Now that you’ve seen all the latest trends for fall 2021, it’s time to think about how you are going to put them all together into stylish outfits for the fall season. So, what to put in your fall capsule wardrobe 2021? You’ll find plenty of inspiration below…

If you missed the earlier Fall 2021 trends articles, you may first want to take a look at:

Fall capsule wardrobe 2021 outfits

Okay, now that you’ve had a full autumnal trends rundown, let’s choose some of the runway trends that have made their way into the high street and online stores this season.

Nikki @midlifechic above shows how you can combine some of your summer clothes with an on-trend fall blazer for a perfect look for transitional weather. The slight khaki tone of her metallic jacket is particularly on trend right now, as is her gold handbag.

Check out this similar top, jeans, blazer, sandals, clutch, earrings and necklace.

Tops for fall capsule wardrobe 2021

tops for fall |

COS silk oversized shirtKaren Millen tunic shirtL’agence draped silk blouseGRACE KARIN sequin top

Now, let’s start at the top with some tops. A white shirt is always in style and I noticed a lot of them on the designer runways for fall, either plain white or with a graphic print.

I’ve added in the floral shirt as that picks up the trend for bold florals for the new season and would be an easy way to update your favorite jeans or pants. You could also look out for tops in autumnal shades as well as metallics. Both gold and silver are very “in” right now for both clothing and accessories. The metallic tank top (above, right) would look good worn under a blazer.

sweaters and cardigans for fall 2021

Kylie @kylish_aus above chooses a soft pastel blazer and tucks it slightly into her jeans – a good technique to use if you don’t want your cardigan to cut across your body lower down your hips as this can make your legs look shorter, particularly if you have your cardigan buttoned up.

Steal her look with this similar cardigan, white long sleeve top, jeans and sneakers.

sweaters and cardigans for fall |

Milly off the shoulder sweaterCOS V-neck knitted vestFomolom ponchoZLYC fringe wrap cardigan

You can see above more knitwear that pickup key trends for fall. Off the shoulder or one-shouldered styles are very much in style now. These have been on trend for a little while so you may already have one in your closet.

A more unexpected trend was the sweater vest. You could wear this over the white shirt for a flattering look. I’ve chosen the ponchos and wraps here because they pick up key color trends and the navy wrap also features fringing which featured on many fall catwalks.

Jackets and coats for fall 2021

You can see from the fall coat trends quilted styles are having a moment. Cathy @themiddlepageblog above (read her style interview here) chooses a slimline quilted style that doesn’t add unwanted bulk.

Get her look with this printed top from Nili Lotan, jacket from Treasure & Bond, jeans from Paige, sandals from Sam Edelman, bag from Kurt Geiger London and belt from rag & bone.

jackets for fall |

Karen Millen structured satin blazerTanming moto jacketRomwe waterfall coat cardiganKaren MIllen colorblock wool coat

The coats above feature many of the main color trends for fall – red, bold green, soft pink and navy. Moto jackets and trench coats are among the key fall coat styles.

Jeans and pants for fall capsule wardrobe 2021

Suzanne @asksuzannebell above (read her style interview here) shows off a stylish fall look with a pair of classic bootleg jeans.

Get her look with this similar leopard printed blouse, cardigan, jeans, booties and handbag.

pants for fall |

Paige bootcut jeansNordstrom wide leg flannel pantsKaren Millen tailored wide leg trousersOpen Edit belted pants

You may tend to wear more pants and jeans when the weather starts to cool, or perhaps add leggings or tights under your skirts and dresses. For the new season, wide-leg pants are definitely more on trend than skinnies. So dig your bootcut jeans out of your closet, invest in a new pair of wide-leg pants, and look out for on-trend colors, such as the green featured above.

Dresses and skirts for fall 2021

Tanasha @stylishheights above wears a sweater dress and ruched boots – both on trend for the new season.

Recreate her outfit with this similar sweater dress, boots and crossbody bag.

dresses and skirts for fall |

Karen Millen pleated trench dressApiece Apart plaid wrap dressFourteenth Place sweater dressNordstrom Signature silk skirt

Key dress trends for fall include midi dresses, whether plain or printed, as well as sweater dresses and bias cut skirts in silk or satin. Wear your midi dresses with knee-high boots when the weather turns cooler.

You can dress your skirt up or down by wearing with a sweater and boots or sneakers, or with a pretty top and evening sandals.

Shoes and boots for fall 2021

Nancy @nancysstyle above (read her style interview here) wears a green wrap dress with her blazer and boots.

Check out this similar dress, blazer, knee high boots and clutch.

shoes for fall |

Boden sneakerDADAWEN platform oxfordsXYD kitten heel bootieKenneth Cole knee high boot

Shoe trends for fall 2021 include classic knee high boots, floral pattern boots, metallics and shoes with a platform. If you choose a pair of print boots, you could keep the rest of your outfit fairly simple and let your footwear be the hero piece of your look.

Accessories for fall 2021

Your fall capsule wardrobe 2021: All the outfits you need this fall |

Dawn Lucy @fashionshouldbefun above (read her style interview here) wears a skirt which could be part of an outfit for any season. She makes sure it is warm enough for fall by adding a sweater, blazer and booties.

You can get her skirt from Mango, and check out this similar top, blazer, booties, tote, necklace and earrings to recreate her whole look.

accessories for fall |

Kurt Geiger London leather toteRebecca Minkoff leather shoulder bagKarine Sultan large pendant necklaceAmazon Collection hoop earrings

Any outfit is elevated by the right accessories, even if you just want to add a pair of hoop earrings to your daytime looks. I’ve included plenty of gold accessories as gold was a big trend on the catwalks for fall. The shoulder bag (above, left) also features a subtle take on the trend for tassels.

Your fall capsule wardrobe 2021

Below, you can see the clothes, shoes and accessories featured above together in one capsule. You could change what you wear with what to create many different looks.

For example, the gold top would look good with the green pants or you could wear the off-the-shoulder top with your jeans.

Fall capsule wardrobe 2021 |

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Continue reading:

  1. How To Wear The Fall And Winter 2021 Fashion Trends
  2. Winter Coat Trends 2021: 15 Coat Styles To Choose For The Upcoming Season
  3. Fall 2021 Color Trends: Colors And Neutrals To Wear This Winter And Fall

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Feature image by Dawn Lucy @fashionshouldbefun


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