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Building A Fall Capsule Wardrobe

September 21, 2015

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I’ve been talking a lot about my fall capsule wardrobe on Instagram  and am excited it’s finally cooling down and I’ve really had the chance to work on putting it together. Capsule wardrobes seem to be all the rage these days and I found with my maternity wardrobe that I really enjoyed this simplified version of getting dressed. To start you have to work on eliminating what you don’t need and then figure out what you do need. The key is to take one shopping trip to pick up these pieces and then you don’t shop for the rest of the season (we’ll see how this goes!!). When Springfield Town Center reached out about having me pick up a few pieces for fall I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to start shopping for my simplified fall wardrobe! 

I had to go to DC for a meeting so I hopped over to the mall and enjoyed a solid 2 hours of alone, shopping time – iced latte in hand. It was pure bliss. I went early before it got crowded and had fun stocking up at Loft, Chicos and White House Black Market on pieces for fall. 

Building A Fall Capsule Wardobe

 I can’t wait to share all of the looks I was able to create using the start of my capsule wardrobe over the coming weeks — but today I wanted to share a few tips I took when cleaning out my closet and taking a good look at what I needed before I started to shop. 

How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe For Fall

Loft skirt & top // H&M scarf from Springfield Town Center

  • Pull out all of your fall clothes — I had a ton in the basement so you can see everything you’re working with. Before you start think about a color palette for your wardrobe – this will make the elimination process easier. The key to creating a successful capsule wardrobe is picking interchangeable pieces that will easily work well together so you can maximize the amount of outfits you can create. I knew I wanted to stick with mostly neutrals — and when I saw the scarf pictured above at H&M and similar colors in store at Loft I knew I had my palette. Black, white, denim, navy, mustard, blush and tan. Of course this isn’t all you can wear, but it helps in pulling together your capsule. 
  • Make three piles, one for the capsule, one to give away, one to store — these are pieces that you won’t be wearing this season but you may not necessarily be ready to part with. 
  • Have a general idea of the types of pieces you want in your wardrobe, you don’t need a specific list but I knew I wanted a few dresses, plenty of jeans, cozy sweaters, thin tops and blouses. 
  • Start eliminating! If you didn’t wear it last year or it’s stained or damaged it should certainly find it’s way to the reject pile. 

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Loft top & jeans // Target flats from Springfield Town Center 

 

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  1. I find the idea of a capsule wardrobe so intriguing! I love the idea of a simplified closet (and morning routine!), but I’m not sure how I’d feel about cutting down my shopping. Very curious to hear your continued thoughts throughout the season!

    Allison @ alwayseatdessert.com