Let’s get down to basics! Temperatures are dropping and that means it’s time to create our dream fall capsule wardrobe! Since we’re on this styling journey together, I want to make sure you have everything you need in your wardrobe to create the killer looks you’ve been waiting for. That means the best basics! As a personal stylist for the last 10 years, I give every client a list of wardrobe essentials they just need to have. These essentials are tools so that you can really dress to impress, and so that getting dressed is effortless every day! These items are available at every store and every price point, everything from Target to Saks. I’m sure you already have a few items from my list in your wardrobe… But just in case you don’t, take a peek at my top picks that are just for you. Happy shopping!
Save this post because I will be sharing ways to style these wardrobe staples for the whole season!
WHITE BUTTON DOWN
Everyone forgets about a white button down, but you can’t live without it! I can’t wait to teach you all the ways it can be dressed up, layered, tied, tucked in, worn as a dress, and more…. P.S., I recommend sizing up for a slight relaxed fit.
I know everyone has a graphic tee! Whether it’s a band tee, a cute slogan, or your favorite artwork, you can make a graphic tee look super elevated if you style it with other chic basics. Graphic tee, blazer, and biker shorts is my go-to look!
The ultimate layering piece!! Add warmth and the cutest layered look with pretty much every outfit. This $9 long sleeve black turtleneck will look so cute under dresses, tees, jackets, blazers, chunky sweaters, jumpsuits, hoodies… the possibilities are endless.
Of course, every fall capsule wardrobe needs the perfect sweater!! Especially one super soft, like cashmere. I’m personally loving this tan turtleneck sweater from Mango, super easy to throw on with denim and some layered chain necklaces.
Let’s be real, some days wearing pants is just not on my agenda!! But leggings can be super chic, too. Swap your workout leggings for this elevated leather pair, and style with hoodies and sneakers for the coziest fall capsule wardrobe look!
HIGH WAISTED JEANS
Once I went high-waisted, I never went back! It holds everything in, flattens the tummy, and hits at the most flattering spot in my waistline. Guaranteed flattering shape! Plus they are just so trendy. I love light wash with some distressing!
LONG SLEEVE DRESS
Sometimes you have to switch it up and wear a dress, just because! For the fall, a long sleeve dress with floral patterns is just what you need. Style it with booties and a leather jacket for an epic Instagram.
Outerwear we can’t live without. For those days when it’s too breezy for a tee, but too warm for a full sweater. I love this updated cropped, color block neutral style! Don’t you? Shop 6 of my favorite cardigans including ivory, baby blue, tan, autumn stripes, long crochet, and argyle.
Hands down, this is the #1 most worn item in my wardrobe. I always buy blazers a size up so they are relaxed and effortless. I style blazers with sweaters, shirts, graphic tees, crop tops, dresses, jumpsuits, pretty much everything!
Every styling session, this is the first thing I make sure my clients have! Especially in fall/winter, a leather jacket is the most stylish way to add layers and warmth to your look. This faux leather jacket from Amazon is so affordable! But my favorite is the All Saints Balfern leather jacket, it was my first investment purchase and I still have it 3 years later.
Pro tip, don’t go for a classic winter parka… instead, find a super stylish coat and make it part of your outfit! I love going for faux fur, shearing, or trench coat styles. This faux leather trench from Zara is my new fall uniform!
CHIC WINTER COAT
Pro tip, don’t go for a classic winter parka… instead, find a super stylish coat and make it part of your outfit! I love going for double breasted wool coat, because it’s just so timeless and wearable. Shop similar options in taupe grey, brown, and black.
I’m head over heels for the new Basquiat x Coach collection!! When it comes to a fall capsule wardrobe, you really only need one amazing versatile bag, and this is it!!
Black booties are the holy grail of shoes! I can’t think of one outfit these wouldn’t match with. 100% the easiest way to elevate any look is to add booties with a short heel and you have instant chic!
And since I am addicted to white shoes… white booties are a staple, too! White booties are for those fall/winter outfits that need that extra lightness and warmer detail. It’s the best neutral!
I wear sneakers with everything from work outs to daytime looks to suits. Now, you can create custom sneakers that have your dream fall colors and patterns! Totally personalized. I just created my dream pair last week! Who is next? Check out Coach.com for more details. Another great affordable option is the Nike Air Force 1’s, so classic!
Saving best for last… these white pumps are genuinely the only shoe a woman needs in her closet!! They match with every style, every look. It adds the brightest, chic pop to every look whether its all black or bold color. These are under $100 and the best investment you will ever make!
A GREAT BRA
Getting the right bra size makes the biggest difference. I’m a 32DD, so finding the right shape, support, and quality is non-negotiable. This brand has the perfect shape and lasts me 2-3 years!!
UPDATED WORKOUT SET
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