My favorite season is here again! If you’ve been with me for a bit you know how much I love fall but how I always struggle to dress for it. I get a little anxious to throw on my sweaters even though it’s still in 70s.
Last year I felt that I started to get a grasp on my fall style and I’m excited to punch it up even more this year. So in this post I’m going to share my picks for my fall 2018 capsule, something I’m finally doing this season & my wishlist!
Not going to lie. I started thinking about my fall capsule at the end of July/beginning of August. Summer I admire and respect you but Fall is my jam. I knew I wanted to focus on neutrals and there are definitely some trends (that I plan to make part of my permanent style) that I have been drawn towards. You’ll see this in some of the pieces I chose such as the polka dot silk skirt & grandpa white sneakers. I’m super excited to pair my silk skirt with some of my sweaters and sneakers this fall. I’m also thinking of playing around with some tights + sneaker options so we will see!
I ended up with 35 items in my capsule (even though I think I left out one critical pair of pants!) but I’m overall happy with that number. There are a few things that I might like to add as long as my budget allows but I’m hoping I can stick around 35!
Tops – 5
Sweaters – 8
Bottoms – 7
Dresses – 4
Jackets/Coats – 5
Shoes – 6
1 | raw silk crop top* | lacausa | size: small | ethically made in LA | linked to similar option
2 | georgia tee in linen | elizabeth suzann | size: os | ethically made in nashville, TN
4 | cream print blouse* | millie & lou | size: small | repurposed vintage | linked to similar option
7 | brown crop sweater | madewell | size: small | old | similar ethical option
8 | tan sweater with stripes | madewell | size: small | old | similar under $50
14 | brown floral dress | reformation | size: medium | purchased secondhand | love this one
16 | linen harper tunic | elizabeth suzann | size: os | ethically made in nashville, TN
17 | midi sweater dress* | zara | size: medium | purchased secondhand | link to similar
18 | polka dot skirt | Tiger’s Den Vintage | size: 8 | vintage | similar vintage option
19 | cognac wide leg pant | madewell | size: 26 | purchased secondhand | similar ethical option
20 | florence linen pant | elizabeth suzann | size: small regular | ethically made in nashville, TN
21 | olive trousers | lacausa | size: 6 | ethically made in LA
22 | wide leg pants | madewell | size: 4 | purchased secondhand | similar option under$50
23 | black vintage jeans | c/o the oak closet | size: 8 | vintage | https://www.etsy.com/listing/513492850/black-acid-wash-high-waist-jeans?ref=shop_home_active_4
24 | black crop jeans | agolde | size: 28 (runs small!) | ethically made in LA | similar ethical option
25 | clyde canvas jacket | elizabeth suzann | size: x-small | ethically made in nashville, TN |
26 | black jacket | zara | size: medium | old | similar ethical option | similar under $50
27 | houndstooth blazer | etsy | size: 6P | vintage | love this vintage one
28 | linen trench | first rite clothing | size: small | ethically made in CA | similar ethical option
30 | white sneakers | nike | size: 7.5 (order a half size up) | purchased secondhand
31 | tan sneakers | zara | size: 38 | purchased secondhand
35 | rain boots | c/o alice + whittles | size: 7 | ethically made in sir lanka
This year I’m also being more diligent about documenting which pieces I wear from my capsule. I’ve tried several times to document my wearage let’s call it, through online spreadsheets and I always seem to forget after only a few weeks in. This go around I physically wrote out my list and I’m keeping it on my nightstand next to my wardrobe. This way I’m waaaay more likely to remember to document my item usage.
This concept of keeping a closet journal is definitely not new. But I’m excited to join the other women such as Paige from Style This Life and Lee from Stylee Bee on creating a more tangible measurement of the pieces I truly wear and the ones I don’t. I’m super excited to see how this goes and may even provide an update once I’m half way through!
I’ve been craving strong modern geometric shapes lately. Mostly in the form of jewelry or handbags. I love the graphic element that they bring to a look. It’s unexpected and a great focal point.
Last year my 80s vintage blazer got a lot of wear so this year I want to look for more plaid or houndstooth blazer that I can wear as an putter layer. Since I wore the one I currently own so much I know if I add a second one to my closet that it will most likely be worn just as much!
PATENT LEATHER ACCESSORIES
I’ve always used black as a main accessory color and now I’m looking to up my game with patent leather accessories whether that be in handbags, shoes or a nice shiny raincoat!
If you’re also creating a fall capsule this season be sure to leave me a comment so I can check it out! I’m always looking for new inspiration 🙂