My Fall 2017 Capsule Wardrobe

fall autumn capsule wardrobe

My relation with my wardrobe is a bit weird at the moment. Because I now work from home, I don’t have the same need as before to change up my outfits. Shoes, outerwear, accessories… are not really something I reach out to daily. For somebody who loves fashion, it can become a bit depressing. I didn’t make any effort for summer but I decided to at least make a small one for fall.

My first step was reading and applying some principles from The Curated Closet. If you’re interested in personal style, capsule wardrobe and quality garments, I definitely recommend this book to you. After a full day of working on it, I ended up with a list of items that I wanted my closet to be made of. Some I already had, some I didn’t. Obviously, because I am all “quality over quantity” (and I didn’t win the lottery), I couldn’t buy all the missing items at once. So I selected a few of them. Here is what I bought.
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fall autumn capsule wardrobe

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Good quality basics

When you decide to go with a capsule wardrobe, you usually prefer good quality clothes over fast fashion. But it doesn’t mean that you have to get rid of some clothes if they are still good and fit your style. In terms of basics, I still own a few fast fashion items that are not amazing quality but still fit me okay. This fall, I decided to gradually replace these items with better quality ones. Starting with t-shirts.

Bye-bye polyester and cheap cuts. Hello 100% coton.

If you’re interested, I got mine from RW&co.

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Knitwear

Sweaters are the basis of fall fashion. I realized this year that I had enough of them in terms of quantity but not much variety in terms of colours. So I completed my collection with a very nice Navy one from COS and a fun blush one from Gap. Love them!
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Accessories

As I work from home and don’t really make the most out of my clothes, I didn’t feel like spending a lot of money this season. When you are in that situation, accessories are always the best way to go. Much cheaper than clothes, they can easily change a whole look. While I was in COS, I spotted these earrings and fell in love. Super simple and minimalist yet they make a great impact.

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To be 100% with you, there are 2 things that are still on my radar. Both from Everlane. A silk shirt and a nice backpack. My birthday being next month, I think that I might treat myself then…

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  • I’m with you – I don’t need a ton of fancy clothes, since I work from home half the time. But investing in some good basics is clutch!

  • Melissa Chee

    I LOVE those boots! 🙂

    • thehandbagdiary

      Thank you! I have to admit that they are not the most comfortable but I love them.

  • Love those simple earrings!

    • thehandbagdiary

      Thank you!

  • Everyone needs great basics in their closet! And good accessories of course 🙂

  • Mary Cressler

    I’ve been trying to motivate myself to do a capsule wardrobe for about 3 years now!!! I suck. One of these days I’ll jump on board. Those earrings are great. They’re just my style (simple yet elegant!).

    • thehandbagdiary

      I started last year and love it. I don’t follow the rule about the number of items you need but I do have a more curated wardrobe now and I love it. Not buying anything during the season is hard at first if you like shopping but you get used to it and it is kind of a relief now. You should try it