Fall is nearly here, which means it’s time to get ready for what can be the most stylish time of year!

Fall is a time when you can play with textures, patterns and beautiful autumnal colors. Not only that, you can use layering to your advantage, to add extra oomph to your outfit, to play up the parts of your body you love and downplay the parts you aren’t so keen on.

You will want to look chic and put-together, while staying warm and cozy as temperatures start to dip.

Our new fall seasonal capsule for the 40+Style Club is full of classics which will see you through not just this fall, but many more to come, whether you are running errands, meeting friends or family, or simply heading out for a walk. Below video and image will give you a glimpse of the capsule wardrobe.

Style club members are already getting busy planning their own ways to interpret the fall capsule and will be sharing their finished looks with each other in our private group.

As you start participating in the community, you will get to know the other members and their style and special friendships are formed. Just this week, we had a special live meetup with style club members in New York!

members of the 40+Style Club

The style club season capsule explained!

Every season, we create a unique capsule for style club members, using the latest trends for the season, and interpreting them in a way which is not just super stylish, but also wearable for everyday life.

This makes it easy to create your own capsule wardrobe for fall, and will give you lots of ideas for putting together your own outfits.

Every season, the capsule is made up of around 12-15 pieces of clothing, along with various accessories including jewelry, scarves, and bags.

This fall, there are 13 pieces of clothing, along with shoes and accessories, and we show you how to put together countless outfits, which will definitely see you through fall. This season, you can put together a whopping 100 outfits by mixing and matching 13 items!

Fall 2018 capsule wardrobe

How to use the capsule

You can take the season capsule literally by buying the selected pieces online. We give you shoppable links to make it easy to find each item, along with alternatives in various price categories.

Or, you can choose to shop your own wardrobe for pieces which follow the same theme.

Members are encouraged to create their own version of the capsule wardrobe. The style club is all about gaining confidence and defining your own INDIVIDUAL STYLE.

That’s why each of the capsules are used as guidance, rather than a strict list of what to buy.

Because the style club features in-depth training to help you discover your own style, each member interprets the capsule to suit their own personality and body type.

The style challenge

Each seasonal capsule is not just about putting together your own capsule wardrobe, but about sharing with the other stylish women in the club!

While there are dozens and dozens of outfits you can create from the capsule pieces, we do a style challenge together, focusing on 10 unique outfits.

The best part of the challenge is not just defining your own style but in seeing all of the different interpretations of the same looks by members of the club. We share our outfits through the members’ only Facebook group, with members not only taking inspiration from each other, but also benefiting from the expert insights of 40+ stylist Ruth Essex.

Take outfit 10 for example

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Michael Kors suede skirt

Alternatives: Free People suede wrap skirt – Lori eyelet suede skirt – Halogen leather mini skirt – Spring button suede skirt – ASTR faux suede skirt

Mango bi-color sweater 

Alternative: Marks and Spencer linen jumper – Eileen Fisher silk sweater – Eileen Fisher colorblock sweater – BP varsity stripe sweater – Charter tunic sweater

Plus size: Nic+Zoe braided up sweater

Petite: Halogen crewneck cashmere sweater

Solena Trainers 

Alternatives: Boden classic sneakers – Keds low top sneaker – Superga cotu sneaker – Sperry weave slip-on sneaker – Chaco waterproof sneaker

BP foldover crossbody bag 

Alternative:- Sole Society crossbody bag – Hobo leather crossbody bag – Hobo leather tote – Marks and Spencer oversized cross body bag – Marks and Spencer cross body bag

Marks and Spencer tassel necklace

Alternatives: Marks and Spencer tassel link necklace – Talbots double tassel necklace – Kendra Scot tassel necklace – Treasure and Bond tassel pendant necklace – Panacea chain tassel pendant


This look is one of the simplest from the capsule and is really a blank canvas to add your own interpretation. Here’s mine!

