Woman sitting wearing pink colour block jumper, rolled jeans and white trainers

The Capsule Wardrobe: The Autumn Update

If you’re searching through heaps of clothes every morning and are still stuck for outfit inspiration, a capsule wardrobe might be just what you need. Helping you to make the most of every item you own, capsule wardrobes focus on fewer (but better quality!) pieces.

Not only does this tactic streamline your overflowing clothing collection, but you’ll also be able to mix and match with jeans, jumpers and midi dresses to discover your ultimate outfits for work, weekends and special occasions.

To give your wardrobe the capsule treatment, just follow our handy guide below. We’ve also included plenty of autumn updates if you’re already a tried and tested capsule convert.

Capsule Heroes

Every capsule wardrobe begins with a few star pieces. Not only should these items be easy to wear, but they should also feature timeless designs that will never go out of style.

Woman wearing multicoloured striped buttoned knot front blouse, jeans and black ankle boots

Black suede effect sock pointed ankle boots

One essential that’s sure to kick start your capsule lifestyle is a pair of jeans. Whether you dress them up with heels or down with boots and trainers, jeans are a fuss-free hero that work whatever the weather and whatever the occasion.

Plus, with the focus on sustainability ever-increasing, basics that you’ll wear time and time again are the way to go to keep your clothing environmentally-sound.

Go-To
Workwear

When you’re rebuilding your wardrobe with only a handful of items, you need to make sure you have your workwear covered. After all, most of us will spend the majority of the week in these clothes.

Luckily, it only takes one item to give your everyday outfits that smart-casual twist: a blazer. Adding a sophisticated spin to jeans and a go get ‘em vibe to dresses, a sleek blazer will ensure your capsule wardrobe is prepared for your Monday to Friday routine.

Opt for neutral-toned blazers and classic cuts for extra versatility.

Woman wearing white top, white jeans and white trainers with a mint green blazer

Woman wearing pink jumper and jeans

Seasonal
Must-Haves

Capsule wardrobes are a budget-friendly way to minimise the amount of clothing you buy. Even so, you might still want to refresh your look from season to season.

Thankfully, it doesn’t take much to update your clothing for the autumn. In fact, a snuggly knitted jumper and durable footwear will transform your summer outfits in no time!

We recommend a good-quality pair of ankle boots to see you through all those crisp commutes.

Dress
Inspiration

Capsule wardrobes are all about discovering clothes that can be worn in multiple ways for multiple different occasions. This rule also applies to items you may have viewed as “one season only” options.

Woman wearing grey check pinafore dress over black long sleeve top

Burnt orange roll neck jumper

For example, if you thought you could only wear your midi dress when the sun was shining, think again. To give your midi an autumnal makeover, simply throw a long-sleeved top underneath. Try an understated black polo neck for extra cool points, or experiment with different prints and colours to bring a touch of playfulness into your look. Now’s the time to love layering!

Shop the latest looks with our women’s new in collection, as well as our seasonal tops, dresses and denim for great-quality and fashionable options you’re sure to love.