Brunette from Wall Street how to build winter capsule wardrobe

Everything You Need in 2021 Winter Capsule Wardrobe


Winter 2021 capsule wardrobe shopping checklist here! Or a list of all the clothes, shoes, bags and accessories in style for winter 2021, if you will. Yes, here’s a list of everything that’s in fashion now. The ultimate winter 2021 list of clothes, shoes and bags in style for AW21 you must get if you don’t want to build a boring winter capsule closet. Now scroll down to shop 2021 winter capsule wardrobe and the most stylish winter 2021 clothes, shoes, bags and accessories! Ps. This season these two mean the same thing.

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So, are you ready for winter 2021? If your answer is no, then wait no more but get your credit card, grab a pencil and start ticking all the things on my winter 2021 shopping list. Trust me; once you see the 2021 winter capsule wardrobe hanging in your closet, you will feel ready for the new season. And no, you won’t miss fall at all.

I only hope you have put your summer clothes in the boxes already and made enough space for the new season because after you see all the fashionable pieces I found and bought for myself, you will want them, too.

Anyway, less talking more shopping! Get your credit card ready and scroll down!

Brunette from Wall Street 2020 winter wide headband sandro houndstooth blazer ganni tiger tights pearl hairpin wool sweater

Here are all the clothes, shoes, and bags that are in fashion for winter 2021. Obviously, you don’t need to buy everything from my winter 2021 capsule shopping list to build a fashionable winter capsule wardrobe. I put everything that’s in fashion now to the checklist just to make sure you could build your own fashionable capsule wardrobe regardless of your style. I know you will know what to buy for yourself and include in your capsule closet for winter 2021.

In short, whatever your style is, no matter who you are, where you work, what you do, or how old you are, here’s what you need to build a fashionable capsule wardrobe for the next season.

I see you are raising your eyebrows, right now. Don’t give me that look. Sure, a capsule wardrobe should consist of classic clothes and shoes. But not this season! In winter 2021 the classic clothes are the most fashionable ones. Hence, 2021 winter capsule wardrobe consists only of fashionable garments.

So yes, this means you can buy as many fashionable things as you want this season and have no regrets later. You will be able to wear all of these clothes years from now as well. In short, all that is in fashion for winter 2021 will turn into a classic piece the next season.

Anyway, now that you know this secret let’s scroll down to the list of all the clothes, shoes, bags and accessories that you should buy for winter 2021.

The printable winter 2021 shopping checklist with all the fashionable things that I am buying/bought this season is waiting for you at the end of this article. But bear with me, to find out more about each of key 2021 fall winter fashion trends.

Ps. I made sure that you can shop while reading. This article won’t close when you click on the item you like. Read, check the window that opened in a new tab, shop and then come back to read the rest. Be sure to browse through the galleries to find a similar product if you click on the item that is slightly over your budget. I made sure to add clothes that you can afford too.

Brunette from Wall Street 2020 winter silk scarf green sandro double-breasted blazer Chanel laceup ankle boots pearl hairpin



If you plan to build your winter capsule wardrobe merely with knits, sweatpants, hoodies and comfortable home clothes – look no further! Here is everything you need to build a loungewear capsule wardrobe for winter 2021.


Now finally – the real clothes. Starting with the most expensive but also the most essential pieces of the winter capsule wardrobe, the outwear.

There is many fashionable jackets, blazers and coats you can wear this season. So many, that we need to discuss each of them.

Let’s start with the office staples, shall we?


You need to get at least two, no wait, three blazers, if you want your winter capsule wardrobe to be complete, this season. First, you need a double breasted blazer in green. I got this one from Sandro Paris. You also need a blazer in grey colour (like this one from Saint Laurent or this one from BB Dakota that’s under $90). Ps. You get extra points for a grey blazer with bold shoulders (I like this one).

Second, you need a blazer in houndstooth print (I got this one from Sandro Paris) – see how I wear houndstooth blazer with a plaid skirt.

