse. We love the statement sleeves on this one and it looks lovely belted with jeans or tucked into a pair of tailored pants.

Ankle boots

Don’t forget fall’s favorite footwear: ankle boots. This pair in tan suede can work with just about anything in your closet. Careful, or you’ll wear them every day. 

Everyday jacket

This bomber is a works-with-everything kind of jacket and completes an otherwise ordinary look.

Statement booties

A bold print in a fall color kicks these classics up a notch.

Skinny pants

These pants feature a trim-and-tailored skinny silhouette with a slight stretch so you can look professional at work and play with your kids the moment you get home.

Wear-everywhere dress

Work? Errands? Brunch? Check, check, check. Choose a dress that works for any occasion. This one in charcoal gray pairs well with a scarf or a long, open cardigan.

Statement skirt

A timeless a-line feels fresh in a trendy cheetah print. Keep it easy with a graphic tee and cardigan or belt it with a chunky sweater. 

Feel free to use whatever accessories you already have to complement your own looks. 

There you have it! One effortlessly stylish capsule wardrobe for fall. Let us know how yours turn out in the comments below.