Fall, for me, has always been about paring down and starting fresh. For whatever reason, I tend to treat the transition from summer to fall the way some people treat the New Year and so far I've already gutted half my closet and begun planning my fall outfits. But why stop there? I'm keeping up the momentum by creating a streamlined capsule wardrobe so I can put together chic and easy outfits and be certain that I'm making the most out of every piece.
If getting organized wasn't reason enough to curate a fall capsule, it's rather affordable, too. Thanks to the versatile pieces in our namesake Who What Wear line, none of the ten pieces you're about to discover top $50. In it, you'll find staples like a checkered blazer and basic dress that mix and match well with a few trends like leather separates and puff sleeves. While the capsule focuses on clothing, I did craft nine outfit ideas with shoes to match so you can visualize how each look comes together. Simply scroll down to see it in action.
It doesn't get any easier than a suit, does it? We went ahead and designed our own with stylish details like split-hem pants and a cinched waist blazer. Wear them together with of-the-moment Chelsea boots for a forward spin.
Sometimes classic basics really do make for great outfits, case in point here. Throw on our checked blazer with our simple black T-shirt dress for a look that's polished but easy. For fall, I'd finish it off with knee-high boots, although any black pair would work here.
While this puff-sleeve number might be the kinda that feels more suitable for warm weather, the addition of tall boots makes it more of a transitional dress. I'd even layer a thin turtleneck top underneath in the winter.
In case it's not obvious, I love a good pants outfit and this leather and plaid combination is giving me lots of fall feels. It's smart and sophisticated but the leather texture of the top ensures it's on-trend, too.
Leather pants are one of my top closet staples for fall and winter, so I plan on re-creating this simple, everyday look over and over again throughout the season. It's like a more elevated version of wearing jeans and a tee.