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Fall 2017 Capsule Wardrobe

Fall 2017 Capsule Wardrobe

You guys! The moment is here!

I always know that this whole capsule wardrobe/minimal closet blogging thing is meant for me purely by how excited I get when it’s time to share a new capsule with you.

When I started blogging it was just because I wanted to do a capsule wardrobe and thought it would be fun to have somewhere where I could put all of my thoughts.

I had no idea that sharing photos with my point and shoot camera would have led to this.

I feel really lucky that I get to do this (because I absolutely love blogging) and also make a little money for my family.

And you know what?

There’s something in the air…

I don’t know how else to say it. I know I’ve talked about it before, but I’m just feeling so much better about life.

After three years of being pregnant/dealing with post partum hormones I just feel like I’m in a really good place.

So I just feel like there is something extra special about this capsule. In a weird way it signifies a new beginning, not only for Truncation, but for me.

That may sound like the ramblings of a tired stay at home mom, but I really don’t know how else to describe it.

Plus, I just adore this capsule!

It’s more me than any other capsule I’ve done which means I’m moving in the right direction.

Because capsule wardrobes are supposed to teach us about our style right?

Anyway. Enough rambling… I have a video to share with you guys with even more rambly thoughts and the pieces I chose “in real life”.

Just a disclaimer that I had to film this video before I visited my parents for 10 days, and before I had officially chosen what to have in my capsule so some pieces are missing from the video.

In the past, this “imperfection” would have really bothered me, but now I’m just going with it.

I really have “let go” of so many expectations that I put on myself in the past and it makes me feel 100% happier and more relaxed.

So let’s get into the video before this becomes an ebook:

What do you think? How have your fall capsules come together? What fall clothing are you excited about if you’re not doing a capsule? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear your thoughts.

And stay tuned because in honor of “capsule launch week” here at Truncation I’ve got some super fun stuff planned!

And before you go:

here’s the last fall capsule I did back in 2015.

here’s my capsule wardrobe get started series

Subscribe to receive a free capsule planning guide!

Until next time,




Clothing Included in my capsule:

First Row:

White Tee (Everlane) | White Blouse (Doen): Sold Out. Similar Ethical. Similar USA Made | White Graphic Tee (c/o Haute Hope) | Linen Button Down (c/o Power of my People)

Second Row:

Fleece (Patagonia) | Gray Sweater (Everlane) | Gray Cardigan (Thrifted): Similar Ethical | Sweatshirt (Corinne Collection)

Third Row:

Turtleneck (c/o Betina Lou) | Linen Tee (c/o Elizabeth Suzann) | Mama Bird Tee (Bee & the Fox) | Tan Cardigan (Thrifted): Similar

Fourth Row:

Striped Blouse (Thrifted): Really Similar USA Made. More Affordable USA Made | Kimono Cardigan (Thrifted): Similar | Vintage Tee (Parents Hand me Down): Similar Vibe | Mom Jeans (Thrifted): Sold Out. Similar Ethical

Fifth Row:

Vintage Tunic (Thrifted): Similar Ethical | Straight Leg Jeans (Everlane) | Boyfriend Jeans (AG) | Blue Maxi Dress (Garmentory): Sold Out. Super Similar

Sixth Row:

Blue Jacket (Thrifted): Similar USA Made Vibe | Striped Tee (Everlane) | Overalls (Thrifted) Similar. | Skinny Jeans (AG)

Seventh Row:

Plaid Blouse (Madewell): Sold Out. Similar. Same Shirt in Blush Gingham | Caftan (Dwell & Slumber) | Yellow Graphic Tee (Etsy/Shirt Man Dude) | Flannel (Madewell): Sold Out. Similar. Same Color Option

Eighth Row:

Gray Tunic (Eileen Fisher): Sold Out. Same in Black | Black Jeans (AG) | Linen Dress (Pyne & Smith)


White Tennis Shoes (Veja) | Taupe Flats (Thrifted): Similar Ethical | Cognac Booties (Thrifted): Similar Ethical | Clogs (Lotta from Stockholm)

Black Tennis Shoes (Converse) | Mules (Thrifted): Similar Ethical | Black Booties (Thrifted): Similar Ethical | Oxfords (Vintage): Similar Ethical

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  • Reply Kimberly

    I have to confess, I’m terrible when it comes to fashion. I don’t have problems pairing things and making an outfit but things like a capsule wardrobe, don’t even know what they are. I will say, I’ve been wanting to create a collection of basics since I just got rid of a lot of “emotional” pieces. Lovely collection!

    September 11, 2017 at 8:17 am
    • Reply Karin

      Well that’s basically a capsule wardrobe! Haha!

      September 11, 2017 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Victoria Onken

    Hello from a fellow sustainable fashion lover! I like it that you’ve created a whole capsule from sustainable/ethical brands, that’s not easy! I personally have a real problem with capsules. I love to play with fashion, wearing summer dresses in the winter sometimes. I find a capsule wardrobe too limiting so I just have the “wardrobe”. I think having a capsule wardrobe is nice for someone who doesn’t want to think too much about what they need to wear and can get dressed quickly in the morning.

    September 11, 2017 at 9:23 am
    • Reply Karin

      I totally get what you’re saying Victoria! If you watch my video from a couple of weeks ago (my closet tour), you’ll see that I approach capsule wardrobes a little bit differently in that I keep all of my clothes in my closet, but try to stick to a set number each season (but reach for other pieces if I really want to). 🙂

      September 11, 2017 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Neely Moldovan

    I really want to try a capsule wardrobe sometime!

