6 Key Closet Staples To Add To Your Fall Wardrobe

Rishika Devnani , 20 Oct 2020
Fall Wardrobe Capsule Essentials | (Source: Instagram | @bershka, @hm)
Fall Wardrobe Capsule Essentials | (Source: Instagram | @bershka, @hm)

Transitioning your wardrobe for a new season can be a little challenging in this part of the world. We don’t get to experience all four seasons as intensely as other countries. Hence the lines are a bit blurred when it comes to dressing for each season. However, when the rain stops flooding the streets and the humidity stops frizzing our hair, it usually means that we’re entering Fall. And right about now would be the correct time to start re-arranging our wardrobe to dress for it. While doing so, it is important to strategically choose pieces that you can make the most of during this period. In other words, opting for essential and timeless clothing that will form your capsule wardrobe for Fall. 

It is easy to binge shop and end up with tons of sweaters that you probably won’t end up wearing. Therefore, it is important to pick clothes that can be layered, used repeatedly, and worn in multiple ways to form diverse outfits. Shopping with a purpose always helps you to save money and put together a wardrobe that will last you an entire season. Moreover, it ensures that you always know what to wear as each item of clothing has a purpose that matches with something else. Ideally, your capsule wardrobe should have a good balance of everything—tops, dresses, bottoms, accessories and shoes. Most of them being classic styles that always look good when put together. 

To help you maximise your closet to the fullest potential and set a strong foundation, we have put together some pieces to help you get started. There are many clothes that can be part of your capsule, however, we have assembled our top favourites from the lot.

Scroll below to check out 6 key items to inspire your Fall wardrobe capsule:

1) Leather Jacket

Leather is a must-have material for Fall/Winter, especially if you want to stay on-trend. It is the only time in the year you can carry off this textile without practically burning. We love the edgy yet luxe look it adds to an outfit. If you are bored with the conventional biker jacket, the over-sized yet structured fit (trending for the season) is an alternative to consider. Layer it over a crop-top and some smart trousers to add a touch of Fall to your look. Moreover, the relaxed fit is perfect to keep cool when the weather is still transitioning. There are so many ways you can play with the styling of this jacket! Button it up and wear it with some tights and booties for a comfortable but chic outfit.

2) Sweatshirt

A classic, but old-school essential is a vintage style or printed sweatshirt. This is a saviour for when you have no idea what to wear, want to stay comfortable but somehow look cute at the same time. Sweatshirts are easy to reach out for and if in a neutral colour, match with a variety of bottoms. To style your simple sweatshirt, look into the many trending denim styles for the season. Flared, tapered or straight-leg, a sweatshirt would look great with either. Moreover, to add a bit more character to the look, layer it over a shirt with collars. They are also great for a sporty look when paired with joggers or a denim mini-skirt and some chunky sneakers. 

3) Wide-Leg Pants

The wide-leg flared look inspired from the ’70s is a major trend for the Fall/Winter season. Whether it is in denim, leather or a different textile, make sure you opt for a black or white hue that is easily wearable. Remember, mixing and matching is key when creating a capsule wardrobe. The flared look is different from your average jeans and looks great with a lot of footwear such as platforms and wedges. Additionally, you can easily style these pants to make them work for a dressy occasion as well as for a simple day out. Turtleneck tops, sweaters, crop-tops all work to form a casual or elegant look with these trendy bottoms!

4) Sweater Dress

A sweater dress is the be-all piece your closet needs to carry you through a variety of occasions. For the lazy days when you don’t want to think of mixing and matching, pull out your sweater dress and accessorise away! It has a become a staple during the season for work, parties, a lunch date or when you want to look a little nicer! Again, going for a hue from the Fall-Winter colour palette makes it look more suitable for the current season. Add some accessories such as a belt-bag and loud earrings to make a statement. Moreover, you can have some fun by swapping out your footwear to match the vibe you are going for—sneakers for sporty casual, boots for edgy and sandals for casual every day.

5) Knit-Sweater

For the cooler days, we all need knit-sweater that feels like a hug. A monochromatic colour such as grey but in a trendy style could be the hero piece in your capsule wardrobe. The varying knit texture and balloon-sleeves will solve a lot of styling conundrums you may face. How effortlessly badass would a casual sweater paired with some leather pants and boots look? Count us in as this is definitely on our fashion list for Autumn as well! A comfy and stylish sweater in Fall is as essential as our basic white t-shirts in summer. They match with almost everything and can be recycled for the next year.

6) Block Heeled Ankle Boots

You can’t enter the season without a pair of boots, whether it is ankle, long or combat. They complete your outfit and instantly add oomph to your attire. A pair of basic black baddies are pairable with most of your looks without seeming repetitive. Moreover, to be en vogue with the season’s trends, go for a square-toe and textured material. The simple addition of boots to a basic outfit will make you strut away like a fashion diva. Be it your pieces of denim, sweater dress or skirt, it will perk up your neutral attire. If you aren’t too comfortable with heels, look into Chelsea boots which are a fail-safe staple as well.

What are some items that are essential for your Fall wardrobe capsule? Let us know in the comments below.

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