I Worked as a Nordstrom Stylist for Years—This Is My Cold-Weather Capsule

Jennifer Sattler is an expert in putting together capsule wardrobes. This probably doesn't come as much of a surprise given her experience working for years in the Nordstrom styling department and with her current role as a stylist and content creator with her brand, Closet Choreography. In fact, we recently tapped Sattler to give intel on the edited assortment of items that make up her classic capsule wardrobe. Next up, she's offering up insights into the pieces that define her fall capsule wardrobe—particularly for the transitional weather ahead.

"Make a fall capsule wardrobe with eight fashion-forward pieces you can mix and match to wear when it's warm but have all the feels of fall," she said. "Take these ageless outfits from work to the weekend."

Keep scrolling to check out the fall staples Sattler swears by, complete with visual and shopping inspiration.

1. Denim Skirt


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On Sattler: Fidelity Denim skirt

"Remember these? This new and improved closet essential is the start to any forward and fresh look this season." — Sattler

2. Vest


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On Sattler: Rag & Bone vest

"This is the most fashionable piece in the fall capsule. Choose a tailored style you can wear as a top too. A neutral solid-color vest is the easiest to mix and match, but one that's made to match your print blazer is fun too." — Sattler

3. White Blouse


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On Sattler: Veronica Beard blouse

"Can you wear white after Labor Day? Yes! As we transition into fall, you can still wear white tops like the ones in this capsule. If you want to wear them with white bottoms, switch your shoes to boots and add lots of textured layers." — Sattler

4. Bootcut Jeans


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On Sattler: Mother jeans

"Bootcut jeans are a classic denim silhouette that never goes out of style. Take my free jean quiz to find the best fit for your body." — Sattler

5. Slip Skirt


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On Sattler: Vince skirt

"A slip skirt cut on the bias is the most feminine and flattering skirt silhouette that never fails my clients." — Sattler

6. Check Blazer


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On Sattler: Rag & Bone blazer

"The blazer's pattern will determine the color story for this capsule. A check pattern plays well with all of the other plain pieces in the capsule and keeps the combinations interesting." — Sattler

7. Black Tee


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On Sattler: Frame tee

"This item is easy to layer. If you don't want the color to fade, spend a little more on a quality pima cotton style or a fabrication with some stretch." — Sattler

8. White Denim


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On Sattler: Paige jeans

"Try white jeans or ecru jeans with other key pieces in this capsule." — Sattler

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retailers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.