How To Make A Colorful Fall Capsule | 23 Pieces, Over 40 Looks (VIDEO)

Today I'm sharing a colorful fall capsule wardrobe that doesn't have the color black. This is a request that I've received countless times and I think it's a great way to show that a capsule or minimized wardrobe doesn't need to be only black, white and grey. Instead, you can choose as many or as few colors as you like! I've listed everything below along with the video and a quick breakdown of what I discuss. I’ve linked exact items when available, but since I've had many of my pieces for a few years, I've linked similar ones if I've found some. Thanks so much for watching xx Audrey

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COLOR PALETTE

For my color palette, I selected a base of navy and brown/camel. For accent colors I went with white, green and red.

I chose these colors because they’re the colors I have enough of to create a capsule without black, but also because they’re beautiful colors for fall and I think navy is one of the best alternatives to black.

Like always though, this is just an example and I encourage you to find a color palette that works for you and your personal style, coloring and tastes. If you’d like to see my video all about selecting a color palette, you can view it here.

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CAPSULE ITEMS

Given that I was working with the items I already have and just excluding black from the mix, most of these items will look familiar and they’re some definite overlap from my own fall capsule. That said though, I’ve also pulled out a beautiful green sweater that I haven’t worn in a few seasons and a pair of navy pants that I can’t wait to wear this winter. Below, I’ve included a quick snapshot of a few outfits that I put together from this capsule, but you can see the full range in the video at the bottom of this post. Also, I’ve started a Pinterest board full of outfits that don’t include the color black. You can see it here.

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TOPS

SWEATERS

BOTTOMS

JACKETS

  • Faux Fur Coat: Tavik https://bit.ly/2R25Uk3 *I have size small

  • Maroon/Brown Leather Jacket: Zara (a few years old)

  • Camel Coat: Brooks Brothers

ACCESSORIES

  • Medium Silk Scarf: Vintage from etsy

  • Sabina Savage "Hare's Gift" wool & silk 135x135 https://bit.ly/2yvV3H8

  • Faux Fur Stole: Zara (old)

  • Brown Belt: Massimo Dutti (old)

  • Purse: vintage Louis Vuitton

SHOES

  • Cap Toe Flats: Vaneli "Aliz" https://bit.ly/2QieRF0

  • Brown Ankle Boots: Cole Haan (a few years old)

  • White Sneakers: Lacoste (old)

JEWELRY *not included in the 23 items, but worn throughout

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The Classic Black Pant | Some Great Picks For Your Wardrobe & Outfit Ideas

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Black pants are a staple in my wardrobe and something that I turn to all year long. A classic clean front, ankle or just below ankle crop, pockets and belt loops are a must for a pair that can stand the test of time and be worn endless different ways. Those features coupled with wool or a wool blend make for the perfect investment pair that I know I’ll continue to wear for years to come.

Now, if your budget isn’t quite high enough to include a new pair of pants with these features, some synthetic blends offer the same look for a lot less and with proper care can last years. I have a pair of synthetic based pants from H&M that I’ve had for YEARS and they still look fantastic despite constant wear. Also, like always, don’t hesitate to check gently preowned sites and vintage shops for pairs with beautiful construction and high quality materials at a fraction of the price.

To help your search along, I’ve rounded up some of the best black pants that hit all of these points below - plus a few in a synthetic blend to suit a variety of budgets. The pair I’m wearing in the pic above are an older style by J.Crew but these by Everlane are almost identical. Also, I can personally vouch for the quality of this $30 pair from H&M. I saw them in-store recently and was very impressed. They’re weighty, evenly stitched and lined.

SOME EASY & CHIC OUTFIT IDEAS

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Fall Capsule Wardrobe OOTW No 1 | VIDEO

Today I'm sharing a few of the outfits I've worn recently from my fall capsule wardrobe! I've listed everything in the description bar of the below video, and linked exact items when available. Since I've had many of my pieces for a few years, I've linked similar ones if I've found some. Thanks so much for watching xx Audrey

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On My Radar No 59

Happy Friday from a misty morning here in Charleston where I’m preparing for a day of filming, editing and working on our living room while Chet Baker plays in the background. There’s something so inspiring about these early fall mornings that keeps me so motivated to be productive, and the excitement of the upcoming holiday season just makes it even better.

In addition to my first fall capsule OOTW video coming this Sunday, I’m excited to share a mock capsule that doesn’t have any black (per your request!), a quick guide to watches and a few of my faves, my sweater guide including where I buy my faves, the materials and cuts I love and a few of my favorite ways to style them and so much more. I’m trying to get better at editing and expedite the process as much as possible so that I can (hopefully) post 3 videos a week a few times this month and next. Right now, since I do all of the editing myself and I’m self taught, it takes me quite a while to get a video ready but I’m slowly but surely getting faster so fingers crossed I can make that happen soon. In the meantime, here are a few of the things that have been on my radar this week.

SESAME KALE PASTA | I am so excited to make this tasty dish this weekend. It takes less than 30 minutes and looks soooo good!

SEPHORA VIB SALE | You know I love beauty products - skincare, makeup and haircare - and this weekend is one of my favorite times to stock up on the essentials that I wear and love and shop for holiday gifts. The Sephora VIB Sale started today for VIB members and offers 20% off your purchases online and in-store until November 12th with the code VIBBONUS. If you aren’t a VIB member though, you can still participate by signing up for Sephora’s Beauty Insider program and you’ll receive 15% off your purchases from November 16-19 with the code BIBONUS.

ANTOINETTE POISSON X GUCCI | Recently, printed and paper and fabric house Antoinette Poisson collaborated with Gucci for a collection of stunning pieces. Unsurprisingly, my favorite is this silk scarf but everything is beautiful.

ORIBE ARTIST PARTNERSHIP |For their holiday gift set packaging, Oribe partnered with Japanese calligraphy artist Aoi Yamaguchi and the results are beautiful.

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WINTER COAT EDIT | Timeless Coats For Your Winter Wardrobe

Earlier this week, I shared a great new coat that I recently discovered from Shop The Curated. That discovery, coupled with my own small coat collection that I’ve been building for the last few years got me thinking about what I would look for if I personally needed a new coat this season. So, below, I’ve rounded up some beautiful options in different silhouettes, cuts and colors for you to peruse if you’re in the market for a new coat.

Each of these options suits a variety of climates (some are lined and some aren’t) and they’re all at least part wool - my personal favorite material for a warm winter coat.

As you’re searching though, keep in mind that a full wool or wool and cashmere blend coat that’s lined typically comes with a high price tag and it’s definitely something worth investing more money into.

That said though, don’t hesitate to check sales (if you can wait, you can get some great deals after Christmas and again right before Spring!) and I always recommend checking secondhand and thrift stores both in-person and online.

It’s a great way to get a beautiful piece at a fraction of the traditional price. For example, I got my Brooks Brothers camel coat for under $300 at an end of the season sale!

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Are They Worth It? Chanel Ballet Flats Review & Lookbook | VIDEO

Today I'm sharing an in-depth review of my Chanel ballet flats plus a mini lookbook with some of my favorite ways to wear them. I've linked everything mentioned in the description box of the below video and like always, thanks so much for watching xx Audrey

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