Fall 2020 Capsule Wardrobe

Sharing my ideas for a fall 2020 capsule wardrobe; classic pieces you can wear the entire season and mix and match! 

Hi friends! I hope you’re enjoying the morning so far. I’ve got a doctor’s appointment this am and am looking forward to heading to the pool with the kiddos once Liv finishes her online classes for the day. It’s been 100 degrees lately, and while it isn’t ideal pumpkin patch weather, we’re still living up the opportunity to swim while we can!

For today’s post, let’s chat about fashion-y things! Remember when I did the capsule wardrobe? I went full Marie Kondo on my closet and got rid of everything except the necessities and items I truly loved and wore. It suited me for quite a while and then I was like, “I love shopping too much” and went to the entire other side of the spectrum. It’s like when you tell yourself you can’t have brownies and then eat a whole pan. Moderation works best for me. 😉

With the current world situation, I’ve found myself navigating back towards a capsule-isn type wardrobe. If anything, it’s been more about habit, simplicity and decision fatigue. I feel worn down by all of the decisions and stress from the past handful of months and it’s so much easier to not really think about what I’m going to wear. I have the staples I love that make me feel good, so I rotate through the faves.

I thought I’d share some of my go-tos + and ideas for mixing and matching the outfits. As always, I love when you share your faves, so please shout out any pieces you’re loving for fall in the comments below! (Items I personally own are notated with an asterisk * – if the exact style or brand wasn’t available, I linked to something very similar)

fall 2020 capsule wardrobe. fitnessista.com

Fall 2020 Capsule Wardrobe

fall 2020 capsule wardrobe. fitnessista.com

Tops and sweaters:

*Leopard top

*Barefoot dreams cardigan

*Madewell crew in black and white

*White button-down shirt

Floral top

*Satin camisole

Tan sweater


*Classic blue jeans

*Black skinny pants

Pants, dresses, and jumpsuits:

*Black leggings

*Faux leather leggings

*Classic wrap dress

Floral dress

Sweater dress



Plaid blazer (love this one, too! Just ordered it from Express)

*Black blazer

*Black moto jacket

Olive green jacket

Shoes and accessories:

*Classic black mules or leopard mules

*Low-top sneakers (less expensive options here and here)

*Tan booties


*Leopard headband

Everyday tote – this one is gorgeous and looks wayyyyyy more expensive than it is

*Crossbody bag

Gold hoops

You can mix and match SO many of the pieces above!!

Some of my fave outfits:

fall 2020 capsule wardrobe. fitnessista.com

Satin camisole // Plaid blazer //  jeans // Classic black mules // hoops // Crossbody bag

fall 2020 capsule wardrobe. fitnessista.com

Olive green jacket // Floral top // jeans // booties // hoops // Everyday tote

fall 2020 capsule wardrobe. fitnessista.com

Floral dress // Heels // hoops

fall 2020 capsule wardrobe. fitnessista.com

Madewell crew in white // Black leggings // Low-top sneakers // Olive green jacket

fall 2020 capsule wardrobe. fitnessista.com

Tan sweater // Black skinny pants // Leopard headband // Classic black mules // Crossbody bag

So tell me, friends: what’s something in your closet that you’ve had forever and still wear? For me, it’s the black moto jacket. I’ve had it for years and it’s stood the test of time.



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  1. V on September 23, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    How do you incorporate Trunk Club into your capsule wardrobe?

    • Fitnessista on September 23, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      I’ve been asking for more staple type pieces and they send exactly when I’m looking for

  2. Nicole on September 24, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    Love the idea of relying on classic pieces/staples that will last over the years. As I’m pregnant and living in leggings, I’m currently into longer sweaters and shirts with some butt coverage. I do remain completely baffled by the ridiculously expensive beat-up sneaker look, but what do I know? 🙂

    • Fitnessista on September 25, 2020 at 12:47 am

      i felt the same way for a long time! they’re worth the hype haha
      congrats on your pregnancy! <3

  3. Julie on September 24, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    This is not a capsule wardrobe, this is a regular fall trend wardrobe. Which there is nothing wrong with, just identify it as such. Also, do you really believe expensive monthly clothing shipments and $500 converse style shoes are relatable to your average reader?

    • Fitnessista on September 25, 2020 at 12:42 am

      thank you so much for the feedback. =i always include a range of prices in the pieces i share here on the blog

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