Autumn Capsule Wardrobe 2021

Before You Consider Your Autumn Capsule

So you are looking to build an Autumn Capsule Wardrobe 2021? You have come to the right place. If you have an existing capsule wardrobe or need help creating one, I always say be careful to buy intentionally. Do not add trends because they are trends. Add them if they fit with your wardrobe and will complement it perfectly. This season vibrant colours have made a comeback. Fiery shades that can brighten up the dullest of days.

Autumn Colours For 2021

This autumn capsule wardrobe 2021 comprises fiery reds, burnt oranges, electric blues, deep wineses and golden yellows. Worn together or to brighten up an existing outfit, they definitely depict autumn. The fiery tones are what I consider paint colours, whereas the base tones of sand, grey, olive and midnight black I would consider the canvas colours of this season.

The paint colours of Autumn/fall 2021 are highly saturated in most cases and mainly composed of warm tones. If any of these shades fit with your current wardrobe, for a vibrant outfit I would try the following combinations;

Downtown Brown & Daylily

Ibiza Blue & Daylily

Winery & Daylily

First Blush & Winery

Clear Sky & Winery

Red Alert & Downtown Brown

Green Bee & Winery

Tomato Cream & Clear Sky

Illuminating & Winery


In addition to the paint colours for your autumn capsule wardrobe 2021, canvas colours are used to make up the majority of your outfit if you prefer less colour. If you prefer more muted tones consider these combinations;

Perfectly Pale & Ultimate Gray

After Midnight & Ultimate Gray

After Midnight and Perfectly Pale

Olive Branch & Perfectly Pale

Alternatively. you could combine the paint and canvas colours and use the paint colours either in accessories or a coat/jacket to brighten up an outfit. Try these combinations;

Ultimate Gray – Winery

Ultimate Gray – Tomato Cream

Ultimate Gray – Daylily

Ultimate Gray – Red Alert

Ultimate Gray – First Blush

Perfectly Pale – First Blush

Perfectly Pale – Downtown Brown

Perfectly Pale – Daylily

Perfectly Pale – Clear Sky

Perfectly Pale – Red Alert

Perfectly Pale – Green Bee

Perfectly Pale – Tomato Cream

Perfectly Pale – Aluminating

Perfectly Pale – Winery

Olive Branch – First Blush

Olive Branch – Downtown Brown

Olive Branch – Daylily

Olive Branch – Clear Sky

Olive Branch – Red Alert

Olive Branch – Tomato Cream

Olive Branch – Iluminating

Olive Branch – Winery

After Midnight – First Blush

After Midnight – Daylily

After Midnight – Clear Sky

After Midnight – Red Alert

After Midnight – Tomato Cream

After Midnight – Illuminating

After Midnight – Winery 

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Autumn Fashions For 2021

Fashions for the autumn capsule wardrobe 2021 consist of a variety of styles and fabrics. Trends include;

Sheer fabrics predominantly in black

Body-hugging jumpsuits in crazy patterns

Bejewelled, sequin and crystal dresses and accessories

Dark Indigo denim

Puffa Jackets

Mini skirts

Chunky knits

Long sleeves that come over the hands

Ski Jumpsuits

Before you jump in head first, consider your capsule and how you can make it work best. For example, sheer fabrics are often uncomfortable unless you can afford to purchase silk or chiffon. Body-hugging jumpsuits in crazy patterns will likely date very quickly. And unless you actually go skiing, are you going to wear the ski jumpsuit again? Crystal /sequin dresses are fine if you have a lot of evening parties to go to; otherwise, they could spend most of their time sitting in your wardrobe. As for long sleeves, they are great when it is freezing but could look sloppy. 

However, if you need them and they slide in perfectly to your existing wardrobe, chunky knits, mini skirts, puffa jackets, and indigo denim could work for most people. See below for some suggested combinations for your autumn capsule wardrobe 2021.

Shop Your Autumn Capsule Intentionally

Like I have said above, one of the most important things you need to remember is to buy intentionally. Do not get caught up in unnecessary trends for your autumn capsule wardrobe 2021 and fill your closet with items you will never wear, or worse, that will date almost instantly. Be mindful every time you shop. If the options above are similar to what you already have, then great! Stick with that and maybe use combinations of colour or style that you have not tried before.For help on creating a capsule wardrobe for a limited time only you can book a free 20 minute consultation with me.

What Next?

The information given in the post is the best of my knowledge at the time of writing. If you are embarking on anything new get professional advice if required.

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