My Seasonal Wardrobe Edit for Fall 2022

Hello and welcome to this season’s wardrobe edit! It feels like a while since I’ve done one of these, I think because I skipped summer this year (oops). To be fair, for the last three months I was putting most of my time and energy into a new and very exciting endeavour: taking a patternmaking and grading course with the lovely and talented Victoria of Erbaccia Studio. More on that to come soon!

In the meantime, I’m back to working on my regularly scheduled content and that includes my seasonal wardrobe edits. I’ve been making these for years now and I still never get tired of the process of combing through my closet, selecting what I want to include, and coming up with outfit ideas (with the help of Pinterest, of course). This has helped me take a much more conscious approach to my wardrobe over the years; instead of shopping and picking things up impulsively, I’m much more aware of what I already own, what styles I reach for most often and love to wear, and what gaps I have that I might want to fill.

Looking back at my previous capsules, I’d have to say the biggest thing that’s changed in my wardrobe over the years is the ratio of me-made pieces to ready-to-wear. I’ve really grown to love sewing and knitting so much as hobbies, and most of the time these days I’m wearing something that I’ve made. I’ve slowly let go of pieces that I had purchased years ago through Poshmark and my local consignment store to be worn and loved in someone else’s closet in favour of pieces that were made for me, by me. My entire wardrobe probably isn’t as “minimalist” as it used to be, but the same guiding principles are still there: taking a more conscious approach, focusing on ethics & sustainability, and wearing what I already have.

For this season’s capsule, I’ve selected a roundup of mostly me-made items from my closet. This means that unfortunately, I can’t link to a lot of the styles I’ve got here because they’re one-of-a-kind! But to be honest, this post is really not meant to encourage shopping; it’s more meant to be a source of inspiration for your own wardrobes. Maybe you already own similar pieces, or maybe even just the colour scheme is something you could replicate using your own wardrobe. That said, I will link to information about the patterns I used as well as any sources I can still find for the RTW items (mainly the shoes). For the self-drafted patterns, keep an eye out as I am working on them and plan to release them sometime in the future, but likely not until the new year.

Personally, I really love how this wardrobe edit turned out. The colours are mostly neutral with some darker earth tones mixed, in which I think gives it a really soft, moody feeling overall. I’ve included lots of cozy layers to cuddle up in as the weather transitions (although as I’m writing this, it’s currently 27 degrees C and sunny.) A lot of the pieces are lighter weight linens which in my experience wear beautifully this time of year; they’re not just for summer! The tall boots were an item I picked up from Poshmark last year and have provided a really good solution for getting more wear out of my dresses in the colder months.

Anyway, enough rambling on – let’s get into the edit!

My Fall Wardrobe Edit

List of items

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Outfit Inspiration

Boxy sweater, white denim and clogs fall outfit

White shirt, side leg pants, wool cardigan and slides fall outfit

Beige tee, indigo denim, olive jacket and clogs fall outfit

White tee, brown wool cardigan, black linen trousers and white sneakers fall outfit

Black linen shirt and pants, shearling fanny pack, and clogs fall outfit

Wool knit turtleneck, indigo denim, leather bag and rain boots fall outfit

Boxy sweater, linen culottes, rain coat and rain boots fall outfit

Cashmere crew sweater, white denim, and clogs fall outfit

Linen tank, linen pants, boiled wool coat, and oxford shoes fall outfit

Beige tee, corduroy shirt, linen pants and Birkenstock Boston clogs fall outfit

Tiered wrap dress, shearling fanny pack, and tall boots fall outfit

Black linen tee, olive linen jacket, white denim, and mules fall outfit

Puff sleeve blouse, indigo denim, and oxford shoes fall outfit

Beige tee, indigo denim, rain jacket and white sneakers fall outfit

Linen maxi length shirt dress and suede mules fall outfit

Wool turtleneck, linen pants and Birkenstock Boston clogs fall outfit

I hope you enjoyed reading about my seasonal wardrobe edit for fall and can take away some good inspiration for your own closet. Feel free to share and save your favourite outfits or the entire wardrobe edit to Pinterest! Until next time, as always, thank you for reading.

Emily Lightly

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  • I am really enjoying all your posts and information on different patterns companies. I am looking for patterns for the larger sizing lady 20/22 do you have any ideas I also live in New Zealand and our weather seasons are a little different to yours (the hots and colds). We do have some great pattern companies here like the sewing revival and papercut but I would like more variety which I see in your post but then there is the pattern size problem.
    I look forward to your reply
    Regards Kay

    • Thankfully there are a lot more pattern companies offering inclusive sizing these days. Check out Muna and Broad who specifically offer plus size patterns. A few others I can think of off the top of my head are Sew House Seven, Closet Core, Style Arc. If you search on The Foldline you can filter patterns based on your size as well. Hope this helps!

  • I really enjoy your capsule wardrobe ideas! They’ve served to inspire my outfit pairings for different seasons. I’m curious, what do you love about creating capsule wardrobes? I’d love to know more about the why behind using a capsule wardrobe, and what you do with your other clothes that aren’t included in your chosen wardrobe for a season. Do you do it for a whole season and exclusively limit yourself to just those pieces or do you bring out items that you want to wear from your closet that you just have in storage?

    • I find that curating a collection of my clothes and ‘shopping my closet’ each season helps things to feel more refreshed and new again. I like to look for outfit inspiration and find new ways to wear what I already have so that I don’t feel the need to shop for something new. It also helps me get a good sense of what pieces I return to each season and which ones I maybe don’t get as much wear out of and could probably re-sell or donate. And I just think it’s really fun to put capsules together and organize them within certain parameters (season, item number limit, colour palette, etc). So the main draws of a capsule wardrobe for me are keeping my closet slow & sustainable, trying to keep it as minimal as I can, and pure enjoyment 🙂