12 July 2022

How to build a pre-fall capsule wardrobe — part 2

Modern Capsule pieces: Frame leopard blouse | Mother Hustler denim | Schutz sandals | Ivory Cinq A Sept blazer | Gucci bucket bag

How to build a modern, pre-fall capsule wardrobe — part 2

How do you build a modern, pre-fall capsule wardrobe and then make it even better? By stocking your closet with a combination of well-fitting essentials and trendy pieces that you add each season! Trendy pieces include pretty blouses, non-black handbags, special jackets and dresses, and fun accessories. Sooo … basically anything you absolutely love and are excited to wear!

With everything you need available in your closet, you’ll have extra confidence when getting dressed. Trust me on this one — it feels REALLY GOOD when your outfits come together easily. But, this requires thoughtful planning and smart purchasing, and it also doesn’t happen overnight (darn). Today’s post follows “How to Build A Modern, Pre-Fall Capsule, Part 1” which is the starting point for every great wardrobe: sophisticated, elevated, modern pieces that when combined, make the most stylish outfits ever!

This is part 2 of a two-part series on how to make the perfect wardrobe. In other words, how to incorporate those trendy, stylish pieces that take your wardrobe to the next level. These are often the items we actually buy first because, after all, they’re way more fun to purchase! Since some of these items are on sale, now is the time to get the best selection, and remember, buying early allows for longer wearing time. Keep reading for some new and exciting arrivals that pair perfectly with the essentials you hopefully already own. As always, if you have any questions or need help, feel free to reach out! 🙂

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The essentials

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Left: Cinq a Sept blazer | White jeans | Alexander McQueen sneakers

Middle: J.Crew trench | Gucci rubber sandals | AGOLDE Riley jeans | Dior bag | ATM tshirt

Right: Madewell leather jacket (runs small) | Stuart Weitzman pumps | Tank | Fidelity Cher jeans


A touch of animal print

Animal print is pretty much a neutral, and since it’s a year-around print, it makes for a great investment. Depending on your love for animal print, adding just a touch — like a shoe or a cami — is an option. If you really love it, then a dress or even a jacket is a good idea, and you’ll have these pieces for years to come!

L’Agence denim jacket | Paige dress | Rebecca Minkoff handbag | Marc Fisher boots | Link bracelet

Cool accessories



“Not-basic shoes”

Believe it or not, the two hottest shoe brands that hardly stay in stock are Amina Muddai and Mach & Mach. They flew off the shelves during the early days of the pandemic, and now their influence is everywhere. While most of us might not have the opportunity to wear these shoes, the point is that adding something fun that you just love will make you feel extra stylish and modern!

Vince dress | Gucci sandals | Gucci bag | Mach & Mach sandals | Cult Gaia bag | Cinq a Sept blazerCocktail ring




I love anything with stripes! Stripes are timeless, and always remind me of French girl style. Make them look more modern by wearing a striped shirt with flare jeans and even a sweater over it. Whether it’s a sweater or a striped tee, you’ll have these pieces forever. There are so many great pieces I decided to share them below!

J.Crew cashmere sweater | Rag & Bone stripe shirt | Mother denim | Gucci bag | Rag & Bone sneakers | Earrings



Leather & Faux leather

Leather is the easiest way to add a cool vibe to any outfit — it will definitely level it up. In recent years, faux leather has been looking so good! It’s drapey and soft, and most of the time you can’t tell the difference from real leather. A faux leather blazer is super stylish and modern, and just today I spotted these cool pants. See below for other favorites.

Leather blazer | Anine Bing t-shirt | Paige jeans | Versace tote | L’Agence sandals | Sunglasses



Pretty blouses

If you’re looking for an update, adding pretty blouses is the way to go. You can wear them during the day for lunches or meetings, and then if you style them a little bit differently (maybe unbutton a little bit more or add a heel?), they can be perfect for a night out as well. Try one layered under a cozy cardigan for a more casual look, or  and under a blazer to feel a bit more dressed up.

Alice & Oliva blouse | Cinq A Sept blazer | Denim | Sandals | David Yurman ring | Gold clutch



Cool jackets

One can never have too many jackets!! As long as you have all the basics, then any jacket you purchase will work in nicely with your wardrobe. I adore this Anine Bing camel wrap coat, and depending on the climate where you live, a fun jacket like this or this will make many cute outfits.

Plaid coat | Flare jeans | Anine Bing tee | Gold necklace | Balenciaga tote | Booties


Anything navy

I love navy and so do many of you, but I usually don’t suggest adding it since I think it’s better to have a handful of black basics. But, if you’re covered in the black basics department, then adding navy is a great way to switch things up! Right now at Nordstrom, some of my favorite pieces are from Vince, and many are on sale, check it out here. My favorite way to style navy is with faded denim and any fun shoe. I’m partial to a neutral, but I really want to wear color, like this!

Veronica Beard blazer | Vince blouse | White denim | YSL bag | Sandals | Gold cuff | Bangle



Thank you for reading! xx

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