Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials
Fall is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the season than to update your capsule wardrobe! A fall capsule wardrobe consists of pre-winter items meant to be layered over top winter pieces, with a focus on crisp, earthy tones – ideal for those cooler days leading up to winter. The key to any fall wardrobe makeover is planning carefully. Choose pieces that are versatile and wearable year round, and can transform with the seasons change. Here are our top picks for the season:
Fall capsule wardrobe staples include cardigans, sweaters, jackets, pants, and blazers. A basic fall wardrobe can be broke down into five key pieces: cardigans (any type, length, neckline, Fabric, or color); booties (cool, neutral or warm), lined or unlined; sweaters (again, any type, look for neutral or warm), and pants. Keep in mind that the focus of this wardrobe should not be on specific types of clothing, but on the general essentials you need to stay warm and look good. Fall trends will include more muted, toned down colors as opposed to bright, bold fall colors – think browns, creams and greens instead of rich, metallic tones. Fall colors to look out for include rich browns, burnt orange, pumpkin, cinnamon, gold, rusty brown, and chocolate. Fall essentials also include outerwear, like leather jackets, sweaters and blazers.
When it comes to shopping for your fall capsule wardrobe, it’s important to find sustainable fashion brands. Sustainable fashion brands are those that use environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and materials, employ fair labor practices, and protect the environment by reusing, recycling and/or purchasing sustainably produced items. It is important that you educate yourself about the different environmental, fair labor practices that sustainably produce the items that you want to wear. It is also a good idea to purchase items from small, local artisans in developing countries. This not only shows you support a local economy, but it also promotes a fair price for their products.