And a relaxed blazer – or safari jacket, if you will. I got this beautiful Maxmara safari jacket in muted pastel pink. It goes so well with this season’s must fashionable pants and the most stylish skirt.

You probably already have the third blazer. The third must-have blazer for winter 2021 is the plaid blazer. Well, if you don’t have it yet – get this one.

Ps. Be sure to swipe through the gallery below to find more stylish blazers for winter 2021. A belted blazer is also fashionable. Nevertheless, you don’t really need to buy a belted blazer. You can get a regular blazer and merely style it with a belt. Don’t worry, I will help you chose the right belt as well. But first, more outwear.


If you can only afford one piece of outwear, get a fringed jacket. Even better a fringed leather jacket – like this one from Topshop. Browse through the widget below to shop for fringed jackets I like the most.

If you can afford one more winter jacket, make sure it’s either made of leather or quilted. Even better when both (like this jacket from Sandro that I love), in leather and covered in stitches. Since the most fashionable 2020 winter jacket is the quilted jacket. By the way, I got this quilted jacket. It was just perfect for the grape harvest and autumnal staycation in the countryside.

If you don’t have a leather jacket yet, you should definitely get one now. The only question is, in what colour. I will get one in black and most probably another one in brown. Still, you can get any leather jacket in AW21 colours.

Luckily I won’t need to buy the third most stylish jacket of winter 2021 as I have plenty. Yes, a tweed jacket is another must-have jacket this season.

Although to be completely honest, I don’t know how to resist any of these. Knowing myself, I will be adding at least two of these tweedy jackets in the shopping cart before you finish reading my AW21 shopping list.

Denim jackets are fashionable this season, too. Get a denim jacket at H&M – it’s the best place to get this must have piece for your winter 2021 capsule wardrobe. I have this one. By the way, it’s fashionable to style a denim jacket with matching jeans this season. These jeans are a great match for my H&M denim jacket.


For winter 2021 get a latex coat, a cape (I love this one), a black or neon puffer jacket (check this one), a colossal coat, a quilted coat (I like this one), a leather coat, a leather coat in muted pastel pink, blue Bottega Veneta leather coat, an oversized midi coat (I have this one already) and a long coat (you should get this one in houndstooth print – I will!). Also, a shearling jacket (this one is just splendid).

Finally, a blanket. Yes, a blanket. It’s fashionable to wrap in a blanket instead of wearing a coat when going out and about this season.


Ha, I almost forgot to mention my favourite autumnal outwear. The trench coat. Surely this wouldn’t have happened if I haven’t had this stunning trench coat with removable hood from Burberry (see here) already. Having it, I feel I have all the trench coats that I need. One with a hood and one without since I can remove the hood. I only wish it had a few patches too. Or was made of leather.

Still, one can’t wear all fashion trends at once. But you can put on a new fashionable trench coat every day in the week since there are 7 different types of trench coats that are in fashion this season. I already mentioned the hooded trench coat, a leather trench coat and a trench coat with patches. Other fashionable trench coats are the cookie camel trench coat, navy trench coat, extra long trench coat and novelty trench coat.


Yes, knitted vests. Someone secretly pushed knitted vests in fashion. But no, that someone wasn’t me. Knitted vests are legit this season. Although I am not wearing this knit trend. I prefer sweater on sweater trend.


Another big fashion trend for winter 2021 is a knit bra top. Yes, knitted bra tops are the latest fashion trend to know. Worry not, I will show you how to wear this trend when you are not at home. I just bought this knitted bra top for myself.

Here are more knit bra tops and knit bralettes to shop – for every day in the week.


Sweater on sweater fashion trend is not new anymore. We wore sweater sets last season already. You already have a sweater set in your capsule wardrobe, don’t you? No? Don’t worry, browse through the widget below and get one now.

