[EARLY] FALL Capsule wardrobe
hey hey friends!! I cannot believe it’s been over a month since I’ve written a blog post! so crazy how fast time flies, and it just gets away from me. just so busy with three kids, work and just life. I have so much I want to put out here but its been hard finding time! now with the new fall season approaching I want to share all the things starting with an
EARLY FALL CAPSULE WARDROBE!
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I have been wanting to create a capsule wardrobe for so long and I finally sat down, thought about items I love and will be wearing as we head into the fall season. this took me days to complete because it takes a lot of brain power to think about and put together… #mombrain haha!! I am calling this early fall because I know there are some of you who gets full on fall weather in mid-september and definitely by October and you might need more layers. but here in souther California, fall doesn’t really begin til mid-October and even then its not really chilly yet, so I’m all about light layers. also being a mama to 3, my styles definitely more
easy-going and casual, but still on-trend, effortless, versatile & most importantly, functional!
STRAIGHT LEG JEANS
Jeans are definitely a closet staple all year round, so this is kind of a given. I am all about the high rise jeans, and I like a straight leg, ankle length because they look great with pretty much any shoe in you closet. I chose this medium wash, without any distressing because it is the most versatile. I know it will go with everything and anything in my closet, plus without distressing you can wear them wherever and look polished. I suggest adding a pair of jeans you think you’d get the most wear out of, a pair you feel most comfortable in wearing to different types of occasions. if that means a dark wash, or a skinny leg or a black pair – then got for that. the outfits I created will pretty much go with any type of jeans.
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[ SPANX FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS]
another closet staple for the fall and also for winter are the Spanx Faux leather leggings – I have been wearing mine for a few years now and I AM STILL VERY MUCH OBSESSED with them. I honestly think they are flattering on everyone, the perfect amount of compression, and they can be worn with EVERYTHING! they can be worn for activewear, business casual, date night or a casual day around town. I recommend sizing up in these – I wear a medium petite. they hug in all the right places + I love the high waist. I know that there are some of you who are not a fan of wearing leggings out and about, but I personally do it all the time and these are better than regular leggings because they are definitely not see-through, and the faux leather look gives them an elevated look. if the faux leather look is too extra for you, I will also link some other favorite leggings that are also not see-through and fit well!
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[ DENIM JACKET ]
a denim jacket is another must have for your closet pretty much all year long. it is the perfect layering piece, worn or just draped over your shoulders, its a the perfect piece to have at all times and to complete an outfit. its classic and effortless – I love regular fitting denim jackets, but I have been in love with oversized denim jackets for the past few seasons. just easy to throw on over literally anything. denim jacket will never go out of style and I love styling it will leggings, dresses or skirts and even jeans for that cool effortless Canadian tuxedo!
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[ LEATHER/SUEDE MOTO JACKET ]
I love a good Moto jacket! for us in Southern California, we cannot wear a leather jacket comfortably until fall and winter and it is one of my favorite pieces to bust out once the season changes. just like the denim jacket, the leather Moto will NEVER go out of style, a classic yet edgy piece that will totally elevate any outfit. you can literally wear it with anything – I wear mine over dresses, with jeans, over a sweat set – it will instantly complete your outfit and make it on trend and chic! for this capsule, I added the suede Moto jacket as opposed to leather, because the texture instantly makes me think of fall plus this cognac brown color is giving me all the fall feels!
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[ BLAZER ]
want to sophisticate any outfit? give it an instant cool, effortless, but classic vibe – just add a blazer. a blazer is definitely a wardrobe staple and is a perfect layer especially in the beginning of fall, when its not too cold yet still kinda warm, throw over a dress, shorts and a top or with jeans. I also love a blazer over a sweatshirt and bike shorts or leggings. its comfortable and functional for mommying around but still super chic. you honestly cannot go wrong with any color – I just suggest choosing something more neutral so you can mix and match with a bunch of outfits – for this capsule I chose black – very classic, but I also love white or camel. if you want something a bit more, a plaid blazer would be great too!
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[ PLAID SHIRT / SHACKET ]
plaid shirts or flannels have been a fall must-have piece for forever haha! I don’t know what screams more than a plaid flannel. its cute and a nice change to a basic tee or top. another piece I love that I am so happy is back for another season is the shirt jacket or shacket. I love switching out my denim jacket with the shirt jacket in fall – a nice change and adds a bit more fall feels to your outfit.
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[ CHUNKY SWEATER / CARDIGAN ]
ok so these two items are kind of a given, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have a sweater or cardigan in their fall rotation – I probably have way too many for the season, but I am all about cozy and nothing gives me more fall cozy feels than a soft chunky knit. I love a cute sweater to throw with jeans or leggings. an oversized cardigan is also the perfect cozy piece for a dress or with leggings. love the mixing of textures!
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[ FLORAL DRESS ]
this is my one kind of dressier option, something to change up wearing jeans or leggings. plus I love bringing in a floral dress from summer into the fall by adding fall layers, like a jacket or cardigan and some booties. I also love that dresses look cute with sneakers too!
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[ TOPS ]
the other tops I included in my capsule wardrobe are a black tee, bodysuit, graphic tee & sweatshirt. these four pieces are favorites of mine and I tend to grab them when I don’t know what else to wear. you can never go wrong with a good tee – whether its black, white or grey. pick a neutral good-fitting tee and you can do some much with it. bodysuits have become super popular in the last couple years and I AM HERE FOR IT. I love them, make outfits super seamless and effortless since they are already tucked in. very clean and minimal and just like a tee, it can be used in a lot of different outfits. although I chose black for both, it would be great to do a white tee and black body suit, so you have options. also added in a graphic tee because I still love wearing them very much. if I want to make my casual or easy look a bit more interesting, a graphic tee is a great option. lastly a sweatshirt, because I am all about comfort and sweatshirts are casual cool and easy to throw on as well. I love a good graphic sweatshirt, or this university/collegiate type sweatshirt, but a plain one works well too!
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[ SHOES ]
I’ve included two pairs of booties – brown & black, and two pairs of sneakers – casual style & a chunkier, more athletic style. These are the types of shoes I wear regularly in the fall. the booties are perfect to wear casually but also can dress up an outfit depending on what you’re wearing. and duh! nothing is more fall, than a pair of booties. sneakers are a go-to for me all year round, they’re not only comfortable and functional for running around with kids, but they are also classic yet cool for everyday looks. these are the shoes I gravitate towards to the most during this season. other shoes I would’ve included if it fit my current lifestyle are maybe loafers, flats, closed-toe heels or knee high boots. if you are in the office or get a bit more dressed up, one of these might be great to switch out a pair of sneakers with.
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OK! wow! this is kind of a lengthy post, but I hope you find out super helpful in putting together fall outfits. especially putting together outfits with pieces you already own or seeing what you have in your closet and what you might need this season, so you don’t spend unnecessarily. I will be sharing some, if not most, of these outfits over on my Instagram in action in some style reels, so if you don’t follow me there make sure to follow! also I always link all my outfits on my SHOP LTK page, so follow along there as well if you have the app! its actually super easy to use and you can now swear specific items within a person’e profile making it even easier to shop!
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