Summer to Fall Capsule Wardrobe

It feels like I have been wearing the same boring-to-me clothes forever. So this in-between time when summer is winding down and fall is coming but the days are still warm seemed like the perfect time to try out a capsule wardrobe. Have you ever made one? The basic idea is that you have five or six main items. A pair of jeans, a dress, non-jean pants, a blazer or jacket, a blouse or top and maybe a sweater. Then you have accessories and basics, like shirts and camisoles, and of course shoes to round out complete outfits. Total purists will actually have a wardrobe that is truly only 10 or 12 items including shoes and outerwear. But, in general, the idea is that you create a mix and match wardrobe that gets you through an entire season with just five or six main pieces.

I had so much fun putting together this little wardrobe above. I love the cropped wide-leg look and I like that many of these pieces could be worn in late summer and yet still make it all the way through fall. The black tunic is a versatile item that could be dressed up or down and the relaxed fit would be forgiving to my not-budging mom shape! I'm in love with the delicate bar earrings with little stones. And the gold watch and tote would go with everything. Ankle booties are great with dresses, jeans and cropped pants and can cruise right into fall with tights and socks.

What do you think? Would you try a capsule wardrobe? Or if you have already, what worked and what didn't? 


  1. I have so had a capsule wardrobe on my to do list for ages! I must start it for fall. Is it supposed to be October 1st for Autumn? I'll have to look at that website again and get ready! ( is the first place I saw this idea. I feel like my tiny wardrobe is already quite a little capsule, but I never rotate seriously each season. So maybe I'll give it a go for Autumn!

    1. October 1 seems like a good date to shoot for. The temps are definitely fall temps by then! I can't wait to see what you come up with. :) xoxo

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