Do you have all these fall wardrobe staples in your closet? These are foundational to most fall outfits, and they can be mixed and matched to be a really simple fall capsule wardrobe. See if you have all ten of them.
Fall closet basics…or a fall capsule wardrobe
It’s almost fall, so let’s talk about fall closet basics.
A few weeks ago I shared some BETTER THAN BASIC tops for fall, and those are pieces that are a little more special and unique.
But BASIC pieces are even more important…they’re the super versatile pieces that are foundational to an outfit.
This roundup of ten pieces is basically like a fall capsule wardrobe.
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Do you have all these fall staples in your closet?
Check your closet to see if you have all these basics, and if you don’t, I’ve shared some shopping options below so you can fill the gaps in your closet.
10 closet staples for fall
1. Dark wash jeans
You can do either mid rinse, or dark wash, and you can do any style you want (straight leg, wide leg, skinny…) but you should absolutely have a pair of darker wash jeans.
Can you still wear light wash jeans during the fall and winter? Yes, of course! But as the hues in your clothing become darker and richer for fall, those jeans should go a little darker too most of the time.
I really love GOOD AMERICAN SKINNY JEANS.
Here are a few of my favorite pairs:
2. Black jeans
I think a pair of black jeans is just as important as dark wash jeans. A pair of black skinny jeans is great with sweaters and cardigans and jackets, and it’s absolutely a fall staple for me. I wear my black jeans so much during fall and winter!
I highly recommend WIT AND WISDOM AB-SOLUTION JEANS, especially if you need a stretchier waistband.
Here are a few of my favorite pairs:
3. Lightweight jacket
You could choose an olive green jacket, suede jacket, denim jacket, leather jacket, trench coat…whatever works best for what’s already in your closet and your personal style.
My favorite TRENCH COAT is this one from J.Crew Factory.
Here are a few good lightweight jackets:
4. Long sleeve striped tee
I wear my long sleeve striped tee more than almost anything during the fall and winter. It’s a great layering piece, adds a pop of print, and is neutral all at the same time. If you’re not a stripes person, you should have a neutral and versatile solid colored long sleeve tee.
Here are a few good striped tees
5. Long cardigan
I love a cozy cardigan in the fall! They’re great with leggings or jeans, and can even look cute with some skirts and dresses. Get a neutral color that goes with lots of things.
This GOODTHREADS SWEATER FROM AMAZON is one of my all time favorites.
Here are a few great long cardigans
6. Pullover sweater
Every fall closet needs a good pullover sweater. You can choose if it’s v-neck or scoop, turtleneck or mock neck, oversized or fitted, and all those other details.
Choose one that can be dressed up or down, and worn with a skirt or jeans.
Here are a few great options:
7. Black leggings
A pair of black leggings is great with an oversized sweater and boots, a tunic, or a hoodie and sneakers.
These are my favorite black leggings:
8. Tailored longer coat
It doesn’t start getting super cold here in Dallas until the winter, so a coat may not be a fall essential depending on where you live. But a tailored coat is absolutely a fall essential, and is a classic piece you’ll have in your closet for years. Choose one with good material, a tailored fit, and one that can be dressed up or down.
This AMAZON COAT was my favorite one that I bought a few years ago:
9. Neutral flats
A pair of neutral flats is a great option during the fall. You can, of course, still wear sneakers (I always do), but a flat is a little more dressy and neutral option (most of my fall flats are more statement sneakers).
I picked THESE ONES up at the Nordstrom sale and have worn them a ton of times already. They’re so comfy and chic!
These are some great neutral flats:
10. Neutral boots
Tall boots, ankle boots, lace up boots, black boots, brown boots, tan boots…your choice! But you should have at least one pair of great neutral boots that can be dressed up or down and can be worn with a lot of different things.
Take into consideration if you can wear them with skirts and dresses, skinny jeans and non-skinny jeans, tights, tall socks, and leggings.
Here are a few of my favorite neutral boots:
Do you have all 10 in your closet? If you don’t, it’s time to fill in the gaps!
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