By now, you know I love a good capsule wardrobe. I always create one for when I travel. It involves planning out the least amount of pieces that will create the greatest amount of options, while minimizing the amount of space used in my suitcase.
It works pretty brilliantly for travel, but I never thought to create one for my own closet, and what I wear day to day. I had a lightbulb moment when I revisited a line that, to be honest, never appealed to me before. Often stereotyped as something for ladies my mother's age, I ended up finding tons of versatile pieces from Eileen Fisher that can be mixed and matched all season long. Cheap, no. But well built, and tailored to perfection, yes. They just feel good on your skin.
Fall is a time of big wardrobe buying for me. With the climate I live in, I can get wear out of the pieces I buy this time of year almost year round. I tend to spend a lot now, save a bundle when you might be buying cutoffs and sandals.
This season, I decided to limit myself to a certain number of pieces that can be mixed to create an outfit for every need. That magic number for me? 30. You probably have some of these pieces in your closet already, and you can use those to build your own capsule for fall.
THE 30 PIECES
Tailored Jacket | Oversize Jacket | Waxed Jacket | Denim Jacket | Chambray Shirt | Silk Asymmetric Tank | Grey Cropped Tee | Grey V-Neck Sweater | Leather Trim Bone Sweater | Silk Drape Pants | Olive Moto Pants | Jeans | Black Jeans | Black Racerback Tank Dress | Grey Silk Dress | Plaid Pencil Skirt | Black Tights | Rebel Gold Bar Pendant | Black Ankle Booties | Brown Fedora | Mixed Metals Cuff Bracelets | Black Stripe Flats | Black Fedora | Mixed Metal Stacking Rings | Taupe Ankle Booties | Oatmeal Beanie | Topaz Drop Earrings | Pyramid Stud Earrings | Shibori Scarf | Burgundy Scarf
I could create enough outfits to last me months with these 30 pieces, but here are a few to get you inspired.