One-Stop-Shopping Fall Capsule Wardrobe (Most Pieces On Sale Right Now!)

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Is there anything more enticing than a capsule wardrobe? Wouldn’t it be lovely if everything in our lives fit into such a neatly arranged collection? A girl can dream.

I recently overcame some fears from the last 10 years and went into an Abercrombie store again. We’ve shared how some of their newer stuff online has been so great, but I hadn’t ventured into a brick and mortar of theirs for fear of being overwhelmed with that horribly potent scent that has made me steer clear for years… And guess what? It wasn’t smelly in there!

I walked in (with my mom who was visiting…my brother asked if it was 1997 again…hahaha) and was so pleasantly surprised with a shop-able store with seriously cute, well-priced items! I soon realized you could easily put together a complete fall capsule wardrobe from this store with amazing basics with just enough interesting detail. And the best part? A&F is having a sale right now. 30% off your purchase with code: 11017 (excludes denim).

Trench Coat & T-Shirt Dress

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CoatDrapey Trench Coat – Love this coat. It’s a bit heaver in a stretchy fabric and it’s a great piece for fall. It’ll take you into a bit cooler weather than a typical trench fabric would. And it doesn’t wrinkle! Fits true to size. Wearing a Small.
DressPocket Tee Dress – This is adorable and so soft. I tried on a Medium but should have stayed with a Small. LOVE it. It comes in a few solid colors, too. It’s great to wear now with sneakers, booties or sandals and later with OTK boots and the trench.

ShoesDolce Vita Sonja – Fav booties ever. Half off at Nordstrom Rack now!

Navy Jacket, Long Sleeved Tee, Gray Jeans & Blanket Scarf

Jacket – Military Twill Jacket – This jacket is great and has cool details. It would be a go-to fall piece for sure. Love the olive green, too. I couldn’t decide but I like this navy with the scarf. Wearing a Small.

TeeLong Sleeve Boyfriend Tee – Lightweight and lovely. The split hem is great. And I’m loving this one, too, for a warmer version. Cozy Long Sleeve Tee

ScarfWomen’s Jacquard Scarf – Love this. A perfect weight for fall and so soft.

JeansSuper Skinny Ankle Jeans – Almost sold out in this gray with the seam. Dang. But here are some that are also gray ankle jeans and these are gray and have cute military details. TTS. Wearing 27, my typical size. I find that their jeans are a tiny bit tight, but not enough to size up, IMO.

ShoesDolce Vita Sonja – Fav booties ever. Half off at Nordstrom Rack now!

Floral Dressy Tee and Gray Jeans

black floral tee

Top – Woven Tee – Such a pretty tee. So soft and it buttons up the back for a lovely detail (or wear some of the buttons open at the bottom). Wearing a Small.

JeansSuper Skinny Ankle Jeans – Almost sold out in this gray with the seam. Dang. But here are some that are also gray ankle jeans and these are gray and have cute military details. TTS. Wearing 27, my typical size. I find that their jeans are a tiny bit tight, but not enough to size up, IMO.

ShoesDolce Vita Sonja – Fav booties ever. Half off at Nordstrom Rack now!

90’s Cardigan, Pretty Tee (In a Great Color for Fall) and High-Waisted Vintage Jeans

CardiganLong Patterned Cardigan – Love this updated longer version of a sweater you would’ve seen on Felicity. TTS. Wearing a Small.

TeeEmbroidered Boyfriend Tee – Cute soft tee with a little bit oversized fit and pretty embroidery on the sleeves. The color is so good for this fall.

JeansGirlfriend Jeans – These are throw-back to AF’s amazing jeans of yesteryear…so good on the wash and distressing and the vintage cut/style are amazing. I stuck with my usual size (27) but they are a little snug. I didn’t want them to stretch out and be less flattering though and I brought these puppies home. I’ve already worn them and they are so good and flattering. Love!

ShoesDolce Vita Sonja – Fav booties ever. Half off at Nordstrom Rack now!

Boyfriend Cardi, Feminine Top & Vintage Jeans

long cardigan vintage jeans pink top

CardiganClassic Cardigan – Ok, so I know in a true capsule wardrobe you might not have 2 long cardigans…but yes, you would, if you were me. Especially when they’re as good as these. Love this one and the extra long sleeves. It’s not too big or overwhelming. The right fit and cozy and good. Wearing a Small.

TopPeplum Tee (also similar Ruffles Sweater) – Love this tee. True to size and such a gorgeous color. It has a cool overlapping ruffle at the back, too. Soft and lightweight.

