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Fall Additions for Your Capsule Wardrobe

Does your capsule wardrobe have the right fashion for fall? Here are 10 perfect clothing and accessory additions for this season of comfort.

10 Perfect Fall Additions for Your Capsule Wardrobe

Your capsule wardrobe should be refreshed with outfits for every season. When autumn comes around, fill it with sweaters, boots and other fall staples that will help you look amazing throughout the season. You’re in luck because we have seven perfect suggestions for clothing additions that can instantly update your wardrobe for fall. These clothing items are comfy and classy and won’t go out of style anytime soon. They can also be interchanged from day to day so you can create many different outfits from a single wardrobe.  

History of the Capsule Wardrobe

Susie Faux, a fashionista and apt advertising professional, coined the phrase “capsule wardrobe" in the 1970s. This type of wardrobe is eco-friendly and reduces clothing waste, saves you time while getting ready in the mornings, and reduces decision fatigue when choosing outfits. Ideally, it should contain high-quality clothing items designed to last for years before needing replacement.

10 of the Best Fall Wardrobe Additions

When fall arrives, you’ll want to replace your light and airy summer outfits with cozier cool-weather essentials. If your fall clothing selections are scant at the moment, it’s time to do some shopping! Here are 10 of the best clothing pieces to add to your capsule wardrobe for autumn.

1. Trench Coat

The timeless trench coat is a must for any fall wardrobe. If your base wardrobe color is black, a camel-colored trench coat is a great option. If your base wardrobe color is navy, opt for a lighter cream trench coat.

Fall weather can be unpredictable, but it’s a breeze to slip on a chic trench coat when things get a little chilly. A trench coat is a perfect accent to complete any professional or casual outfit.

Hot Pink Trench

2. Oversized Sweatshirt

If you don’t already have an oversized sweatshirt in your capsule wardrobe, it’s time to rectify that. This is a delightfully comfortable and stylish clothing item that will keep you warm in inclement weather. It can be paired with a leather skirt just as easily as with slacks or jeans.

Asymmetrical Oversized Sweater

3. Jeans

Nothing feels like fall like a favorite pair of jeans. It’s always a good idea to have at least three different jeans colors in your wardrobe. If you don’t already have a straight-leg pair of jeans, invest in a pair. Straight-leg jeans are always classic and don’t come and go with the fads of the day. Your other two jean choices could be wide-leg and skinny jeans.

4. Denim Jacket

The sweet and sassy denim jacket is just as much of a wardrobe stable today as it was back in the '80s. Denim looks great with both black and navy base colors, so it’s the perfect fall addition to your capsule wardrobe. For the most versatility, opt for a sleek, figure-flattering cut without a lot of additional bling. The goal is to choose a jacket that will work well for both nights out on the town and days in the office.

5. Leather Skirt

A sexy leather skirt is one of the top items to include in your fall wardrobe. You can opt for a pencil skirt or a more flowy fit based on your preferences. The important thing is to choose a skirt that effortlessly complements many of the other clothing selections in your capsule wardrobe so you can enjoy maximum outfit versatility.

Vegan Leather Skirt

6. Black Boots

If you have a pair of black boots picked out for cooler weather, put them in your wardrobe come fall. Knee-high black boots will look great with your leather skirt, but ankle-high black boots are also a good choice because they can be paired with more clothing items, such as jeans, slacks and skirts.

7. Statement Belt

A statement belt can easily complete any outfit and instantly add a touch of flair to your wardrobe. A belt can be thick and chunky or thin and shiny. As long as it catches the eye and adds stylistic appeal to your outfit, it’s a good choice for your fall capsule wardrobe.

Statement belts look good with dresses, blouses, jeans, jumpsuits and more. They can be used to dress up a plain outfit or make an everyday outfit look a bit more casual and edgy.

Statement Belt

8. Hat

Breezy fall outfits look more interesting when completed with a hat. There are many different styles from which you can choose, but try to include at least one classic beret and one solid-colored fedora. A slouchy beanie is another must-have type of hat for your fall capsule wardrobe collection.

9. Duster

It is always fun to see flowy dusters come out in the fall. Throwing on one of these long, light coats can make any outfit look more dynamic. If you want an ever-classy look, choose a duster in a solid color that complements all the other items in your wardrobe. A duster can easily replace a jacket when the weather is mild and you want something a bit more airy.

Hot Pink Velvet Duster

10. Button-Down Dress

A T-shirt-inspired button-down dress is one of the comfiest items to add to your fall wardrobe. Select a dress that comes mid-thigh to show off your knee-high boots or opt for one that’s a little longer and looks great with your ankle-high booties. The nice thing about a button-down dress is that it can be made to look more casual for a luncheon with friends, or you can dress it up with a statement belt for days at the office.

Get Inspiration for Your Capsule Wardrobe

Kate Hewko has a wide variety of runway-worthy clothing items you can use to prepare your fall capsule wardrobe. From sweaters to leather skirts and everything in between, you can find timeless clothing items that will still be relevant and classy years down the road. Fill your closet with these high-quality staple pieces you’ll be able to quickly put together striking outfits without spending hours rummaging through your full clothing closet.

Are you ready to start shopping for your fall wardrobe? Check out the newest selection of clothing staples available at Kate Hewko.

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