Admittedly, a sweater set is not the only type of sweater that is in fashion for winter 2021. There are more ugly sweaters that are in style now. And guess what, you already own the most stylish one. Although I bet, you would rather spend your entire paycheck to buy a new one than wear your old school sweater.

As you read, school/college sweaters are still in style. Also, the argyle sweaters and fair isle sweaters. By the way, can you distinguish between these three types of sweaters? I’m asking because I couldn’t, until browsing through the stores to find these stylish sweaters for you. Be sure to check the gallery below to see my favourite college, argyle and fair isle sweaters.

Don’t like the 70s sweater trend? Then get a chic camel sweater instead. It’s more fashionable than ever before. Ps. I’m also getting this cashmere sweater that is also in fashion for winter 2021. Besides a camel sweater and a cashmere sweater are one of those few sweaters that you can wear for work. Ps. Check the list of all fashionable yet work-appropriate sweaters now. And check the galleries below to shop my sweater wishlist.

A printed turtleneck, cut out sweater, and a fine knit polo sweater tops are very fashionable this season, too.


Prefer cardigans over sweaters? Great! Cardigans are actually more fashionable than pullovers in winter 2021. Especially long cardigans.

Trust me, you need at least one cardigan this season. Either a long cardigan or a fancy short cardigan. 

Ps. I fall in love with this H&M cardigan and I can’t stop thinking about this LoveShackFancy cardigan either.


For the third season in the row, the most fashionable dresses are a leather dress and the volume dress. I already have a volume dress so I won’t be getting another one. Nor the shirtdress with a chain belt – I already have this JW Anderson asymmetric shirt dress with a chunky chain belt.

I also won’t invest in fall dresses that transitioned into winter since I already have all. Although truth to be told, I have no idea how not to click buy this chic polka dot dress from Rotate, this floral print, long sleeve dresspaisley dress, this dress with bold shoulders, this off the shoulder dress, and this dress with a sweetheart neckline.

Instead, I will invest in the No. 1 most fashionable winter 2021 dress – dress with a Peter Pan collar, fringed dress, a draped dress, Zimmermann wrap dress, and this high neck dress with the bold shoulders from Rotate. Other dresses that are in style for winter 2021, and I’m also buying for winter 2021 are the victorian dress  (I love this one from LoveShackFancy), polo knit dress, Cult Gaia Cyn cut-out dress, black midi dress from Self-Portraitblack and white dress, one shoulder dress, ruched midi dress, the simple dress, mini dress, a long dress and a dress with oversized collar.

Last but definitely not the least dresses that I’m shopping this season are the No 2. most fashionable winter 2021 dress – the red dress that I plan to wear it for Valentine’s dinner date in February 2021. And this dress in silky sequins.

You only need two more dresses – a slip dress, and a ruffled dress. Surprised? You shouldn’t be.

Ps. Check how I wear slip dress with Burberry trench coat.


Now the dresses that you should shop now and wear all winter long. Furthermore, in early spring too. Just like I will.

Your 2020 winter capsule wardrobe should also consist of a long simple dress, rib-knit dress, and a dress with extra long sleeves. By the way, I just bought this sexy lit knit dress from H&M.

For the Holiday season get a sequin dress, a velvet dress since it’s back in style, a silver dress, dress with jewel embellishment, a golden dress, a dress with feathers, a long black dress (I love this one), and a new little black dress. Also this sequin embroidered dress.

By the way, there are 15 different little black dresses that are in fashion now. Be sure to get to know them all before the end of the week or you won’t be able to buy any of those 15 stylish little black dresses anywhere.


Back to the building winter 2021 capsule wardrobe and listing fashion trends, you can wear every day.

It’s time to check what to wear under your new fringed jacket and the leather jacket.

The must-buy tops for winter 2021 are undoubtedly a top with Peter Pan collar, tops with an oversized collar, a leather shirt, a sweatshirt (invest in this Dior sweatshirt), knit polo shirt, a velvet top, and a mono sleeve top, and a muscle tee. This top will be in style for spring summer 2021 too, so better get one finally.

