Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. The changing colors of the leaves, the crisp air, and the cozy feeling of wearing warm clothes and layers are all reasons to love this season. As we transition from summer to autumn, it’s the perfect time to create a slow autumn capsule wardrobe.
A capsule wardrobe is a collection of essential pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a variety of outfits. The idea is to have fewer clothes but more options. When creating a slow autumn capsule wardrobe, it’s important to focus on quality over quantity. Choose pieces that are well-made and will last for years to come both stylewise and in terms of quality.
Start by assessing your current wardrobe. What pieces do you already have that can be worn in the autumn? Look for items like sweaters, jeans, and boots. These are all staples of a slow autumn capsule wardrobe. Next, dont forget to integrate your summer dressers and skirts that are perfect for layering with cozy sweaters and socks. Some people like to make a list of the pieces you have but im more of a visual person so I perfer images or simply looking at my closet.
When or if shopping for new pieces, look for items that are versatile and can be worn in different ways and seasons. For example, a classic trench coat can be dressed up for a night out or worn with jeans and sneakers for a casual weekend look. A cozy sweater can be worn with a skirt, dress, trousers, or leggings.
Finally, don’t forget to incorporate your personal style into your capsule wardrobe. Choose pieces that make you feel confident and comfortable. Remember, the goal of a slow autumn capsule wardrobe is to simplify your life, not to restrict your personal style. Timeless for me might not be the same as for you.
In conclusion, creating a slow autumn capsule wardrobe is a great way to simplify your wardrobe while still looking put together and staying warm. Focus on quality over quantity, choose versatile pieces, and don’t forget to incorporate your personal style. With a little bit of effort, you can create a wardrobe that will last for years to come.
Here are some past autumn/transitional combinations i’ve worn in the past that I could easily wear again this season.
This is my go to essential capsule list
- black trousers
- beige trousers
- grey trousers
- beige dress
- black dress
- beige skirt
- black skirt
- beige /brown chunky cardigan
- black wool/cashmere cardigan
- beige wool/cashmere sweater
- mary jane/ballerina
- grey socks
- ecru socks
- tank top
- longsleeved t-shirt/top