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Home Blog 5 Ways to Build a Fall Capsule Wardrobe

The start of a new season is often synonymous with change—from revamped routines to setting new goals and, of course, sartorial shifts.

Fall is arguably the best season when it comes to fashion thanks to an abundance of chic and versatile pieces that make for endless outfit options. If you’re unsure of where to start when it comes to building your fall wardrobe, here are some key capsule items that will make autumnal dressing a breeze.

Blazers Galore

Blazers are a wardrobe staple in that they can be dressed up or down. At the office, try pairing your blazer with a pencil skirt and a crisp white button down. If you’re going for a model-off-duty look, throw on an oversized version overtop a mini dress. Finally, style your favourite blazer with jeans and a light sweater for the perfect “Sunday brunch with friends” fit.

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woman wearing black cos blazer




reformation pants


ganni jeans


Chic Trousers

The trouser trend is continuing to go strong this year and there are plenty of variations to suit any style. If you prefer something more classic, try a pleated version in a neutral colour like black, navy or khaki. If you want to amp things up, try a different silhouette, like a baggier, low-rise version, or a pair with an interesting fabric, like corduroy, houndstooth or vegan leather. And of course, don’t forget about denim: from straight leg to utilitarian and baggy ‘puddle’ jeans, the style options are endless.

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Fall Footwear

Shoes are the easiest place to start when building your fall wardrobe as they can transform any outfit to be more seasonably appropriate. If you’re looking to follow this year’s fall footwear trends, opt for loafers, ballet flats or clogs. If you are a sneaker devotee, try a pair in a fall colour palette (camel, red, navy or off-white) and with special details like snakeskin, suede and fur accents. And let’s not forget about the fall boot: whether you prefer an ankle boot, knee-high or over-the-knee, they’ll be sure to amp up your fall style.

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prada loafers

Prada at Holt Renfrew

Acne Studios

Acne Studios

uniqlo vest


aritzia sweater


Cozy Knitwear

It wouldn’t feel like fall without adding some cozy knits to your wardrobe. Knitwear not only makes for great layering pieces, but it’s also a versatile piece for transitional dressing. Some key knitwear trends this year include preppy vests, chunky knit cardigans in vibrant colours, graphics sweaters and oversized turtlenecks.

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Don’t forget to accessorize

Make each capsule outfit uniquely yours by adding some luxe accessories. A classic silk scarf will add a stylish touch (and extra warmth) to your look, while a chic hobo bag will give an instant update to your wardrobe. And of course, don’t forget the jewelry—designer logo earrings, chunky bracelets and dramatic pearls will take your ‘fit to the next level.

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gold balenciaga earrings




Give the Gift of Transitional Style

Want to give the gift of transitional style to a loved one? Try sending them one of our gift cards. A physical version is great for the traditionalist, while our e-gift cards give you the option to send a personalized video message (and some transitional dressing tips) to that special someone.

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Whether you’re looking to making getting dressed a little easier or simply want to update your personal style, these transitional capsule pieces will keep you looking chic this fall season.

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