JeansGirlfriend Jeans – These are throw-back to AF’s amazing jeans of yesteryear…so good on the wash and distressing and the vintage cut/style are amazing. I stuck with my usual size (27) but they are a little snug. I didn’t want them to stretch out and be less flattering though and I brought these home. I’ve already worn them and they are so good and flattering. Love! Wearing my typical size.

ShoesDolce Vita Sonja – Fav booties ever. Half off at Nordstrom Rack now!

Vest, Sweater & Black Skinny Jeans

green vest camel sweater black skinny jeans

Vest –  Military Twill Vest – So cute and adds interest to so many basic outfits. Love the color and the details on this and the fit is great. Wearing size Small.

SweaterV-Neck Sweater – A cute basic v-neck, not too thick, not too thin. Super soft. A great go-to. Wearing a Small.

JeansSimone High Rise Super Skinny – These were cute and a great high rise. The wash is good and the length is just a little long on me. These are quite skinny but would be amazing with OTK boots this fall/winter.

ShoesDolce Vita Sonja – Fav booties ever. Half off at Nordstrom Rack now!

The Softest PJ’s

super soft pajamas shorts

TopCozy Long-Sleeve Tee – The coziest and softest. I really wanted both of these and still may grab them up for a cute and comfy PJ set. Wearing a Small.

ShortsRuffle Lounge Shorts – Most adorable shorts and soooo soft. TTS. Wearing a small.

Cozy Loungewear

cozy loungewear
Top – Cozy Tie-Sleeve Crew – This top is gorgeous and soft. It is perfect for loungewear or with jeans or even for date night. TTS

PantsLounge Fleece Pants – These are soft and comfy and in the same fleece as the tops labeled “cozy.” Pretty much I want to own everything in this fabric. These do run a little small so I would size up as they don’t have a ton of stretch.

 Athletic Wear

worn sweatshirt colorblock leggings

SweatshirtActive Boyfriend Hoodie – This was cute, but a little boxy for my liking. So soft and some worn details that made it feel like you’d owned it forever. TTS. Wearing a Small.

LeggingsMesh Capri Leggings – These are so cute with the scalloped hems and the mesh details. They felt sturdy enough for an actual workout and fit TTS.

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Have you tried anything recently from Abercrombie? Some readers on Facebook said they love their jeans and I agree! They’ll be my new favorite mall store to check out for well-priced items. Who else is ready for fall????!!

xo

L

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15 Comments

    • I did! I’ve already worn the girlfriend jeans and the floral tee. Love them both! I brought home the lighter navy scarf and the dark gray cardigan, too, for when it cools off.

  1. Those vintage jeans look great on you. I notice they have regular and short length – I’m 5’3″ and I think you’re a tad taller? Do you have on the regular length? Length looks perfect on you.

  2. Elizabeth Rafter on

    Ack! So I just ordered the trench coat, the Annie jeans and the pajama shirt! To go with the boyfriend cardigan, button neck pullover and side snap hoodie that I ordered last week! I may need an intervention at this point! Haha! I’ve said recently though that I was really pleasantly surprised when I ventured into Abercrombie last year. Their clothes fit way better than they did when I was in my 20s and I love their styles. I’ve gotten quite a few things there in the past year or so. Just a little heads up…if you belong to their rewards club, you get bonuses and discount codes often. So the things I ordered today were 30% off with the sale. And then I got an additional 20% off that with a code they sent me, plus $10 off for reaching my reward goal last week! My bill today for those 3 things came to $132!!! It would’ve been almost criminal NOT to but that stuff!!! Haha! Wonder if my husband will see it that way?! #definitelynot

  3. I can’t believe a 47-year-old mom of a teenager and one in college just made a purchase (and a large one, too) at Abercrombie & Fitch! I have never even ONCE let my kids go into that store because of the horrendous smell of cologne, lack of lighting, and risque advertising. I feel so old….but so excited about some long cardigans (with buttons!!) and new plain t-shirts! Thank you, Laura for stepping in and showing me the way!

  4. Great post! I would like to try the woven tee. I’m normally size 6/8 petite. I’m deciding between Small and Medium. What would you suggest?

  5. So I bit the bullet last night and finally put in an order for a bunch of things. A few of the tops you featured here and a couple of jeans too – and even one dress! Hoping that some of it works. Since I can’t remember when I last shopped there I was really guessing on sizes, so we’ll see. But I shipped to the store so I can try and exchange/return as needed. Thanks for the inspiration!

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