Hello everyone! Today I’m going to be chatting a little bit about my autumn capsule wardrobe.
We’re most of the way through September, and admittedly this wardrobe is something I’ve been tinkering with since the beginning of the month, but I think I’ve finally hit the point where I’m happy that this set of clothes will see me comfortably through to the end of November.
Usually when autumn rolls around in the UK we get a few weeks of delayed sunshine where it’s still acceptable to run around in jeans and a t-shirt, but this year the temperature has dropped really suddenly. I also know that while September and October tend to be quite mild, November can be teeth-chatteringly cold, which is why theres a lot more outerwear and footwear options than i would normally include in a capsule wardrobe.
Although included on the graphic I’ve decided not to count the jewellery in my capsule wardrobe number, just because these are the pieces that I wear daily so don’t alter the outfits that much.
Here’s a breakdown of the items:
4 jackets: a winter coat, a rain jacket, a trench coat, and a longline blazer
2 pinafore dresses: a red velvet dungaree dress, and a navy wool pinafore
4 jumpers: a purple v-neck cashmere jumper, a pale blue cashmere jumper, a red crew neck wool sweater, and a lambswool turtleneck
6 button-up shirts: one navy, one flannel, one denim, one patterned silk, one grid print, and one pale blue cotton
4 t-shirts: a long-sleeve stripe shirt, a grey t-shirt, a striped t-shirt, and a sturdy fitted black tank top
3 pairs of trousers: two pairs of jeans, one black one dark wash denim, and a pair of smart trousers
1 skirt: black jersey mini skirt
5 pairs of shoes: a pair of black brogues, black ballet flats, over-the-knee boots, tan Chelsea boots, and black ankle boots
4 bags: a khaki backpack for university, two bucket bags, one tan one black, and a small tan satchel
2 scarfs: one lightweight grey scarf, and one thick tartan scarf
1 hat: a black beret
TOTAL ITEMS: 35
I’ve tried to include a lot of layering options, as well as trying to keep in mind how much the temperature will drop over the next month or so. Sweaters can be worn on their own or with a shirt underneath, the light and thick jackets allow the same outfits to be worn in different months, and the shoes are a good range between dressy, comfortable, and water-resistant for when the rain really sets in.
I may update throughout autumn as to how many of the pieces get worn, and which have been my saviours, or even if bad weather means I’ve had to swap out a few things for warmer items.
Are any of you planning a capsule wardrobe for this winter?