Polka Dot Blouse / Green Blouse / Black Turtleneck / White Shirt
Camel Turtleneck / Cream Cable Knit Sweater / Maroon Crew Neck Sweater / Gray V-Neck
Jackets & Cardigans
Plaid Blazer / Gray Cardigan / Camel Blazer / Jean Jacket
Bottoms & Dresses
Black Skinny Jeans / Dark Wash Skinny Jeans / Black Skirt / Floral Print Dress
Burgundy Loafers / Leopard Print Flats / Tan Ankle Boots / Black Heels
Getting dressed the last few months has been weird. For a while, I was working from home half the week and going into the office the other half. Life is back to normal in some ways, but in others, not so much. There are definitely fewer occasions to “get dressed up.” Now that I’m going back into the office full time, I’m starting to find my footing, and I like the idea of using a capsule wardrobe for my work week.
This is my fall wear-to-work capsule wardrobe. It consists mostly of items I already own or items inspired by something I own. There are still some pieces I’d like to add. For example, I would love to find a pair of bone straight leg jeans or a great floral print midi skirt, but for now, this feels complete.
I’ve tried a lot of capsule wardrobe approaches over the years, but focusing on one season at a time has always been something I’ve preferred. I tend to go for tan, black, cream, and jewel tones in the fall and winter and pastels, navy, and white in the spring and summer. It’s a lot easier to keep things cohesive if I don’t try to mix those two color palettes. Although there is some overlap.
My company lets us wear jeans, so you’ll notice that this wardrobe is not super dressy. If you are using this as a framework and need something dressier, you could easily swap out the jeans for nice pants or more skirts and dresses and the jean jacket for a fancier blazer.
I hope this helps you feel inspired if you’re heading back into the office or starting to get dressed again!