18 Versatile Basics To Create a Fall Capsule Wardrobe

I’ve been a closet cleaning machine recently, mainly because moving gives you a chance to see or organize everything you own. There were quite a few items that I’d been hanging on to because maybe I’d wear them for a certain occasion, but I finally realized they were just taking up space and I would probably never wear them again. Out of my closet and onto Poshmark they went! My goal is to create a modified capsule wardrobe. I’m not going to drastically shrink my wardrobe down to only 40ish pieces, but I am going to build a closet that is made up of really versatile pieces that I completely LOVE to wear. A big part of this is being mindful of what I purchase. Rather than spending $50 here and there on trendy pieces, I’m focusing on high-quality basics that can be worn numerous ways and can be carried from season to season (for the most part). Below are some items that would be perfect for a fall capsule wardrobe! They are classic, neutral and can be used to create tons of outfits. Just click the image to shop!


  1. Striped long sleeve T-shirt. This wardrobe staple is perfect for layering under sweaters/jackets or wearing by itself with shorts until it cools down.
  2. Plaid scarf. Plaid is always big for fall and winter, so it’s definitely a piece you’ll wear for years to come!
  3. Military/utility style jacket. This style has been popular for years now and it won’t be leaving anytime soon! Pair it with a striped top, skinny jeans and brown booties for an instantly fashionable look.
  4. Everyday necklace and earrings. These Kendra Scott earrings and necklace are my go-t accessories.
  5. Camel colored sweater. Camel is such a classic color for fall and looks really chic paired with black pieces.
  6. Dark skinny jeans. Almost every morning I put on skinny jeans, booties and then decide on a top. It’s an easy recipe for a fall outfit!
  7. Classic watch. A timeless (ha! no pun intended) style will last you for years! They are definitely worth the investment. A nice watch adds so much to an outfit.
  8. White cami. Perfect for layering under cardigans!
  9. Cognac colored booties. I just bought these and they have a cute dip in the front which elongates your legs. They work perfectly with skinny jeans!
  10. Mules. This style of shoe is quickly becoming a staple in my closet. This dusty pink color would go with almost everything!
  11. Sneakers. A must when traveling! They look stylish and are comfortable for walking around.
  12. Striped sweater. A striped sweater will never go out of style and easily makes your outfit look pulled together.
  13. Cardigan for layering. A neutral-colored cardigan is a must for any fall wardrobe. It can easily be thrown over a cami or dress.
  14. Plaid top. Plaid just screams fall! This peplum tank would be so cute with skinny jeans and heels or layered under a cardigan.
  15. Easy, breezy dress. Dresses look cute with booties while it’s still warm out can also be layered with tights and a sweater when it cools down. This burgundy color is perfect for transitioning into fall!
  16. Belt. An easy way to look put together is by adding a belt to your jeans and tucking in your top. This styling trick especially works well with high-waisted denim.
  17. Cognac colored purse. I’ve had this purse for almost a year now and use it almost every day! It’s the perfect size and color.