Building a Fall 2018 Capsule Wardrobe

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Okay, so I wrote this post a while back about how I was creating a spring capsule wardrobe. While I had all of the intentions in the world of creating one, I just never pulled the trigger! I actually purged my wardrobe but ending up working with what I had instead of purchasing new items to complete my capsule. In hindsight, I guess what I was utilizing for spring / summer was technically still a capsule! If you’re unfamiliar with the term “capsule wardrobe” essentially it’s a edited down seasonal wardrobe consisting of 25-35 pieces (both basics and some fashion pieces) that you can mix and match. My intetions for creating a capsule wardrobe are still the same this time around and I’m excited to get through the process!

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In case you missed it here, are the steps I took for my spring capsule and will be taking for fall as well.

STEP 1: CLEARING OUT MY CURRENT CLOSET

Nothing is more cumbersome than cleaning out your closet. I've walked into my closet so many times ready to start purging only to become overwhelmed minutes later and give up. However, it's time to tackle it and give myself at least a few hours to get it done. There are so many pieces that don't fit me, that I have attachments to, or pieces that I'm "saving" for that hypothetical event that isn't happening. I just want less. 
 

STEP 2: TAKE INVENTORY OF WHAT'S LEFT

After I legit rip through my closet I'm going to create a list of everything that I have. For example: 1 pair of boyfriend jeans, 2 pairs of skinny jeans, 1 button down shirt, etc. This list will help me later down the line when I'm ready to start building my capsule. I created a helpful capsule wardrobe worksheet in this post that you can print and use as well!
 

STEP 3: CREATING AN INSPIRATION BOARD

I pin so much over on Pinterest and so I've started a board specifically for my Fall '18 capsule wardrobe. Follow me here! Once I feel like I've gathered enough inspiration I will pull out common themes, colors, and silhouettes and start building my shopping list! 
 

STEP 4: THINK ABOUT HOW I WANT MY CAPSULE TO FIT MY LIFESTYLE

My lifestyle is wildly different this year versus last year for obvious reason. So going through my old fall / winter clothing actually made me feel like I needed to purge everything. I want my wardrobe to work for me and my new needs especially since I'm a mom. I definitely want to stay stylish but I also want to stay practical!
 

STEP 5: SHOP TILL I DROP, JK. COMPLETE MY CAPSULE!

Now comes the fun part! Once I've successfully completed steps 1-4 I will start online shopping for the pieces I need to complete my capsule.


Below are the pieces that my ideal capsule wardrobe will consist of! Some of these pieces I already own, but for the sake of sharing what my completed capsule will potentially look like I’ve added everything below!
 

Tops

Sweaters

Jackets

Bottoms

Shoes

Accessories

Dresses / Jumpsuits