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Prept Fall/Winter 2023 Capsule Wardrobe

We previously shared tips to stay autumn chic as you start to build your own fall capsule wardrobe. In this post we are sharing our full fall/winter capsule wardrobe lineup to consider as you refresh and get your wardrobe ready for the season.


Quick background on the capsule wardrobe

The capsule wardrobe concept has been around for some time, which makes sense as it's all about finding timeless, classic pieces that can stand the test of time. At Prept, we define the capsule wardrobe as a "mini wardrobe" or limited number of individual pieces that can serve as your key basics, and the foundation upon which you can build a cohesive wardrobe that reflects your personal style.


A capsule wardrobe is made up of key pieces (i.e. the white tee) across categories (i.e. tops, bottoms, dresses). And these are not just any pieces, they should be pieces that:

  • are timeless, classic, stylish, “staple” pieces, not trendier items that will go out of style

  • are high-quality enabling them to be worn many times without needing to be replaced

  • you enjoy wearing, align to your personal style, and feel confident in

  • are in coordinating colors maximizing versatility and ability to mix and match with one another to create many outfits

  • can be worn across seasons


If you are totally new to the capsule wardrobe concept, highly recommend starting here to learn more about what a capsule wardrobe is, what is in one, why we love it, etc.!


Here is our lineup for Fall/Winter 2023

These pieces cover all your key wardrobe categories: tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, shoes, and accessories and several pieces within each to maximize your ability to make many outfits.


Tops:

  • Silky tank

  • Layering tank/bodysuit

  • T-shirt

  • Blouse

  • Button-up

  • Mock neck top/Turtleneck

  • Sweater

  • Sweatshirt

Bottoms:

  • Darker denim

  • Trousers

  • Leggings/Leather pants

  • Skirt

Outerwear:

  • Blazer

  • Cardigan

  • Denim jacket

  • Leather jacket

  • Casual coat/vest

  • Elevated coat

Dresses:

  • Knit dress

  • Little black dress

  • Elevated dress

  • Casual dress

  • Jumpsuit

Shoes:

  • Pumps

  • Flats

  • White sneakers

  • Shorter boots

  • Taller boots

Accessories:

  • Earrings

  • Ring

  • Necklace

  • Belt

  • Smaller bag

  • Larger bag


Key things to consider

You do not need to have everything in this capsule collection, the goal is to use this as a guide and going in perspective on all the ideal "basics" you should consider then tailor and customize it to your personal style and preferences.


Use this guide and compare it to your current wardrobe to identify where you have gaps in your wardrobe that you might want to fill over time. On this flip side, it can reveal where you have concentrations in your wardrobe and might want to invest in other areas.


Just like personal style, building a capsule wardrobe is a process! You don't need to, nor do we recommend going all in on building your capsule all at once. Build it over time. Start with the pieces that speak to you on the page and try them out. See which pieces you like and enjoy wearing. Then think about additional pieces you leverage to make outfits with these pieces. For example, if you love the little black dress, you can start there then try different coordinating outerwear and shoes.


For the areas that we mention elevated versus casual, consider nicer styles, longer lengths, and nicer fabrics (silk, cashmere, wool, satin, etc.). This will enable you have options for different occasions and dress codes. Still have any eye to choosing versatile pieces you'll wear more than once!


Coordinating colors and patterns are key. You'll notice we lean primarily neutrals in the guide with a couple pops of pattern. Ideally you have 1-2 neutral shades and 2-3 patterns that ground your wardrobe to make it cohesive and maximize your ability to make many outfits. Here are 12 timeless outfits you can make with capsule pieces!


Where to find capsule wardrobe pieces

We get asked this a lot. There are several stores that top our list of places to go-to for quality, timeless pieces:

  • Banana Republic: work > weekend pieces that are worth the investment

  • Quince: all the neutral (and sustainable!) basics from shirt dresses to camisoles, blouses, and more

  • Anthropologie: trousers, accessories

  • Reformation: versatile floral and solid dresses that can work for almost every occasion

  • Revolve: trousers, dresses, across several great brands (Song of Style, ASTR, AGOLDE, and more)

  • Madewell: great for denim across all body types - curvy, petite, tall, etc. plus t-shirts

  • Sezane: quality pieces with all the chic Parisian vibes

  • Express: affordable bodysuits, blazers, and comfortable denim

  • Spanx: leather leggings and other staples that fit great and feel good on

  • Skims: bodysuits

  • Amazon the drop: super affordable knit dresses, cardigans, and blazers

  • Free People: the softest sweaters, matching sets, and versatile basics

  • Abercrombie: for denim, blazers, and easy dresses

Here's a snapshot of capsule pieces you can click to shop


Get a copy of our full capsule wardrobe guide (at a steal for just $25!) to build your own capsule wardrobe delivered to your inbox, including:

  • our full cross- season capsule guide and checklist

  • outfit formulas to style every piece

  • steps to build your own capsule wardrobe (including how to think about colors, patterns, etc.)

  • shoppable recommendations on our favorite brands and pieces to purchase capsule wardrobe items

Here's a snapshot of the Prept fall/winter guide


For personalized assistance from style Pros that will help you curate your own customized capsule wardrobe per your unique style vibe, preferences, complexion, body type, budget, and more, book a session in our app!

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