You’ll probably want to think about changing your outfits for fall to keep you warmer as the weather starts to cool. But fall is also a great time to incorporate some of the newer trends into your closet by creating a fall capsule wardrobe.

Below, you will find the best pieces to add to your closet to help you create effortless, stylish outfits through fall. Think about autumnal colors, texture, leather, cozy knits and checks and mix some of the latest fall trends into the items you already have in your closet…

Tips to create your fall capsule wardrobe

A capsule wardrobe can make putting together stylish outfits every morning a doddle. But, as summer turns to fall, you’ll find what you need from your capsule wardrobe changes. You like to take a look at how to create the ultimate capsule wardrobe as well as thinking about these tips to get you started:

Incorporate some rich autumnal shades into your outfit

Psyche wears an orange coat and burgundy boots for fall | 40plusstyle.com

One of the wonderful things about fall is being able to add some beautiful autumnal hues into your closet. Think about mirroring the falling fall leaves with burnt oranges, burgundies and russets and you can’t go wrong.

Psyche (above) wears a beautiful russet coat with her burgundy booties.

Recreate her outfit with this similar shirt, pants, coat, booties, crossbody bag and sunglasses.

Mix your summer clothes with your fall pieces

Nic wears a summer skirt with a sweater | 40plusstyle.com

The weather won’t change overnight so you can mix and match some of your summer clothing with warmer items until you find the perfect combination.

Nic (above) teams a summer skirt with a warm sweater and ankle booties.

Steal her look with this similar sweater, skirt, booties and earrings.

Embrace your style and layer up

Jona wears a floral dress with booties for fall | 40plusstyle.com

Even though you will want to make sure you’re dressed appropriately for the weather, you don’t have to change your style with the seasons. So, if you love a romantic floral maxi dress during the summer, you can simply add layers to ensure it is fall-appropriate.

Jona (above) layers her maxi dress with a blazer, hat and booties for cooler weather.

Check out this dress from Amazon that you can wear with this similar blazer, booties and fedora.

Embrace new textures

Sharon wears leather pants with snakeskin booties | 40plusstyle.com

Fall can be the perfect time to play around with different textures, such as leather, wool and reptile prints.

Sharon (above) wears her leather pants with a cozy sweater and textured snakeskin booties.

Get her look with this similar sweater, leather pants and booties.

Fall 2020 capsule closet

Now that you’re thinking about what fall dressing means for you, including what will work best for your style personality and your lifestyle, let’s take a look at a fall capsule wardrobe with all the tops, bottoms, dresses, coats, shoes and accessories you will need for Fall 2020, incorporating latest trends with timeless pieces.

Tops for fall

Sara wears a denim shirt and leopard print skirt | 40plusstyle.com

Some of the key trends for fall 2020 include puffed sleeves and rich, deep shades such as purple. You could think about looking for classic shapes in on-trend colors as well as ensuring you have timeless styles in your closet such as button-up shirts, t-shirts and wrap styles.

Sara (above) chooses a classic denim button-up and teams it with a leopard-print skirt which is perfect for fall.

Check out this similar shirt, skirt, sneakers and crossbody bag.

Tops for a fall capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

Rag & Bone stripe silk blouseTheory cashmere sweaterVERO MODA penny button front blouseVince high/low silk shirt

Sweaters & cardigans 

Kim wears a burgundy and pink outfit for fall | 40plusstyle.com

There were plenty of beautiful burgundies on the catwalks for Fall 2020, but there were also softer, less expected hues such as pastel pink. Monochrome coats and clothing also featured heavily on the runways. Also, think about draped styles which will be flattering and in style for many years to come.

Kim (above) mixes pinks and burgundies along with a retro-print skirt.

Recreate her outfit with this similar sweater, skirt, tights, sneakers and necklace.

