Capsule Wardrobe Essentials

15 Essentials, Endless Outfits: Here Are The Capsule Wardrobe Pieces To Shop This Fall

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Welcome to Shop The Look, a content series where we highlight current trends and the products worth buying to pull them off.

No doubt about it, fashion trends are fun. However, focusing solely on the hottest new things can quickly leave you with a drained budget, little closet space, and no more outfit ideas. That's why having a set of high-quality, classic wardrobe pieces—ones that can be mixed and matched and kept for seasons on end—is so important. They're the building blocks of any great outfit, and they're the pieces you need in order to supplement the trendy buys mentioned above.

Whether you're starting from scratch or simply need to fill in some gaps, look no further than the list below. We've rounded up an edit of universally loved, timeless wardrobe staples to help you get started—think a crisp white button-down, straight-leg jeans, sleek black loafers, and more. Each piece was carefully chosen and approved to meet our Rank & Style-shopper standards, as well as to help you get the most out of your wardrobe—all easy to style and endlessly versatile. Keep scrolling to shop the full edit.

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August 10, 2023

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AYR The Deep End


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When it comes to the perfect button-down, AYR is the only way to go. 

Sam Edelman Loraine Bit Loafer


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Whether you're headed into the office or out to brunch with your friends, a pair of loafers is a shoe you can always trust to make your look come together.

Levi's Wedgie Straight Jeans


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These straight-leg jeans feature a classic wash that works for all seasons and will remain in-style for years to come.

Everlane The Tencel Oversized Blazer Black


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Every wardrobe needs a go-to blazer, and this oversized one will get the job done for whatever you need. 

Madewell Sidewalk Low-Top Sneakers


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A pair of white sneakers is a necessity for any closet. Madewell's are simple and comfortable, so they'll easily become a pair you can rely on for any outfit.

Athleta Brooklyn Heights Jogger


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Joggers are the new everyday pant. Easy and chic, this pair from Athleta has it all.

Amazon Essentials Lightweight Crewneck Cardigan Sweater


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With over 10K reviews, this cardigan is one of those pieces you know you can confidently purchase and be sure to get a lot of wear out of.

J.Crew Classic Denim Jacket In Brilliant Day Wash


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Trust the data—this denim jacket is a purchase you won't ever regret.

Re/Done 1950s Boxy Tee


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One thing we can all agree on—a go-to white tee is a must for every wardrobe.

Lioness La Quinta Pants


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When talking about a capsule wardrobe, you can't forgot about a chic tailored pair of trousers.

Everlane The Italian Leather Day Heel Light Taupe


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Nude pumps are a must for all closets. They're a heel you can trust will always pair well with whatever outfit you need.

Quince Classic Italian Leather Tote


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This tote bag has the look and feel of luxury but without the high price tag.

Spanx The Perfect Sheath Dress


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We think everyone will agree, you can't have a complete wardrobe without an LBD. So, if you find yourself without one, we highly suggest you take a look at this beloved fave from Spanx. 

Banana Republic Factory Poplin Knee-Length Shirtdress



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This poplin white dress is about as classic as a dress can get. 

Steve Madden Leopold Chelsea Boot


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If you need a reliable pair of booties, these Chelsea boots are the way to go. A pointed toe and minimialistc look means you can wear these with jeans, dresses, skirts—you name it.

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