Top 10 Basics for a Fall Capsule Wardrobe

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Do you absolutely love fall but don’t have the budget (or space) to have tons of trending fall looks?  I’ve created a fall capsule wardrobe that will get you through the season while making endless fall styles without breaking the bank by just having my top 10 fall basics.

My Top 10 Fall Basics



I feel like this one is a given.  Long sleeve basic tees are a great staple piece to have in your closet.  I’d recommend focusing more on neutral colors to have more freedom with mixing and matching.  Specifically I would try to have a white, black, grey, and maybe a striped tee as well.  I have a few of these tees and I love them.


So I know every single girl has a few pairs of their favorite leggings lying around.  Heck I have a whole drawer of my go-to leggings.  A favorite black legging is always a staple for any time of year, especially if they hold up with wear and are a good price.  Like I’ve said before, these are my favorites as far as athletic types go.  Those are also good for wearing longer tops and sweatshirts with as well.  It’s also great to have one pair of faux leather leggings.  These add an edgy flare to any outfit and are still more comfortable than real pants.  Here is a splurge pair that really suck you in and aren’t see through (size up).  I invested in a pair last year and they held up great and I wore them all the time when I wanted to look more put together but still not wear pants.  I’ve also heard that these are a good less expensive option.


There’s nothing like a good pair of jeans to make a girl feel confident.  A quality dark wash skinny jean with little to no distressing is a very versatile option.  My favorite type are these because they fit my body really well (I wear my normal size) and don’t stretch out.  I also love the look of thesebut they are more of a splurge piece.


These boots go with everything and add a little edgy flare and sexiness to every look. Over the knee boots make your legs look longer when worn with jeans and they also make mini skirts, rompers, jumpers, and shorts appropriate for fall weather.  They keep you warm and balance out shorter pieces.  Prices can vary depending on the quality or brand you are looking for but I have these in both black and taupe and I love them (and you can’t beat the price).  They aren’t too high and don’t slide down (normal size or size up .5 for thicker socks).  I’ve heard great things about these too.


A basic and comfortable bootie is a great shoe option for fall.  They pair well with everything and can be dressed up or down.  I’d recommend a nude or taupe pair to be easily paired with any color.  I absolutely love these as a dressier option or these for a more casual/everyday vibe.


Cardigans are a year round item for me.  I wear them almost every day since I get chilly at random throughout the day and it’s easy to slip on and off.  They look great with shorts and tanks, dresses and over the knee boots, or leggings and a tee.  For a capsule wardrobe, neutral colors are best to pair limitlessly but it’s good to have one colorful or printed on as well, just to shake things up a little.  I’ve been loving this one lately and it comes in a lot of color options to choose from.


I only own one flannel.  It’s black and white and made from the traditional thermal fabric.  I’ve had it for years so I can’t find it anymore but this one is really similar and it has great reviews too.  Flannels add a casual vibe to outfits when tied around your waist and can be worn with jeans, shorts, dresses, and skirts.  Just one flannel makes endless combinations when paired with your favorite items.


These could fall under the long sleeve tee category, but I wanted to give them their own spot on the list because I have a few things to say about them.  First of all, I am obsessed with thermals and henley tops.  They are extremely comfortable and there are so many different styles out there at many different prices.  This one is extremely popular and comes in so many colors.  Also this one is a great option that’s very similar and less expensive as well.  I have the rust color and I’ve already worn it so many different ways (normal size).  When it comes to henleys, I love a comfortable basic tee with a little flare.  I just love the little button detailing on these tees.  They look cute buttoned all the way up or unbuttoned a little and are a great option for nursing mammas too.  I recently purchased these.  I’m still waiting for them to be delivered but they were only about $12 so I’m excited to try them out.  I also love a flowy style henley like these that are on my wish list.  These are a good splurge option (normal size) and are so amazing that I own five of them.  These and these also have great reviews.


A basic dress is a staple for any season, but it’s great to have that one dress that is flattering and super versatile.  If I’m being honest, this one is it.  It’s under $60, has tons of color options, and comes in a long sleeve option as well.  It’s form fitting so size up if you want a looser fit.  I own three of these and I wear them all the time.  This is a great style dress for every body type.  This one is almost exactly the same but less expensive as well.


Last but not least… a chunky sweater is a must in order to complete your fall capsule wardrobe.  there’s something about an oversized sweater that makes you feel super warm and cozy but still looking cool and comfortable.  I have this one on my wish list, it comes in three colors + it’s 40% off with code COZY40.  Chunky sweaters pair well with leggings, shorts, skirts, and jeans.  Tuck it in the front to show off a statement belt!


With these pieces, you can survive the fall weather while looking put together while still staying in your budget.  For a capsule wardrobe try to stick to all neutrals or your favorite color combinations so you have endless ways to pair looks for any occasion.  Follow me on Instagram @everydayxelizabeth to get more style inspiration this fall! Xx


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