fall wardrobe essentials

Back To Basics: How To Create A Fall Capsule Wardrobe

September 6, 2020

The end of summer has always been one of the most exciting times of the year. Soaking up the final days of blissful sunshine and bikini-wearing temperatures always feel nostalgic, and the first taste of the feeling of fall in the air is like the start of a whole new beginning.

When you're building a basic wardrobe, you really want to keep all of your colors neutral like whites, blacks, beiges and greys.


Knowing whether a pair of jeans will be comfy enough to wear during lockdown or will end up being supremely uncomfortable can be hard. The number #1 thing for building a wardrobe is having good fitting jeans. First, you want to find the right rise for your body type and then the leg shape. You don't want something that's too tight on the ankle like a skinny one. Just a nice straight down is gonna make your legs look super long and gonna be super timeless. Consider high-rise, distressed and straight-leg jeans styles your new default. Re/done has really great jeans that are vintage levi's.They are not stretchy, they are very classic and very good quality denim.

RE/DONE 90s jean, shop

Agolde kind of has a similar vibe like it's very vintagey and their denim lasts a long time.

AGOLDE mid rise jean, shop

If you have a high belly, these Levi's ribcage jeans will fit you perfectly!

LEVI'S ribcage, shop


Even if you're not a self-proclaimed "pants" person, having a few essential styles in your closet will ensure that you've got your bases covered: for work, for dressy events, for an errand run—whatever you might have going on.

FRANKIE SHOP Boy Pants, shop

ZARA Pleated Pants, shop

FRANKIE SHOP Pleated Suit Pants, shop

| TEES |

Everyone needs to have a really well fitting white t-shirt in their closet. It's important to look at the fit in order to avoid something that's too slim and tight but to drape nicely. Invest in a good quality tee that I promise you it's gonna last for a long time.

Uncle Studios white tee, shop

Style it with black skinny ripped jeans and ankle open-toe black boots for your next rock concert.

FRAME muscle tee, shop


Find one that has breathable material and form fitting , so you can layer it. You can tuck it into suit pants like there's just so many ways to wear this.

EVERLANE Micro Rib Turtleneck, shop


Try to invest in a good quality leather jacket ( prefer a vegan one ) that will last for a long time for sure. It's such a staple either you choose a biker style jacket or a blazer style, so pick one that best represents your style.

ALL SAINTS Balfern Leather Jacket, shop

FREE PEOPLE Vegan Blazer Jacket, shop

FREE PEOPLE Vegan Moto Jacket, shop


An investment piece of the highest order, a classic coat will stand the test of time. Pick a wool overcoat or a classic trench, these timeless pieces promise to grow with you as your style evolves.

H&M Wool-blend coat, shop

MANGO Double Breasted Trench, shop


Everyone has to have a pair of white sneakers in their wardrobe! A simple way to put an effortless spin on everything from androgynous suiting to floral dresses, minimal designs by the likes of Common Projects and RE/DONE have become bona-fide closet essentials.

REEBOK Club C 85, shop

COMMON PROJECTS Sneakers, shop


Undoubtedly black booties promise to put an irreverent spin on any outfit. The perfect complement to everything from diaphanous dresses and oversized knits to micro mini dresses, invest in a pair and they’re sure to become one of the most-worn pieces in your closet. Teaming yours with blue denim? Stay one step ahead by tucking your jeans safe styling trick.

DR. MARTENS Vegan Leather Boots, shop

Jazz up your everyday outfit with these suede boots for a cozy autumn morning.

LULUS Suede Lace-Up Boots, shop

| BAGS |

If you don't already have a black leather bag you should get one ASAP. This is the essential workhorse handbag. A medium to large top handle bag that can hold almost everything like your paperback book or tablet (and your pouch for makeup touch-ups). Try to choose one in a neutral-color leather like black or medium to dark brown so that scuffs and stains won’t be noticeable, because who else has spilled their morning coffee on their bag?

ANGELA ROI Satchel Bag, shop

This is one type of handbag that should be as seasonless as possible, because you want to be able to hold onto it for years and use it for any event. Go for this off-white colour that simply matches with every outfit.

BOTTEGA VENETA Off-white Pouch, shop

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