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Crescents Guide to Creating a Fall Capsule Wardrobe

At Crescent, we absolutely love the idea of a capsule wardrobe – especially since we can create one for each season. With a seasonal capsule wardrobe, you can get ready and out the door in no time because you’re focusing on a small selection of essentials that you can mix and match to create hundreds of unique outfits. Nearly any combination of tops, bottoms, and outerwear you put together should work for effortlessly chic style!

While you can already find our capsule wardrobe guides for summer, spring, and winter, we have yet to create the ultimate guide on creating the best fall capsule wardrobe. If you’re interested in developing a flexible closet for this transitional season, allow us to help you out! Browse our fall wardrobe staples to ensure you’re choosing items for long-lasting, classic style.

Neutrals Are Our Top Choice

Why do we recommend a neutral-hued wardrobe? While we love earthy, natural tones, that’s only one of the reasons we prefer this palette. The colors you have in your closet matter. Many times, you can only wear your favorite pieces with very specific ensembles because the colors only mix with a select few items. But, when your entire closet is mostly neutral, you don’t have to worry about clashing colors, prints, and designs! As long as you find neutral clothing in a style you love, there shouldn’t be any problem composing a closet entirely from classic hues.

Fall Neutralsolive utility jacket for fall

Seasonality does have some impact on colors, and you probably want to differentiate your summer, winter, spring, and fall capsule wardrobe pieces by more than just material and cut. Crescent believes that there are neutral hues for every season. You might find yourself drawn to whites and greys during winter, light blues during spring, and beige colors during summer. When it comes to choosing the colors for your fall wardrobe staples, you should focus on shades of olive, fawn, and navy.

Are you worried about creating an interesting outfit without using bold colors? We recommend focusing on textures and accessories to develop captivating looks with chic details.

Classic Style + Athleisure Essentials

Before we jump into which clothing pieces you should pick for your fall capsule wardrobe, we should probably talk a little bit about style. Since everyone has their own aesthetic, your wardrobe will never look exactly the same as anyone else's. For the Crescent vibe, we prefer a classic look with effortless energy that works in professional and relaxed environments. All of our designs exude a minimalist aura with subtle details that elevate each look.

Browsing our collections, you’ll find a lot of traditional silhouettes with a thoughtful twist from the team at Crescent. Because we’re pulling our fall wardrobe staples from our newest inventory, be prepared for simple styles, unique textures, and natural fabric blends in solid neutrals. We may also include a couple of athleisure-style pieces and sets to round out our essentials.

Our Fall Capsule Wardrobe Choices

Our basics for this fall wardrobe include button-down shirts, sweaters, blazers, culottes, wide-leg trousers, and a few surprising extras to ensure a comprehensive selection that can handle any weather. Because this collection should be pretty small, you can simply move it to the front of your wardrobe the moment the first hints of sweater weather permeate the air.

Fall Tops

Our fall blouses should be a mixture of long, three-quarter, and short sleeve options to cover all your bases. We recommend choosing only one or two tops with a print or pattern to keep your collection as versatile as possible. Keep your tops fall-ready with a few basics to create your base, and then take a look at a few of our layering favorites to get you started:

  • Sweater Dresses
  • Sweaters
  • Turtlenecks
  • Button-Ups
  • Blouses
  • Sweater Vests
  • Knit Cardigans
  • Blazers
  • Utility Jackets

We recommend a combination of 15-16 tops to develop your core fall capsule wardrobe. These pieces should include every layer that you plan on wearing, from your basics to your heaviest piece of outerwear.

Bottomsfall capsule wardrobe ensemble

As we move on to bottoms, you’ll notice that we keep this selection a lot smaller. We like to have 5-7 bottoms that keep your outfits interesting without clogging up your wardrobe. You might think jeans are the right choice, but the team at Crescent prefers tailored options that range from pleated pants to culottes, including:

  • Wide-Leg Trousers
  • Capris
  • Cuffed Chinos
  • Skirts
  • Jeans

If you love jumpsuits, we recommend including these in your bottoms count to avoid stuffing your wardrobe with too many fall wardrobe staples.


Because so many people now work from home permanently, athleisure and loungewear are the new workwear. We love combining comfy materials, like jersey and cotton, with more structured silhouettes to create work-appropriate lounge pieces. With a ribbed, three-piece cardigan set and a jogger sweater set, you’ll be good to go!


The last few pieces of the fall capsule wardrobe puzzle are the accessories. You already have tons of shoes, bags, and scarves to choose from. Now, narrow down your closet to include some combination of the following styles:

  • Booties
  • Sneakers
  • Purses
  • Scarves
  • Jewelry Sets

Rounding Out Your Fall Capsule Wardrobe

As you read through this list, you may realize you already have many of these pieces. In fact, you may need to pick and choose from your current selection, throwing away pieces you don’t wear anymore and keeping just the ones that match up with our suggestions. If you do find yourself in need of just one or two more styles to round out your fall capsule wardrobe, explore our seasonal styles today!

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