    September 11, 2017 at 10:01 am
    • Reply Karin

      You definitely should!

      September 11, 2017 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Theresa | Bridesmaids Confession

    This is really interesting. I’ve never done a wardrobe capsule before. I think I might try it.

    September 11, 2017 at 10:53 am
    • Reply Karin

      You should! Check out my capsule wardrobe 101 if you want some guidance. 🙂

      September 11, 2017 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Sam

    Nice picks! Like the idea of a time capsule.

    September 11, 2017 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply Brittany N

    Thanks for sharing this post! I’m really starting to feel inspired to do a closet purge and start living a more minimal lifestyle, and creating a capsule wardrobe is really going to help!


    September 11, 2017 at 1:31 pm
    • Reply Karin

      It’s definitely a great place to start!

      September 11, 2017 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply Marloes

    What a beautiful selection Karin. Especially the shoes! Really good to read you’re in such a good place in life as well. Excited to see some of your fall outfits!

    September 11, 2017 at 2:49 pm
    • Reply Karin

      Thank you Marloes! I’m excited to start putting outfits together! 🙂

      September 11, 2017 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply Kate | The Organized Dream

    I like your capsule wardrobe. I think the colors are great. I personally would add a little more black, but I just love it!

    September 11, 2017 at 4:24 pm
    • Reply Karin

      Thank you Kate!

      September 11, 2017 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply Lo

    This is the best! I love seeing the video content along with your capsule and getting such a thorough sense of it!

    September 11, 2017 at 5:18 pm
    • Reply Karin

      Thanks Lo! I was super inspired by your fall capsule as well!

      September 26, 2017 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply ShootingStarsMag

    I love all of these ideas! I’m definitely someone who wears a lot of the same clothes, but I’m still looking for some key pieces.


    September 11, 2017 at 6:42 pm
  • Reply Marti Erb

    Great video, Karin! Just love how your capsule flowed and all the beautiful tops! I seem to struggle with cute tops. I’ve recently did my first capsule & like how you narrowed yours down to 40. I keep tweaking mine and norrowing it down. I found some “holes” in the T-shirt area and dressy tops. Seem to be ok on everything else. Since I am in the process of moving out of state, I may wait about 3 months before making a purchase. The climate will be different. Thanks for all you do and just loved seeing your looks!🤗

    September 11, 2017 at 7:13 pm
    • Reply Karin

      I’m so glad you were able to put your first one together! I remember the first one being really challenging. It takes some getting used to for sure. I think that’s wise to wait a bit after you move. Especially with the weather, it will give you some time to really see what you need. Congrats on your move!

      September 26, 2017 at 4:41 pm
  • Reply Elise Cohen Ho

    I like that you embraced the imperfection. I also may buy a few of the pieces you referred to.

    September 11, 2017 at 7:20 pm
    • Reply Karin

      Thank you Elise! If you have any questions about specific pieces just let me know!

      September 26, 2017 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Crystal // Dreams, etc.

    I always love seeing the new capsule wardrobes with each season! I love what’s in yours (as usual) and it’s so cool that you put together a video, too!

    September 11, 2017 at 8:22 pm
    • Reply Karin

      Thanks Crystal! It’s my second time doing a video and I’ve really loved putting them together!

      September 26, 2017 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Beth McDonough

    I’ve always wanted to attempt to narrow my closet down to capsule-size. Thanks for the inspiration and motivation!

    September 11, 2017 at 9:58 pm
    • Reply Karin

      You’re welcome Beth!

      September 26, 2017 at 4:42 pm
  • Reply Valerie Hansen

    Your capsule wardrobe is so cool and unique! I did a sponsored post on one for a brand and I just cant resign myself to one..ha…I like having lots of variety and lots of clothes..which can be a bad thing…get too disorganized and too many unworn clothes..hope I get converted someday..ha@


    September 11, 2017 at 10:26 pm
    • Reply Karin

      That’s exactly why I did it… because my closet was too disorganized. 😉

      September 26, 2017 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply Andrea H

    Karin, I love everything you had to say here, I am so glad you’re feeling in a better place. That makes all the difference. Your selection looks great! Looking forward to seeing your outfits. 🙂

    September 12, 2017 at 12:05 am
    • Reply Karin

      Thank you Andrea!

      September 26, 2017 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply Julie Hoag

    Thanks for all these iedeas! It’s great to see so many great combos as suggestions!

    September 12, 2017 at 4:38 pm
    • Reply Karin

      You’re welcome Julie! I’m so glad you found it helpful!

      September 26, 2017 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply Carly

    Love all of your pieces – you can do so much with these options!

    September 12, 2017 at 4:52 pm
    • Reply Karin

      Thanks Carly!

      September 26, 2017 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    I have always wanted to create a capsule wardrobe. I am getting close after pairing down a lot of excess clothes!

    September 12, 2017 at 4:59 pm
    • Reply Karin

      That’s great Lauren! Sounds like you’re on the right track!

      September 26, 2017 at 4:44 pm
  • Reply Erin | A Welder's Wife

    I love watching capsule wardrobe videos! Your pieces always flow well together, and I love that you stick to a lighter color palette. That is not something I have seen much in the videos I have watched previously, so thank you for some new inspiration for my capsule!

    September 13, 2017 at 8:57 am
    • Reply Karin

      Thanks Erin! It definitely wasn’t intentional… it just sort of came together that way!

      September 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm

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