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36-Piece Fall Winter Capsule Wardrobe

A 36-piece fall winter capsule wardrobe with outfit combinations

I cannot believe it’s been a year since I first started this whole capsule wardrobe thing. Who would have thought that stumbling upon one girl’s blog could change my entire perspective on style and shopping? I’ve basically lost the urge to buy clothes all the time like I used to (although, let’s be real, I still have my moments), and my wallet has never been happier. Plus, I can spend my time doing more productive things than trying to find a parking spot at the mall.

A 36-piece fall winter capsule wardrobe with outfit combinations. Click through to find out where to buy the pieces pictured!

Okay, okay. Enough with the benefits of capsule wardrobes. You guys want to see what’s in my Fall Winter wardrobe, so let’s cut to the chase.

Things To Know:
  • I work in a casual office setting, so my clothes aren’t too fancy but I do try to avoid jeans at work
  • I live in Seattle so it’s basically always raining, and the winters can get pretty cold (but not as bad as some of you guys on the east coast)
  • I don’t follow a number rule for my capsule wardrobe, I just choose pieces that will work with at least 3 other items

In this post, I’ll share with you what the foundation of my wardrobe looks like (pieces that work year-round), what I’ve added this season to keep me warm and toasty, and five different outfit combinations so you can see how it all works together. Let’s do this!

P.S. Curious about starting your own capsule wardrobe? Here’s a step-by-step guide & free wardrobe planner to get you going!
A 36-piece fall winter capsule wardrobe with outfit combinations. Click through to find out where to buy the pieces pictured!Not too long ago, I wrote a post about the 10 basic items you need in your wardrobe, and SO many people told me they found this helpful. My capsule wardrobe is built upon these basic items because they stay the same year-round, which means I only need to add a few more pieces to make it more appropriate for the weather.

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white / striped short sleeve / gray

striped long sleeve / black short sleeve / black long sleeve


Blouse 2

white / olive / printed / chambray


purple / olive long sleeve / plaid


Sweaters 1

white / striped / gray
Sweaters part 2

camel / maroon / olive



gray cardigan / black cardigan / black blazer / beige coat
Outer 2

olive coat / gray coat / black coat

BottomsBottoms FW 15

blue jeans / black jeans / black ankle pants / black skater skirt

Shoes 1

leopard flats / black flats / tan boots

Shoes 23

black short boots / black heeled boots / black tall boots

Fall winter capsule wardrobe outfit combinations. Click through to find out where to buy the items pictured! And there you have it! What do you guys think? Here’s last year’s if you want to see a comparison (although I only included work wear in that one).

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Catherine Beard
Hi, I'm Catherine! I'm the mindset coach and writer behind The Blissful Mind. Whether you're trying to reduce stress, slow down, or feel more content, I’m here to help make life a little calmer.


  1. These are great! I already have most of these (plus some) in my closet. Love the olive green, it’s one of my favorite fall/winter colors!

    1. Yay, thanks Daisy! Excited to see yours! I used Canva to put all of the images together. It wasn’t exactly a quick process, but it’s easier than using Photoshop because Canva allows you to see when things are lined up/the same size :)

  2. Hi Catherine–this looks great! Were these images of your actual pieces or did you choose images for similar items that are currently available in stores? I’m currently trying to determine how I’m going to photograph and put mine together.

    1. Hi Lauren! I mainly just tried to find images that had a white background and looked similar to what I own, although some of them are the exact items. Quite a few items I’ve owned for a while and weren’t available anymore, so I did have to do some searching to find similar ones.

  3. Ooh, gorgeous. We have a very similar style, although I’m maybe a touch more boho … a result of living subtropical I think! Although I’m about to have my first ‘proper’ winter in 3 years and I’m a bit nervous, so these are great ideas of what to wear in cooler weather.

  4. Although I live in a humid subtropical climate my all year round wardrobe requires some changes in this list, it is very helpful guide as I’m starting my first capsule wardrobe just now!

  5. I’ve only recently been turned on to the “minimalist” lifestyle and am completely enthralled. I’ve just discovered the capsule wardrobe and after spending hours looking at blogs I finally found one that I love-so thank you! I hope you don’t mind, but I am copying the basic concepts of your wardrobe; though, because I am a SAHM I’m making it a tad more casual. Any suggestions as to where I might find a camel colored sweater similar to the one you have posted here? Don’t be surprised if you run into me at Pikes Place wearing the same outfit as you! haha. :-)

  6. Catherine! You’re making such a huge impact on me right now with this post!! There are so many of your pieces I’d like to find, do you have links or where they are from? I didn’t know where to start for my wardrobe but now with this info, I feel like I have everything I need ; )

      1. Oops I saw that after I posted my comment already – Most links don’t show the same item anymore but I realize it was from 2015…Now I’m on the hunt for the same perfect pieces, would love to see your 2017 version ; ) Thanks again!

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