Fall Capsule Wardrobe Wishlist 2017 | Ethical Pieces for Autumn

ethical-fall-capsule-wardrobe-wishlist-2017A New Season

Happy Monday friends! I’m starting to plan for my fall capsule wardrobe, even though the weather has gone back up to summer-esque proportions this week. I recently pulled all of my autumn clothing out of storage, and began to evaluate what I wanted to keep, get rid of, and purchase for the new season. Unfortunately a few of my pieces were attacked by some moths with expensive taste, so I’m anticipating having to replace a few more pieces than usual. While I’ll be thrifting and sewing several items, I also want to purchase from a few ethical brands this fall, both so that I can try them out, and so I can share my experiences with you. Here are some of the pieces I’m eyeing for autumn!



A Striped Sweater

You guys know how much I love a good striped piece, and it struck me recently that a striped sweater would be a wonderful versatile addition to my wardrobe. I can see myself wearing one with jeans, skirts, and even over dresses. This merino option is currently in the choose what you pay section on the Everlane website, meaning it’s down to $62 from $88. For a 100% merino wool sweater, I think that’s a bargain.


amour-vert-romantic-floral-silk-shirt-made-in-usaA Fun Floral Blouse

I have a lot of floral dresses and skirts in my wardrobe, but I’d love to add a more fall appropriate piece, such as a blouse. Amour Vert’s silk blouses are right up my ally, and this number with the fun sleeve detailing is just beautiful. I love that the floral is set against a black background, making it feel more autumnal.







Brown or Neutral Boots

You may remember from last year’s capsule wardrobe posts that I purchased some higher quality black boots. I was so pleased with how they wore throughout the season, and this year, I’d love to add some high quality brown or neutral boots to my closet. Ankle boots with a slightly higher rise are really appealing to me right now, and the new Dari boots from Nisolo are a beautiful option.



A Long Cozy Cardigan

Years of fast fashion shopping left me with no high-quality lasting cardigans, and since they are a fall essential for me, this year I want to invest in a classic quality piece that will stay in my wardrobe for years to come. This long black wool-cashmere cardigan is another item from Everlane’s choose what you pay page, marked down to $60 from $150!




A Victorian Inspired Top

I love a vintage inspired piece, and I’m loving the fact that Victorian inspired tops are still a thing. Sezane has some absolutely stunning options in their autumn collection, but this is one piece I’m planning to make myself this fall. I’ll be sure to post a video on it when I do!







everlane-ethically-made-high-rise-dark-wash-jeansHigh-rise Dark Wash Denim

A new pair of jeans is something I usually purchase between once or twice a year, and now that Everlane has a denim collection, I’d love to try theirs! Their jeans come in several styles, and are such a reasonable price for ethically made denim at $68. I’d love to get the high-rise style in a dark wash.



sezane-grey-fall-midi-skirt-ethicalA Simple Grey Midi Skirt

After years of wear, my favorite grey midi skirt, styled here, wasn’t looking it’s best. I passed it on to my sister who re-purposed it, and now I’m in the market for a new fall skirt. This flannel paper bag style piece from Sezane’s fall collection is just lovely, and may make it into my wardrobe this autumn.







Curious to hear a bit more about my plans for my fall wardrobe? Check out today’s YouTube video!

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What’s on your wardrobe wishlist this fall? I’d love to hear!




3 thoughts on “Fall Capsule Wardrobe Wishlist 2017 | Ethical Pieces for Autumn

  1. Hi Lauren, I was really lucky and found a J. Crew striped merino wool sweater like the one you want at the Thrift Store! I’d like a chunky pull-over sweater, oversized, preferably found at the thrift store, because I’m just trying out this style and don’t know if it will work with my wardrobe. Also, I’m with you on the boots. I want some, too.

  2. Oh my…..I now want to add some of the same pieces to my fall wardrobe. I’m on a spending ban though so I have to forgo new purchases.
    I particularly love the gray skirt, the victorian style top (ok, I might break my ban if I find the right one), and the floral top.
    Everything is gorgeous. Fall is the best time to dress.

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