I’m in Singapore, so I don’t have a lot of fall and winter wear with me. But, I’ve shopped my closet and put this look together.

I’ve had everything in this outfit for years. The suede skirt is a bit lighter in color than I’d ideally like for fall and I don’t have a brown sweater. But, I do have burgundy knitwear, which is a key color in the fall capsule. I’ve also accessorized with a scarf with takes the leopard print from other elements of the capsule.

I don’t have a pair of flat lace-ups or sneakers which would go, so I’ve gone with lace-up shoe boots which are from All Saints. They have a low heel so they’re still comfy.

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Here is another example.

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Marks and Spencer cotton blouse

Alternatives: Boden classic shirt – Vineyard Vines colorblock blouse – Taylor beaded rails – Asymmetrical white shirt

Plus size: Foxcroft oxford top – Evans textured high low shirt

Petite: 1901 textured dot blouse – 1901 poplin shirt

Marks and Spencer plaid pants

Alternatives: Vince Camuto plaid pants – Richmond pants – Mark’s and Spencer check pants – Free People clean cut trousers – Boden british tweed pants – Boss plaid ankle pants

Plus size: Marks and Spencer checked slim leg trousers – Rachel Roy plaid pants – Wit and Wisdom grey pants

Petite: NYDJ pants – Halogen slim pants – Eileen Fisher silk check pants – Vince Camuto houndstooth pants

Boden blazer

Alternatives: Karen Kane ruched sleeved blazer – Marks and Spencer single breasted blazer – State crepe blazer – Treasure and Bond plaid blazer – Mural houndstooth blazer

Plus size: Marks and Spencer checked blazer – Caslon knit blazer – Tart olga knit blazer

Petite: Halogen plaid blazer – Vince Camuto drape front blazer

Boden geometric necklace

Alternatives: Marks and Spencer statement collar – Boden Usa colourpop necklace – Melinda Maria lunar necklace – Baublebar statement necklace – Baublebar layered necklae

Splendid non bootie

Alternatives: Bella Vita pointy boot – Rock Port bootie – Marks and Spencer ankle bootie – Clark’s freya bootie

Trotters slip-on

Alternatives: Marks and Spencer slip-ons – Boden loafers – Taryn Rose pointy loafer – The Flexx flat – Sole Society hadlee loafer

I absolutely love the plaid trend for fall and I think I definitely need to treat myself to a pair of checked pants!! But, for now, I’m still shopping my closet, so I’ve swapped the pieces over so my shirt, which I bought a few years ago from ASOS, is plaid and my pants are a block color.

I don’t have a tweed blazer, but I do have a tweed wrap which is from Vivienne Westwood. I’ve accessorized with a felt fedora and boots, which are also Vivienne Westwood. These two pieces are among the most expensive in my wardrobe, but I’ve had them for a decade and I still wear them every fall and winter. I also take the wrap with me everytime I travel as it’s cozy for journeys.

I can’t wait to see how our style club members will interpret the outfits in their own way!

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10 reasons why the seasonal capsule is functional and fun!

  1. You get an edited overview of all the best trends of the season.
  2. We’ve trawled through the high street to find you the most current pieces for the season.
  3. The capsule helps you to focus on planning your own seasonal wardrobe.
  4. You will learn how to mix & match your pieces so you can create more outfits with less!
  5. The 10-outfit challenge gives you even more ideas for your outfits.
  6. Not only that, but you get the inspiration from other women as everyone does something completely new with the suggested outfit.
  7. You can get constructive feedback from 40+ stylist Ruth Essex in our supportive members’ Facebook group.
  8. You’ll save money as you’ll see you don’t need your wardrobe to be full to bursting to create dozens of outfits.
  9. You’ll find each seasonal capsule builds on the one before. For instance, there are pieces from the summer capsule which would work with the fall clothes and accessories.
  10. Most of all, you’ll have fun, and learn to define your own style with the support of other members!

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