Get inspired to create 24 fall outfit combinations with 3 tops, 2 bottoms, 3 outerwear and 2 shoes.
In this post I will share how to create a mini fall capsule wardrobe, the breakdown of the 10 fall staple pieces and 24 outfit inspirations. I will be using the classic fall colors in this mini fall capsule wardrobe.
Let’s dive in!
What is a Mini Capsule Wardrobe?
A mini capsule wardrobe is a smaller sized collection of curated clothing items that can be paired with one another to create different outfits. A small capsule wardrobe is great for travellers and minimalists.
A minimalist capsule wardrobe usually consists less than 25 pieces. It is lesser than the usual capsule wardrobe which contains more than 25 pieces.
How to Build a Mini Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
Consider your lifestyle
Different lifestyles may need different attire for various activities. Identify the activities and daily errands in your life. Match it with your clothing items and consider if it is suitable for the daily tasks.
If you are a working professional, you may need more business attire than casual wear (assuming you go to the office 5 times a week with 2 days off). However, if you are working from home, a student or a stay-at-home mother, you may need more comfortable and presentable clothes.
Identify your Fall Staple Items
While keeping your day-to-day life in mind, write in a piece of paper or on your phone, the fall staple items based on your lifestyle. For example, if you are a working professional, then your fall staple items may look like this:
- Trench coat
However, if you need more casual wear then your fall essential clothes may look like this:
Those are just examples, you can make a list of your own based on your needs and lifestyle.
Create a Color Palette
Creating a color palette helps you to create a cohesive outfit. Make sure to create a color palette that works well with one another. With a mini capsule wardrobe, you have fewer clothes but more options so a well blended color palette is important.
You can learn to create a personal color palette that suits your skin tone or your seasonal color palette. However, if you want to go for the existing and general color palette like neutral color palette or earth-toned color palette, you are more than welcome to do so.
If you like colors and patterns, head to my guide on building a colorful capsule wardrobe.
Mini Fall Capsule Wardrobe Checklist
- Trench coat
- Chelsea boots
10 Pieces in the Mini Fall Capsule Wardrobe
An oversized button-down shirt is a staple in every capsule wardrobe. It can be dressed up or dressed down. A button-down shirt is versatile and can be worn in formal and casual settings.
A simple t-shirt is a great layering piece during cold season. You can pair it with jeans, trousers, and skirts, just about anything! You can never go wrong with a simple t-shirt. It is easy to style and comfortable to wear.
Sweater is a must-have for cold season. It is comfortable and easy to wear. You can pair it with anything and looks amazing! Match it with sneakers and jeans for street style look.
Jeans is timeless and evergreen. It is a staple item and a must-have in every wardrobe. Jeans are easy to match and versatile.
Elevate your outfit with trousers. Pair your trousers with anything to make it look classy and clean. Opt for solid colors like neutrals or easy black.
There are many ways you can style a blazer. Dress it up or dress it down, you can never go wrong with a blazer. You can pair it with dresses, bodysuits, t-shirts and jeans & more. You can also wear it on its own and add a belt on top of it.
Cardigans are a great transitional clothing piece. It is a great layering piece and can be styled in different ways. Pair it with two pieces outfit or one piece outfits.
8. Trench coat
Trench coat is another fall season classics. It is a great layering piece for your transitional seasonal wardrobe. Trench coats are lightweight and mostly water resistant which makes it a great piece for rainy days.
9. Chelsea boots
Chelsea boots are classy and easy to wear. It is also a great shoes to wear during rainy seasons. Opt for easy-to-clean material like leather boots which is also water resistant.
Flats are comfortable and easy to wear. It is also one of the staple items in any capsule wardrobe. Depending on the types of flats based on your preference, it can be styled casually, in work settings and for special events.
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How Many Pieces in a Mini Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
Generally, there is less than 25 pieces in a mini capsule wardrobe. However, there are no set amount on pieces you should have in a mini capsule wardrobe. It all depends on your lifestyle and needs.
What Goes in a Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
What items you should have in a capsule wardrobe mainly depends on your lifestyle and needs. However, this type of guide can be helpful in giving inspirations for you to build the perfect capsule wardrobe for you.
Here are the staple items you need in a general fall capsule wardrobe:
- Trench coats
- Turtleneck pullover
- Leather leggings
- Knitted dress