I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe. Having a small closet's worth of wardrobe basics to mix and match in almost endless possibilities is easy and convenient while presenting a fun challenge of creating unique looks with what's on hand. Capsule wardrobes are simple, efficient, and can save a ton of time (and closet space). But, there's just one problem with capsule wardrobes (for me, anyway) - as beautiful as all the capsule wardrobes that keep popping up in my Pinterest feed are, they all seem a little too boring for my personal taste. Do capsule wardrobes have to be boring? No, not at all! So I set out to create a capsule wardrobe for fall that's a little more funky and edgy than what's out there now.
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Funky Fall Capsule Wardrobe - Leopard Print
Leopard print has always been one of my favorites, so I decided to make that my funky element in this wardrobe. I don't have as many leopard print things in my wardrobe as I used to, but I'm still not going to admit how many faux leopards had to die just so I can dress myself, lol. I tried not to go overboard with the leopard, either. The point was to put together a wardrobe with lots of mix and match potential - and leopard on leopard on leopard just doesn't work (no matter how much I want it to)
You probably already have a lot of the basics from this capsule wardrobe. The first thing you'll need to do is take stock of what's already in your closet and then fill in what's missing. This Leopard Capsule Wardrobe is tailored to my personal aesthetic which may or may not work for you. If you're wanting to put together a capsule wardrobe that isn't boring, though, this is still a great starting point. Start with a few basic pieces and a color palette - plain shirts, jeans, leggings, and then decide what kind of funky accent you want and add those to your wardrobe. Viola! You now have an exciting capsule wardrobe!
What You'll Need
This wardrobe is made up of 41 different pieces, and it wasn't easy to narrow down all my choices just to these - I ended up leaving out a handful things that I would've enjoyed in this capsule wardrobe and didn't include accessories or socks/tights. I love the '90's throwback look of cutoff shorts with tights, a t-shirt, flannel shirt, and combat boots, but just didn't have room to include shorts as a category here. Plus, I know most places aren't as hot as Houston in the Fall, so shorts (even with tights) wouldn't be practical for most people. I also really like to wear skirts and dresses, so I included more of those than pants - if you're not into skirts, you can always switch them out for more pants - make your capsule wardrobe fit your needs, not mine!
Three Short Sleeve Shirts
Two Accent Shirts
Two Long Sleeve Shirts
Three Pairs of Leggings
- Leopard Maxi Skirt
- Burgundy Tulle Midi Skirt
- Black Faux Leather Skirt
- Grey Tweed Skirt
- Burgundy Skater Skirt
Two Pairs of Jeans
Jackets and Cardigans
Boots and Shoes
Four Pairs of Boots
- Brown Suede Knee High Boots
- Black Knee High Boots
- Burgundy Knee High Combat Boots
- Black Combat Boots
Four Pairs of Shoes
The best part of creating a capsule wardrobe is mixing and matching to create nearly endless outfit combinations. Here are just a few outfits I created from this capsule
And there you have it: a non-boring extra fun capsule wardrobe perfect for fall! Do you use a capsule wardrobe? What do you think about it? What do you do to personalize your wardrobe?
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