8 Essential Items to Add to Your Fall Capsule Wardrobe

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As we start to enter a new season, you know what that means! It’s time to start shopping for a new wardrobe. However, if you are someone who practices keeping a capsule wardrobe, shopping for seasonal items may look a little different for you. 

A capsule wardrobe focuses on having a few essential pieces that are classic and timeless and can easily be paired together to create multiple outfits. If you would like to learn how to build a capsule wardrobe, check out our Youtube video. While a capsule wardrobe is usually more on the minimal side, that doesn’t mean you can’t embrace seasonal trends or fill your closet with new styles that excite you. You will just do it in a thoughtful way that only maximizes your current wardrobe. But don’t worry. We have you covered with this guide that will show you the essential fall items to add to your plus size capsule wardrobe

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Essential Items to Add to Your Fall Capsule Wardrobe

Fall is an exciting time to enhance your wardrobe. The weather is changing and the trends are refreshing and inspiring. Here are some of the fall trends and staples you need in your capsule wardrobe: 

1. Plus Size Pullovers & Cardigans 

Plus size cardigans are the main staple through fall, especially because the weather is usually a little chillier. When you are adding cardigans to your capsule wardrobe, you will want to make sure you stick to cardigans that are neutral-colored so that these cardigans can stay in your wardrobe for the seasons to come. 

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2. Plus Size Blouses 

When you are adding plus size blouses to your wardrobe for fall, stick to blouses that can work for a variety of occasions. Wearing plus size tops with long sleeves can keep you warm, and these long sleeves can stay in your wardrobe for multiple seasons. 

3. Plus Size Sweater Dresses

Every fashionista needs some cute and cozy sweater dresses in their wardrobe. For capsule wardrobes, you can stick to colors and prints that are on the neutral side and which pair well with cardigans and coats. If you feel like sweater dresses are too seasonal and don’t fit in well with your capsule collection, wearing plus size maxi dresses with long sleeves may be a better option. These maxi dresses can stay in your closet for many seasons to come, as they aren’t too seasonal. 

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4. Plus Size Coats and Jackets 

Since the weather will start to cool down and remain cooler through the end of winter, it’s important to make sure that you have sleek and versatile plus size coats and jackets in your closet. Some of the timeless coats that pair well with most outfits are pea coats, trench coats, duster coats and leather jackets. If you invest in high-quality coats, you can expect to have these in your wardrobe for years to come. If you have your eyes on a statement coat that is very trendy and falls outside of the capsule wardrobe rules, treat yourself! Capsule collections can have a few statement pieces that bring more life to your outfits, and we think coats are a great exception! 

5. Plus Size Jeans 

Jeans are a staple year round — even for those with a capsule wardrobe. So if you find that you need a few more denim styles or that your go-to jeans are a little worn, it’s time to invest in some fall jeans. We are loving the mom and boyfriend jeans styles, but we are still huge fans of skinny jeans, as they are the most versatile and flattering style. 

6. Fall Shoes and Boots 

Capsule wardrobes also need to have a versatile line of shoes and boots that pair well with every outfit. For fall, we highly recommend investing in a neutral pair of ankle boots and knee-high boots. 

7. Plus Size Leggings

When fall and winter roll around, that means it’s finally legging weather. If you wear a lot of leggings in the fall, it’s a good idea to refresh the leggings in your closet with neutral options that hug your curves just right. 

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8. Plus Size Sweaters

It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t mention upping your sweater game as we slide into sweater weather. If you already have sweaters within your capsule wardrobe that you feel will last you another season, you can add a few statement sweaters that excite and inspire you to create new outfits. 

We hope that we inspired you to create the fall capsule wardrobe mood board of your dreams! Happy shopping and styling!