8 Budget Friendly Fall Capsule Ideas!

One of my favorite “field trips” for work is putting together capsule wardrobe ideas for you guys…especially when they are budget friendly! Tried to think outside my normal color choices for y’all too, because I get lots of requests to add in black to the palette – I hope these ideas are helpful!

You definitely don’t need to buy all new items for a fall capsule; in fact, it’s quite the opposite! The idea is to start with what you already have and love and then work in a few new, fresh pieces each season depending on budget and need. If you’d like to read about my quick + easy capsule wardrobe process, click [HERE]!

**For reference, I’m 5’8″ and usually wear a S/M in tops and a 4/6 in pants.

Outfit 1:

Starting with some light fall layers that could work on their own or paired with different tops and tees! Love little layers peeking out to add interest and variety, and these classic colors will last beyond just this season.
Sweater – S
Tee – M
Jeans – my size 4
Shoes – fit true to size

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Outfit 2:

Next, same jeans and shoes, but switched up the sweater and layering tee! See how all four of these tops could be mixed, matched and paired with different bottoms to create many outfits from just a few pieces? That’s the capsule concept!
Sweater – M
Tee – M
Jeans – my size 4
Shoes – TTS

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Outfit 3:

Building on the concept of using similar pieces to create many looks, I’ve take the previous outfit and made it comfy cozy but just changing the bottom half! Swapped jeans for leggings and flats for sneaks. Easy peasy. Total mommin’ vibes!
Sweater – M
Tee – M
Leggings – S
Shoes – fit TTS

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Outfit 4:

Same leggings, back in the rust flats, but we’ve added some comfy style up top with classic buffalo check tunic and a denim jacket. I feel like all of these pieces keep coming back year to year, which means they fall into the category of a classic…which is perfect for the capsule wardrobe concept! Would totally wear this out and about with the kids or even for family pics or holiday!
Denim jacket (loose boyfriend fit) – M
Plaid tunic (covers my bum and I’m kinda tall!) – S
Leggings – S
Shoes – fit TTS

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Outfit 5:

Same leggings, back in the sneaks and just switching things up with another classic sweater option – this one is long enough to work as a tunic with the leggings, or it also works front tucked with jeans and the flats! Love this fun little game of mixing and matching.
Sweater – S
Leggings – S
Shoes – fit TTS

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Outfit 6:

Same top half, different bottom half! Here’s a way to wear some of these looks with black denim swapped in for leggings/blue denim, and I think it could work with the rust flats OR those cutie black booties there, too!
Sweater – M
Jeans – my size 4
Booties – fits TTS

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Outfit 7:

Layering with the same white tee and black jeans from earlier, and I have a tip for buying black denim: if you look for a pair that is sort of washed out or “vintaged” black and not solid black, it won’t show fuzzies or pet hair nearly as much! These are a great dupe for my Madewell pair, too.
Sweater – M
Tee – S
Denim – my size from Old Navy 4
Shoes – TTS

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Outfit 8:

Final outfit combo brings us back to the sweater, boots and scarf from earlier, but I swapped in a corduroy skirt for a different look! (This would be cute with tall boots, too.) This is how much I love y’all…no tan and in desperate need of a shave. Don’t zoom in…. 😉
Sweater – M
Skirt – went up a size to 6 for length
Booties – TTS

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There you go, friends! Eight budget friendly fall wardrobe capsule ideas and how to mix and match! Hope this was helpful and fun, and if you’re curious about the full capsule experience, check out my series [HERE]!
❤️ERIN

  1. Kathy

    October 27th, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    I am very new to following fashion/home decor instagram accounts and of the handful I chose to follow, yours is my hands-down favorite. I absolutely love your capsules (I didn’t even know what they were before following you) and styling. I bought one long cardi from Old Navy and absolutely love it!! I’ve already gotten so many compliments on it. It’s super comfortable and cozy, too! I have just saved almost every piece from your latest Old Navy capsule. I’m trying to decide between Buying the checked flannel/layered tee/jean jacket or the camel sweater/striped layering tee. Of course, I’d love to buy it all! Question – is the layered tee white or cream? I don’t see a white option online.
    Thank you for sharing your impeccable taste in fashion. Goals!

  2. Dee

    November 1st, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Where is the bag from? Its perfect!

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