Target Fall Capsule Wardrobe 2019: 20 Staple Pieces Under $50

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So so excited to finally share this post with you all! This capsule wardrobe roundup has been a true labor of LOVE for you all, my friends. It’s dominated my thoughts for the last few weeks, but I feel really happy with it and would do it all again in a heartbeat if I knew it would help you guys!

I got (almost) all of these items from Target for super affordable prices and was able to make LOTS of different outfits with just 20 basic pieces. I tried to share some fun options too because I believe that capsule or minimalist wardrobes don’t have to be boring.

The trick to a successful capsule wardrobe, in my opinion, is to have lots of pieces that you can easily layer or wear multiple ways. We want maximum versatility here! I styled each of these items for workwear outfits (think business casual), casual-everyday outfits, and super comfy outfits. You can click below each image to shop each item or scroll to the end of the post to fast-forward for quickest/easiest shopping!

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I thought the easiest way to organize this would be to go through at least 3 different ways to style each item I purchased. Starting with this fun poncho sweater. This one definitely checked the box for “maximum versatility.” It’s one size so you don’t have to worry about sizing here.

It’s super easy to pair with a simple pair of jeans (these are the only jeans I included in the post btw- they’re classic, easy to dress up or down, and only $24) and a hat. I am pretty short (5’3) so I was able to get away with wearing it belted as a sweater dress too. If you’re taller, you could create a similar dressed-up look with a pair of skinny slacks. Finally, I also paired them with a pair of black leggings (YES these are a must in a capsule wardrobe- you don’t want to have to wear jeans every single day!) and the softest striped top ever.

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If you thought I wasn’t including a leopard sweater as a “wardrobe basic,” you haven’t been following me very long. ;) This $19 one is the PERFECT style because it’s structured enough to wear as workwear but easy enough to be worn casually too. It’s also on the more lightweight side so it’s easy to layer and create multiple different looks out of. Worn here with a basic black denim skirt, my TOP utility jacket pick for fall (it’s not from Target), and these madewell-ish Target mules I’m obsessed with.

You can also obviously style it super simply with some jeans and booties or even as workwear with slacks and a cardigan. These slacks are only $24 and great quality; however, they do run on the smaller side so I would size up if between sizes.

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I believe you will NEVER regret a great blazer purchase- especially this season because wearing them more casually is really trending right now too. I love this subtle brown plaid because it’s fun/unique but also still… you guessed it… versatile. First outfit is a fun casual look with one of our Mirror & Thread original tee’s, black denim skirt, and slip-on sneakers. The sneakers run a little big FYI- I would recommend sizing down if between sizes.

I also loved this with this windowpane print top for a little gentle pattern play- I don’t get real crazy with my patterns! Haha Paired with slacks and mules it made a great professional work outfit. This white cami is an unsung hero of this whole post because I didn’t utilize it much making these outfits, but I think having at least one of these on hand is an absolute most for layering in the fall.

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I would definitely recommend snagging this plaid shirt or a similar one for your fall wardrobe too. This one is a great, loose fit (I have the small) and super soft material. The navy and rust colors pair well with any neutral, including olive green, and I love it with my fave utility jacket.

I also find that I wear my plaid shirts a lot like shirt jackets for layering in the fall or tied around my waist for an easy casual look. I even think you can make it work as workwear if you roll the sleeves up, wear it with a skirt or slacks, and throw on a pair of mules or pumps! :)

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Getting into some repeats here, but I wanted to go ahead and show you each way I styled every top in the post. This is my go-to top for easy workwear layering. I find this Prologue brand to run a bit big so I sized down to the XS in this one.

Windowpane print pairs well with everything so it’s easy to dress down with jeans too. Also this tote bag was a last-minute purchase for the post, and I’m SO glad I got it. I wore it with nearly every outfit and love that it’s big enough to hold a laptop so it can double as a workbag too. It’s under $50 and also comes in black.

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LAST ONE FRIENDS! Are you still with me?! Haha! I feel like I should have pulled my old teacher card out and offered extra credit or something for reading this the whole way through. ;) But I not-so-intentionally saved my favorite item for last.

If you only buy ONE THING from the entire capsule wardrobe, please please make it this utility jacket. This one is not from Target, but it’s currently on great sale and is so worth the higher price point I promise. It’s incredibly soft and is just my very favorite layering piece in the fall. It comes in a few other colors as well.

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