Casual wardrobe capsule in Autumn palette - une femme d'un certain âge

A casual capsule wardrobe in the Autumn palette

A wardrobe capsule is a cohesive grouping of clothing and accessories that can be styled and re-mixed in multiple ways. Here’s a casual wardrobe capsule idea for those of you whose best colors are in the Autumn palette.

A casual weekend wardrobe capsule in the Autumn palette.

hat | tee | bandana | blouse (Plus) | pants | cardigan | bracelet | bag | espadrilles | sandals

Autumn colors are warm, rich, earthy, and range from soft to saturated. Think changing leaves, fall gourds, spices, etc. Autumn neutrals include warm ivory, camel, rust, brown, olive, and brownish gray.

I’ve used Autumn colors in the soft to mid-saturation range in this casual capsule. At the moment, I’m seeing more of these softer shades than deep/vibrant available (LOTS of Sage greens) but you should be able to find more of the vibrant colors in this palette when fall collections arrive.

If you’re planning a long weekend getaway, you could always add a second tee or tank, and another pair of pants or a skirt, or a dress.

Another season? Here are casual capsules for you…

Spring palette | Summer palette | Winter palette

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More ideas for a casual wardrobe capsule in the Autumn palette…

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  1. Nancy
    May 20, 2022 / 4:28 am

    Yay !!
    Let’s hear it for the Autumns ! Thanks for this post

  2. Lyn
    May 20, 2022 / 5:13 am

    Lovely capsule in just my colours , I’m a soft autumn .
    Lots of great ideas thank you .

    • Lila
      May 20, 2022 / 9:39 am

      I totally agree! Well done, Susan!

  3. Melissa
    May 20, 2022 / 5:28 am

    I am so drawn to all these pieces that I am tempted to buy the entire capsule! Thank you, I guess. 🙂

    So, I have question. I have never had my colors done. Does my frequent aversion to summer colors and my love for autumn colors suggest I am an autumn? Or could I be a summer and not know it?

    • Susan Blakey
      May 20, 2022 / 5:45 am

      Hi Melissa, seasonal color analysis is based on how your skin looks in proximity to certain colors. Your best colors will make you look healthy and radiant. That said, some people are naturally drawn to the colors that suit them best.

  4. rachel paradis
    May 20, 2022 / 6:17 am

    Thank you for the capsule wardrobe in the autumn palette, as well as the many other selections for autumns! I suspect I’m a vibrant autumn, and I confess I’m more drawn to the brighter colors of the other seasonal palettes in the summertime!

  5. Elizabeth T
    May 20, 2022 / 6:39 am

    Thank you for such a beautiful collection of autumn colors! Is it my imagination, or does the top photo look very much like the Coastal Grandmother montage with the photo of Diane Keaton? And will you share where this aesthetic fits into the Red Leopard style personalities?

    • Susan Blakey
      May 20, 2022 / 6:46 am

      Hi Elizabeth, glad you like it! In that I’ve tried to select pieces for these casual seasonal collages that are simple and timeless, yes, they could work very well within the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic. The CG aesthetic as it’s usually shown leans toward Natural, Classic, and sometimes Bohemian style personalities, but with some tweaks it can be adapted to many of the others. I’ll be exploring these more in coming weeks.

      • Elizabeth T
        May 20, 2022 / 7:05 am

        Thank you so much. As usual, everything becomes clear when you explain it in your expert and relatable way. I so appreciate all the work you do and all the information you share!

  6. Bette
    May 20, 2022 / 7:12 am

    Wow. I so wish my mother — an autumn — were still alive. She would look amazing in every single one of these items. Thank you, Susan, for providing such expertly curated suggestions.

    • Bette
      May 20, 2022 / 7:15 am

      PS. There is a surprisingly (to me) HUGE number of autumn options right now! That’s great news for your readers who are autumns. Although I’m a winter, I love considering the variations in color that make us so unique. Yay!

  7. Bette
    May 20, 2022 / 7:17 am

    PS. Sorry to keep adding postscripts — but it just occurred to me, after writing that my mom was an autumn and I’m a winter — does coloring tend to run in families? Among my four siblings, we have one winter, one autumn, and two unknowns. Interesting.

  8. Karmen
    May 20, 2022 / 7:56 am

    I want it all! Thanks for an autumn palette. Soft autumn checking in…

  9. Cath
    May 20, 2022 / 8:32 am

    That soft Autumn palette is just what I love… so me! I knew you were going to send along one soon, Susan. Thanks!
    I have been finding more pieces locally that work for me. Now back to my closet to edit, edit, edit and get it looking organized for the warm weather we will finally enjoy… been a tediously wet spring on Vancouver Island.
    FYI… As a Canadian, the SUNNY promo did not work on the JCrew linen T order sent last night.
    I had got rather excited about saving 50%… disappointing.

  10. Sandra
    May 20, 2022 / 9:11 am

    Lovely post, Susan. I’m a deep autumn whose medium brown hair is now all gray. I hope you can do a post on how gray hair affects autumn colors. Many thanks.

  11. MJ
    May 20, 2022 / 9:48 am

    I would wear these colors, as a spring. I like them that much.

  12. No Fear of Fashion
    May 21, 2022 / 12:32 am

    I am totally confused now. I always thought I was an autumn woman, but camel looks hideous on me, as does rust and brownish grey. On the other hand warm ivory and olive look good. Even brown isn’t bad. The shocking pink from the winter type is definitely my colour but I think winter also means black and white which, again, I should avoid.
    Am I an in-betweener?

    • Susan Blakey
      May 21, 2022 / 6:17 am

      The only way to know for sure is to have a color draping and analysis. So you’ll just have to come visit me in California…ha ha! There are lots of variations within each season, and not every color from a seasonal palette will be good on you. (There are some in the Spring palette that look yucky on me, and I can sometimes cross over into Autumn colors, like my Herno jacket.) You’ve already sussed out which colors you like and feel good in, so that’s what’s most important.

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