My 2021 Cozy Fall Capsule Wardrobe

Happy Monday friends!

I meant to get this up way earlier in the day, but 4 sick kids later and I’m just now sitting down to write this. Somehow that seems to be the way of things lately, but we just make the adjustment right?! I mentioned in my blog post on Sunday that my family is pursuing less stressful ways of living, and one of the major ways I’m doing that is to lift some of the rigid expectations I have of myself (more on that in a later post). And when my kids need me, I know you guys are gracious enough to wait. ♥️

BUT I am very excited to share this post with you today. It’s been a LONG time since I posted a capsule wardrobe on my blog, but all summer I’ve just been craving one more and more, and honestly? I feel that there’s no better time to do a capsule wardrobe than fall. Layers just LEND themselves to capsule wardrobes.

Times have changed though, and the last time I did a capsule wardrobe I was in a much different place in my life, and I’ve learned a ton about myself and my style/preferences since then.

One of the biggest things I’ve learned about myself is that the small number of clothing in a capsule wardrobe just isn’t for me. I like to have options and I feel limited with such a small amount of clothing. But with that said, I have learned what TYPES of clothing I like to wear. And as I started to pull my fall clothing out, I realized it all fit into very specific categories.

SO. I thought it would be fun to share those categories with you guys in the form of a capsule wardrobe so that if you want to follow along to whatever degree works for you then you can!

So basically: the capsule wardrobe below is comprised of the 35 categories of clothing I have in my wardrobe. So in reality, I have more clothing than those 35 pieces but as I share my capsule outfits I’ll include which category they fall into… which means you can do one of two things if you want to follow along:

you can do a true capsule wardrobe and just reach for similar pieces to my 35 OR if you’ve never wanted to do a capsule wardrobe because you felt like they were too rigid, you can do something similar to me.

With that said, I do want to say that I DID purge quite a lot from my wardrobe, and I did several rounds of purging until I was left with JUST the things I really loved/wanted to have in my wardrobe.

So even though I have more than the typical capsule number of clothes, I feel like I have the right amount for ME. I don’t feel stressed when I look in my closet and I feel like I’ll be able to get use out of everything. So I’d encourage you to also look beyond a specific number and just purge until you also feel comfortable with what you have left.

My plan is to start sharing outfits starting on Monday, October 4 which will hopefully give you enough time to pull together a capsule if you want to join in. At the end of this post, I’ll share 30 days of outfits from these 35 pieces so we can all work our way through the outfits together. 🙂

And because of the nature of what I do, there will still be new pieces coming in and out of my wardrobe so I’m thinking I’ll do some sort of end of month check in where I’ll share what was added/purged from my closet.

Okay then! Let’s get to my fall capsule wardrobe:

fall capsule wardrobe 2021

Shop my Capsule Categories:


A White Sleeve Tee


A White Blouse


A Top with a Fun Detail


A Sweater Vest


A Mid Length Cardigan

I also love my Babaa cardigan until it gets too cold (it doesn’t fit well under outerwear)


A Fall Maxi Dress


A “Cropped” Sweater

The one in the collage is from Babaa


A Turtleneck Sweater


A Slip Skirt


A Long Cardigan


A Printed Blouse

Most of my printed blouses are older styles from Doen


A Graphic Tee


A Breton Stripe Sweater


A Breton Stripe Tee


An Oversized Flannel


A Fun Dress


A Sweatshirt


A “Cropped” Cardigan


Faux Leather Leggings


Black Jeans


Dark Wash Jeans


Mid Wash Jeans


Light Wash Jeans


White Pants or Jeans


Mules


Flats


High Top Sneakers


Comfy Sneakers


Clogs

My clogs are from Sandgrens


Lace Up Boots


Heeled Boots


Comfy Slip Ons


Ballet Flats

Mine are old from Everlane


Lug Boots


30 Days of Outfit Ideas:

  1. White long sleeve tee, mid wash jeans, and mules
  2. White blouse, black jeans, and comfy sneakers
  3. Fun detail tee, light wash jeans, comfy sneakers
  4. Sweater vest, white long sleeve tee, leather leggings, high top sneakers
  5. Mid length cardigan, graphic tee, light wash jeans, mules
  6. Oversized sweater, mid wash jeans, comfy sneakers
  7. Tee dress and high top sneakers
  8. Cropped sweater, mid wash jeans, comfy slip ons
  9. Turtleneck sweater, white pants, comfy sneakers
  10. Cropped sweater, slip skirt, and mules
  11. Graphic tee, long cardigan, mid wash jeans, mules
  12. Patterned blouse, black jeans, black ballet flats
  13. Breton stripe sweater, light wash jeans, comfy sneakers
  14. Breton stripe shirt, light wash jeans, comfy sneakers
  15. Flannel, mid wash jeans, lace up boots
  16. Fun dress, black lug boots
  17. Graphic sweatshirt, mid wash jeans, comfy sneakers
  18. Cropped cardigan, light wash jeans, black ballet flats
  19. White long sleeve tee, leather leggings, long cardigan, lug boots
  20. White long sleeve tee, flannel, black jeans, mules
  21. Turtleneck sweater, dark wash jeans, heeled boots
  22. Fun detail tee, mid wash jeans, mules
  23. Patterned blouse, light wash jeans, flats
  24. Cropped sweater, white pants, clogs
  25. White long sleeve tee, mid length cardigan, light wash jeans, comfy sneakers
  26. Tee dress and comfy sneakers
  27. Oversized sweater, faux leather leggings, comfy sneakers
  28. Graphic tee, long cardigan, black jeans, lug boots
  29. Breton stripe sweater, dark wash jeans, comfy slip ons
  30. Fun detail tee, dark wash jeans, mules

Okay that’s it for today you guys! Make to check back the first week in October to see how we’ll be styling these outfits. And if you decide to follow along, let me know in the comments and tag me on Instagram if you decide to share on there!

Until next time,

Karin

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