A Stylist Reworked My Fall Capsule Wardrobe—These 8 Easy Pieces Made the Cut

I routinely turn to Jennifer Sattler for top-notch sartorial guidance. After all, she spent years working at Nordstrom and is currently a stylist and blogger with her site, Closet Choreography. She, like me, swears by a strong capsule wardrobe to make getting dressed easy. While I have a collection of staple pieces I mix and match to create my looks, I tapped her to help refresh my selects to get a sense of the items she thinks are wardrobe essentials.  

There were actually eight pieces she mentioned that I already wear or want to reintroduce to my closet to build out my capsule wardrobe even more. I like these specific silhouettes because they’re easy and versatile and could work for everyone. For example, I’m all about trying a long cardigan again. There’s more on the items that made the cut coming your way below.

Keep scrolling to check out Sattler’s go-tos, complete with styling references and testimonials from her. There are also inspired shopping picks. 

“Imagine your favorite long cardigan and coat got together and made a baby. That style and fabrication I call a ‘coatigan’ make it one of the most versatile layers in my modern-classic capsule wardrobe.”

“Black pants have always been the backbone to most of our wardrobes. Right now, denim is the new black for day or night.”

“After 20+ years as a personal stylist, jeans and a white tee shirt are still my favorite outfit. Refresh your classic white tee with a cool new crew-neck style in an exaggerated silhouette, like oversize or cropped.”

“Take a traditionally sporty staple from athletic to athleisure, especially in a luxe knit hoodie.”

“Complete any outfit combination from my modern-classic capsule wardrobe with a crossbody bag that has a cool strap. Guitar straps add a fashionable edge to this everyday staple.”

“White accessories are on-trend right now. Try trading in your basic black accessories for white-hot ones and watch how many compliments you’ll get, even on the most basic outfits, like a black top and black pants.”

“Every generation will agree that a pair of dark jeans never go out of style. The last pair I bought was a super-skinny high rise. This year, I’m leaning into the newer low-rise slim-leg styles.”

“Take some style suggestions from the celebrities who wear them to coffee and on the red carpet. Add a fresh pair of kicks to your capsule wardrobe and become the epitome of street style.”

Next, check out more top-notch fall pieces.

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