Hello, friends! It has been a hot minute since I’ve posted a new blog post which just breaks my heart. I mean, we are more than half way through autumn and I am just sharing my Autumn Capsule wardrobe with you all! Things have been extremely busy for me between work life, social life, gym life (yes, I have a gym life now!) that I just have not made the time to sit down and write about what inspired my Autumn Capsule! But alas, it is here and I am excited to share it with you all!
Before you read any further, please be sure to check out my Summer 2016 Wardrobe where I break down everything you need to know about capsule wardrobes.
Done reading it? Alright, now we can proceed to Autumn 2016.
- White lace tank top (Express)
- Blush tank top (H&M)
- B/W stripe top (Old Navy)
- Graphic T (Old Navy, similar from Old Navy)
- Black floral top (Simply Vera, Vera Wang at Kohls)
- Color block blouse (Simply Vera, Vera Wang at Kohls )
- White long sleeve top (Old Navy)
- Black long sleeve top (H&M)
- Orange blouse (old from Forever 21, similar from Nordstrom or Target)
- Black chiffon blouse (Simply Vera, Vera Wang at Kohls)
- B/W flannel (old from Gap, similar from Zulily)
- Chambray button-up (Old Navy)
- Sleeveless turtleneck tunic (old from Ann Taylor, similar from Ann Taylor and Vince Camuto)
- Holiday sweater (old from Target, similar from Mod Cloth and J Crew)
- Orange sweater (old from I don't even know where, similar J Crew)
- Black sweater (Sonoma at Kohls)
- Khaki lounge pants (Old Navy)
- Blue ankle jeans (Levis)
- Green trousers (H&M)
- Burgundy chinos (Old Navy)
- Black skinny jeans (Levis)
- Black pleated skirt (Uniqlo)
- Plaid pencil skirt ( old from Old Navy, similar from The Limited)
- Black scalloped flats (LC Lauren Conrad at Kohls)
- Cheetah print flats (old BCBG, similar on Amazon )
- Suede slip ons (TOMS)
- Brown lac-up booties (Aldo)
- Black Chelsea booties (Target)
- Tall black boots (Aldo)
- Orange cardigan (Sonoma at Kohls)
- Black leather and suede jacket (old from H&M, similar from H&M )
- Khaki parka (Levis)
- Grey coat (H&M)
- Black A line dress (old from Calvin Klein, similar from Karen Kane)
- Denim dress (Sonoma at Kohls)
- Striped ¾ sleeve dress (old from Old Navy, similar rom Old Navy)
Without a doubt, Spring/Summer is the biggest season for fashion, but I believe Autumn is the true way to test the longevity of the S/S’ trends. It is always interesting to see how fashion influencers transform the experimental trends of S/S into fall inspired garments perfect for apple picking, hot cocoa sipping, and holiday partying. This season, I noticed a lot of trends from S/S 16, such as pleats, ruffles, and florals, translate over into more fall inspired ensembles.
Can we all acknowledge that 2016 is the year of pleated everything?! Since January, I have noticed the fashion industry has found ways to incorporate the simplicity of a good pleat into basic pieces, elevating the garments luxe level while adding texture and interest. I was a little apprehensive introducing pleated anything into my wardrobe because I was always told that curvy girls can’t wear pleats. FALSE! My favorite black pleated midi has been making an appearance in nearly all my capsules this year and there are no signs of that stopping any time soon.
I first noticed ruffles being a trend during Spring Fashion Week 2016. Like pleats, ruffles were making an appearance on the runway in a head turning way. The playful vibe of a ruffled blouse adds a feminine and flirty touch to any outfit. I added a white blouse with ruffled sleeves and lace detailing from Express to my Summer 2016 capsule and it has made its way into Autumn’s capsule as well.
Fall florals was the shocker for me this season. I normally associate florals with the spring and summer time but was pleasantly surprised that florals have become one of autumn’s hottest trends. I was a little hesitant to introduce it to me Autumn capsule but was able to find the perfect fall floral blouse from Kohls that eased into my closet perfectly.
I am girl that loves experimenting with color but something about the colder weather calls for all black. An all-black ensemble is timeless, classic, and elegant making it one of my go to outfit ideas. Knowing my wardrobe was going to be very monochromatic, I focused on having a variety of textures. Chunky knits, suede, leather, silk, and jersey made their way into my closet, adding a touch of interest to otherwise simple pieces. I also incorporated colors from Pantone’s Fashion Color Report for Fall 2016. This season introduced a balance of cool tone blues and greys with warmer reds and taupes. I felt that adding these colors into my wardrobe would break up the all black trend I had going on.
I have been absolutely love opening my closet door every day to see the pieces of my Autumn 2016 wardrobe. A day that begins with inspiration and happiness is instantly a good day!
Until next season, my friends and Happy Holidays!