My favorite clothing season is here! I love, love, love Fall fashion and I had a ton of fun planning this capsule. I have an affinity for dark and edgy pieces so this capsule was right up my alley to plan. Things I kept in mind going in:
Overall “feel” of my capsule. In my Summer capsule I didn’t choose my pieces with each other in mind and because of that I had a harder time mixing and matching.
What do I love to wear in Fall? Leather, leggings, plaid, skinny jeans and long tops came to mind so I included lots of those. I also included a couple of maxi dresses that I can wear now when it’s still warm and transition with boots and jackets later in the season.
Stick to a color palette. In the Summer, I didn’t really have one and again, this made mixing and matching more difficult.
First I considered what pieces I would roll over from my current capsule:
- Black Caftan Dress
- Grey Racerback Maxi
- Black Blazer
- Black Cardigan
- Camo Jacket
- Soft Black Pant
- Dark Blue Skinny Jean
- Fleetwood Mac Concert Tee
- Tres Cool Top
- Black Tunic Blouse
- Basic Black Tank
Then I looked at the items in storage that I could use:
- Floral Blazer
- Grey Sweater Coat
- Oxblood Leather Jacket
- Studded Black Leather Jacket
- Blue Plaid Cape
- Black Jumpsuit
- Basic Black Leggings
- Shiny Black Leggings
- Black Snakeskin Pant
- Navy Graphic Tank
- Blue/Green Plaid Shirt
- Chambray Shirt
- Studded Black Tank
- Navy Print Kimono
I considered these pieces and could clearly see that my emerging color palette was mostly blue, black, white and grey. I decided for the shopping portion to look for pieces that would work with those colors. I decided I could use a few new tops and a pair of black skinny jeans. I also left room in my budget for one fun wild card piece, something I didn’t plan for that spoke to me. I gave myself a limit of $300 and I did a TON of planning for the capsule, easily two weeks’ worth of pre shopping and scouting for items I wanted to try on when the time came.
We had our Calgary trip planned for mid-August and this was when I did my shopping. I ended up buying mostly only items I had already scouted out and then tried on but I still didn’t find that one special wild card piece. After quite a bit of contemplation I decided I would splurge on a statement necklace from Baublebar, specifically the Courtney Bib in silver. I’ve lusted after it for months and knew I would wear it a ton. Technically jewelry isn’t part of my capsule but I figured putting the money toward an accessory I’d get a lot of use out of was better than settling on another clothing piece I wasn’t stoked about.
- Black Skinny Jeans
- Grey Paris Graphic Tee
- Army Green Tunic
- Indigo Cowl Sweatshirt
- Black and White Plaid Blouse
- Black and White Print Kimono
The cost of these clothing items was $213 total.
Here is my finished capsule, 31 pieces to be exact. Keep in mind that many of these items were old so I had to find something similar to give you an idea of what I chose. I debated skipping this part but I love visualizing when I read these types of posts and I decided that close is better than nothing at all in this case.
Floral Blazer Sweater Coat Oxblood Leather Jacket
Black Blazer Studded Black Leather Jacket Black Cardigan
Blue Plaid Cape Camouflage Jacket
Black Jumpsuit Black Caftan Grey Racerback Maxi
Dark Blue Skinny Jean Basic Black Leggings Shiny Black Leggings
Black Snakeskin Pant Soft Black Pant Black Skinny Jean
Navy Graphic Tank Grey Paris Graphic Tee
Tres Cool Top Fleetwood Mac Concert Tee
Army Green Tunic Black Tunic Blouse
Blue/Green Plaid Shirt Chambray Shirt
Indigo Cowl Sweatshirt Studded Black Tank
Basic Black Tank Black and White Plaid Blouse
Navy Print Kimono Black and White Print Kimono
That’s it for now! I can’t wait to put it into action this Fall.