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Just because social gatherings are a little different this fall it doesn’t mean your wardrobe doesn’t need a little TLC. This work from home capsule wardrobe inspiration will give you ideas for how to plan your own wardrobe for the season!
While my leaf-peeping options are limited this year, I’m planning for Fall by building a capsule wardrobe. This work from home capsule wardrobe is filled with a soft Autumn color palette and comfortable pieces designed to give you inspiration in your own closet. Planning out a wardrobe with pieces and ideas allows me to get a feel for what trends and colors I’m leaning into and what elements of my current style to leave behind.
Creating a capsule (inspirational or otherwise) every season will allow you to gauge any changes in your style and plan for future purchases.
Sometimes I like to start from scratch, and other times I use what’s actually in my closet to gather inspiration. Since moving to Maui from Georgia, pinning down a style or aesthetic has been extremely difficult. Planning for a season by picking out specific patterns, colors, and styles has allowed me to get an idea of where my fashion inspiration is heading. This keeps me from getting overwhelmed by trying to piece together a cohesive wardrobe one item at a time.
So if you’re struggling in this new season, don’t worry! Use this post as inspiration to look at your own wardrobe and start planning.
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THOUGHTS BEHIND THIS CAPSULE
Work from Home Capsule Wardrobe Inspiration
I usually start planning by choosing the color palette ahead of time to make sure my wardrobe is cohesive. My approach to this work from home capsule wardrobe was a little different. I looked at the colors I’ve been wearing all summer and loving into this season: pale and hunter greens, soft warm pinks, and different hues of yellow. Comfort was at the center of curating this wardrobe into something that can easily be worn around the house all day.
Fits, Styles, & Patterns
The fits for this work from home capsule wardrobe are tighter and more cropped than in previous years. The focus was on cropped styles in warm knits that are so comfortable you’ll want to them wear at home. These tops also are ideal if you’re in a climate that demands a warmer wardrobe that still feels like Fall. High waisted skirts, jeans, and pants pair especially well with cropped fits.
TOPS, SWEATERS, CARDIGANS
Lately I’ve been into more form-fitting tops, and that was part of my focus when choosing them. They are all in stretchy knits that can handle a day in front of your computer and a Thanksgiving dinner. Button-up styles are classic, symmetrical, and a must for me when it comes to anything business casual. Portraying a professional image on Zoom is easier than ever with these comfortable button-downs.
The dresses for this capsule keep it pretty simple. The tie shoulder is one of my favorite styles and pairs really well with a turtleneck or fitted tee underneath. Same goes for the smocked floral midi dress, but the longer length makes it more appropriate for cooler days. With work from home style, you definitely need a t-shirt dress that will feel like pajamas all day.
CARDIGANS & SWEATSHIRTS
For the cardigans I leaned into cropped styles, but I wanted to keep them pretty different. The fuzzy knit I remember from the early 2000s has surfaced once again! I chose this Reformation fuzzy cardigan with a puff sleeve to give this classic staple a trendy twist. Chenille is one of my favorite knits for Fall. I picked a cropped style in a hunter green for more layering with color. And of course, the tie-dye sweatshirt. I don’t know that any of us made it out of quarantine without tie-dye edging its way into our closets. I love this sweatshirt from Free People dyed with a neutral soft brown for Fall.
With a work from home focus, I wanted to keep the bottoms comfortable and casual. The tie-dye shorts and sweatshirt create a matching set that can easily go from home to run errands. Plus, the neutral color palette allows the shorts to pair well with most tops. A shirred mini skirt is stretchy but form fitting, and will pair perfectly with a cropped cardigan. A classic black pair of bike shorts is a great basic to add to your wardrobe. Wear them for working out, under a big tee, or whenever you want to be comfortable.
Kitten heels and pumps have been replaced by cushy knit socks and faux fur slippers. A fun pair of sneakers go well with just about anything without sacrificing comfort. Cute, warm, and comfortable, combat boots provide a masculine edge. They provide a style that is just interesting enough to fold in to the wardrobe while standing out.
Creating a work from home capsule wardrobe for any season allows you to mindfully plan for what you will need in your closet. This helps you reduce budgetary waste and prevent buyer’s remorse. While every purchase may not be a winner, planning this way allows you to focus on your needs. Give yourself more time, better clothes, and increased confidence with just a little planning!