Using Angie's blog post on creating a small casual fall capsule as a template, I came up with several outfits to wear around home or running casual errands.
I used some red for color but would like to add more. Neutrals are denim, khaki, black, navy, and white. Everything was already in my closet.
Bottoms: (photo 1)
Red NYDJ jeans
Khaki Merona slim cargo pants
Dark denim Hudson skinny jeans
Tops: (Photo 3)
H&M open weave white pullover (in Photo 5)
White polkadot buttondown
Striped tee ( grey or navy?)
Black Eileen Fisher long sleeved tee
White doggy graphic tee
Leopard silk buttondown
Linen white with red and black paisley print tunic
Toppers: (Photos 4&5)
Black twill moto jacket
Faded cropped denim jacket OR
Linen blend navy blazer
Accessories: (Photo 2 and some in 6)
Rockport grey suede athletic flats
Pikolinos peep toe booties
Belt: Calvin Klein distressed silvery metallic
Scarf: Tomato red rayon
Bag: Grey quilted crossbody with chain
I subbed the red jeans for a print, and attempted a variety of tops, some of which can be layered. I also used a white cami for layering. I couldn't decide between the grey and the navy striped tops and even then ended up with an extra top.
Toppers were tricky for proportions with the tops. The black moto jacket worked pretty well with everything. Although trying for variety, the denim jacket may be just too short and the navy blazer also shorter than ideal.
I tried for different heel heights on shoes and added extra pairs to keep feet happy.
Photo 6 has other possible tops and shoes.
The rest of the photos are some possible outfits. I'm sorry I don't know how to combine photos.
If you get this far, I'd appreciate you input as to what works and what doesn't and what changes you would make.
ETA: I learned so much from this exercise. Not much here can fit into Angie's list of fall trends, probably because these are old pieces. I can do black footwear. Wardrobe holes are a modern refined sweatshirt, a tomato red tote, casual pants in a print, a better navy blazer for this look.
It is still warm here for long pants. The plan is to move out summer and install early fall in my closet around September 15th, when it usually starts cooling down some here. Cold weather for sweaters doesn't usually get here until the end of November.