Sweaters for a fall capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

FRAME stripe sweaterNordstrom Signature cashmere pulloverLeith off the shoulder sweaterBobeau waterfall knit cardigan

Jackets & coats

Mel wears a classic gray wool coat for fall | 40plusstyle.com

Every fall closet needs at least one great coat. Long, belted styles, plaid and check are in style for fall, with capes being particularly on-trend. A cape can be a great transitional item to add a little extra warmth as summer turns to fall.

Mel (above) chooses a classic gray wool wrap coat and wears with her black skinny jeans and zebra-print booties.

Get her look with this similar coat, pants, booties and head wrap.

Coats for a fall capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

BLANKNYC faux suede drape front jacketBernardo belted long coatChicwish turn down shawl collar grid coatMadewell plaid cape scarf

Jeans & pants

Kirsten layers her knitwear over jeans for fall | 40plusstyle.com

Many of you may tend to wear more jeans and pants rather than skirts and dresses when the weather cools. After years of skinnies, you find that a skinny style of jeans is still on trends (and is really useful for layering tunic style tops over and long knitwear) but any style at all goes now – do it may be time to dig out those bootcuts from the back of your closet.

Plaid pants are a perennial style staple during fall, and it’s also a great time to introduce a different texture such as leather.

Kirsten (above) opts for skinny jeans which she tucks into her booties. She layers her knitwear and creates flattering, vertical lines with her longer cardigan.

Check out this similar sweater, cardigan, jeans and booties.

Jeans and pants for a fall capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

Joe’s high waist skinny jeansHalogen crop faux leather pantsHalogen flare leg pantsHalogen tie waist houndstooth pants

Dresses & skirts in your fall capsule wardrobe

Lou wearing a maxi dress and booties for fall | 40plusstyle.com

You can easily wear your favorite summer dresses into fall by adding tights or leggings and layering a cardigan or jacket over the top. Plus, you could treat yourself to one of fall’s new key trends, such as metallics or dresses and skirts in a deep shade of plum.

Lou (above) wears a maxi dress that could easily be styled for summer with sandals before you switch to booties for fall.

Get her look with this similar dress and booties.

Skirts and dresses for a fall capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

Halogen midi shirtdressVince gathered dressHalogen leather skirtTopshop pleated metallic faux leather midi skirt

Shoes and boots for fall

Melinda wears and orange blazer and tan booties for fall | 40plusstyle.com

You’ll find that a great pair of ankle booties and a pair of knee-length boots will go with pretty much every outfit in your fall capsule. You could also incorporate some on-trend elements into your outfits with your shoes, such as reptile textures, bows and chain details.

Melinda (above) wears a russet orange blazer and teams with tan ankle booties.

Check out this similar printed top, blazer, jeans, booties and tote.

Shoes and boots for a fall capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

Louis et Cie slingback pumpKarl Lagerfeld slip-on sneakerMarc Fisher LTD bootieAriat waterproof knee high boot

Accessories for your fall capsule wardrobe

A fall capsule wardrobe with all the best trends for Fall 2020 | 40plusstyle.com

Every capsule closet needs accessories so you can create different looks from the same outfits. Add some scarves to your looks as well as statement jewelry. You can add trends to your overall outfits with your handbags by looking for fringing and chain details.

Stephanie (above) adds a cozy gray scarf and crossbody bag to her outfit.

Check out this similar sweater, jeans, coat, sandals, crossbody bag and scarf.

Accessories for a fall capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

Kirt Geiger London tweed shoulder bagSTAUD pleated top handle bucket bagRebecca Minkoff plaid square scarfTory Burch logo geo silk neckerchiefCanvas Jewelry multi chain layered necklaceALLSAINTS mixed link collar necklaceJenny Bird drop earrings

A Fall capsule wardrobe | 40plusstyle.com

Continue reading:

  1. Fall Fashion For Women Over 40: The Most Flattering Trends For Fall 2020
  2. The Ultimate Guide To Creating A Capsule Wardrobe That Works For You
  3. The Best Winter Coats For Women This Season And How To Choose A Coat

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