Fall is slowly creeping into winter, so I guess it’s high time I finally shared my fall/winter wardrobe with y’all! Dressing for fall is one of my favorites, and this year I am being more intentional, and minimal, about it than ever before. Now that I’ve moved past capsule wardrobes, I’m looking at my very lean closet in a whole new way. Since seasons melt into each other, I’m focusing on more of an all-season approach. Only very weather-specific items are in hiding, while the rest of my wardrobe is available to me every day. It gives me more freedom, and I feel less restrictive.
A few weeks ago I went through yet another massive wardrobe clean out. I tucked away the few items I knew I wanted to keep for next summer (shorts, tank tops) and pulled everything else out and dumped it on my sofa. I was pretty ruthless. I’ll share my process and what I decided to ditch next week.
What I was left with was…far fewer pieces than I expected. I actually started with fewer pieces than expected. I was left with approximately 30 pieces (not including shoes or accessories) which make up my fall and winter wardrobe.
My wardrobe is not perfect. There’s items that need to be replaced and items that I really wish I had, or had more of. Of course, this is a main reason I ditched capsule wardrobes, to relieve that pressure of needing the perfect pieces right now; To allow my wardrobe to be a journey, not a destination.
While a few items are new additions, most are from last year, or carried over from the summertime. Here is what I am wearing this fall & winter.
2016 FALL/WINTER WARDROBE
White t-shirt / Grey “Whiskey” t-shirt / Everlane Square Silk shirt / Everlane sleeveless silk / Short-sleeve chambray / Long-sleeve oatmeal t-shirt / Long-sleeve chambray / Plaid button-up / Red flannel / Striped 3/4-sleeve shirt / Rust sweater / Grey cable knit / Light grey cotton sweater / Tan sweater / Green sweater / Black sweater / Brown cardigan / Oatmeal cardigan
Black skinny jeans / Dark denim skinny jeans / Black pencil skirt / 2 pairs black slim trousers / Grey cropped wool trousers
Striped t-shirt dress / Chambray dress / Black A-line dress / Grey flared dress
For now, that’s it. Without a capsule wardrobe, I am free to add pieces as I find them, and I will. I’ll likely take part in a little bit of online Black Friday shopping, for items I know I truly need and want, like another knit sweater and a warm winter coat. So far, I feel like this fall/winter wardrobe has been my most rewarding yet, and is already teaching me so much about being content with what I have.
I’d love to know what you’re wearing this season, and are there any good (ethical) Black Friday deals?