Other fashionable tops you should get today are a scoop neck body, a wrap blouse, leather tie top, and a top with puffy balloon sleeves. Preferably with a square neckline as well. Yes, the square neckline trend is still in style.

Also a white high collar top from Ganni, a top with extra long sleeves, and a top with puffy collar.

For the office, get these three blouses: a floppy tie blouse, a bow-tie blouse and a victorian blouse (I’m getting this one). And of course, a simple striped shirt. Or even better a striped shirt with an oversized collar – I’m getting this one.

Brunette from Wall Street blouse trends


Looking for a new pair of slacks? Good then. Here are all the trousers that are in style for winter 2021. Ps. Cycling pants are not on the list anymore. We wear long leather shorts now.


The most stylish pants for winter 2021 are knit pants, sweatpants, extra-long trousers, striped pants, pants in a plaid print, houndstooth trousers (get these from H&M), any high waisted pants, motor pants (this is a brand new fashion trend), split pants, boy pants.

Furthermore, loose pants, paper bag pants, leather pants (these are the chicest leather trousers ever), and these trousers that haven’t been in style before fall: wool pants, knitted pants (check these), pleated pants, shimmer glitter pants (these are simply stunning), and velvet sweatpants.

Oh, and the stirrups. Stirrups are back in style. You should wear them instead of ordinary leggings.


There is only one rule when it comes to the jeans this season. The longer, the better. Cropped jeans are not fashionable this season. We wear extra long jeans now.

Well, I will still wear my tapered A.P.C. jeans since they are in dark indigo hue. And dark indigo jeans are also fashionable right now.

Other stylish jeans are flared jeans and pleated jeans. And low waist jeans. Yes, they are back in style.

Ps. None of the jeans in the gallery below costs more than 50 EUR (you can even get some really good and stylish jeans for 15 EUR – a little less than $20). Plus, there is a code you can use to get 10 % off one one order.


Mentioning the pleated jeans, pleated skirts are also very fashionable this season. But you knew that, didn’t you? Everyone is wearing a pleated midi skirt now, isn’t it? That is when she is not wearing a long pleated skirt, right? Follow the trend and get this stunning plissé skirt now. Ps. I just bought this skirt. But I’m also getting all of these skirts below. Well, what should I say, I just can’t help my self. Besides why to choose, when you can have all. Prices start at $15.

Even so, the No. 1 most fashionable skirt right now is a tennis skirt.

Other skirts that are in fashion for winter 2021 are the leather skirt, full swing skirt, exploding skirts, sequin skirt, plaid skirt (I love this one from H&M), pencil skirt, fringed skirt, any midi skirt, a tweed skirt, and … you know what? Better check the entire skirt trend report to find the list of all skirts in fashion for winter 2020/21.


Yes, the boiler suit is still in fashion. This jumpsuit from Bottega Veneta is the most wanted for winter 2021.


I already shared the list of the most fashionable winter 2021 office shoes. Yet those are not the only shoes that are in fashion for winter 2021.

Many other shoes are in style this season as well. Check AW21 shoe trend report.

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Still, here is a short list of this season’s must-have shoes. Ha, short! It’s not really that short. But still, a girl can never have too many shoes, right?

Anyway, these shoes are in fashion for winter 2021: any shoes with square toe, pumps with an almond toe, tight high boots, under the knee boots (I’m getting these), colourful OTK boots, glossy OTK boots, lace-up booties (I am eyeing these), pirate boots, shoes with architectural heels, brogues, combat boots, leopard print pumps, ruched shoes, brown ankle boots, snakeskin shoes, square toe ankle boots (I just bought these).

Furthermore, the retro sneakers, shearling shoes, embellished shoes, square toe ballet flats, Chelsea shoes, Mary Jane’s, classic low sneakers, shoes with a chain. Then the bovver boots, fluffy shoes, welly boots, platform pumps, metallic shoes, mesh ballet flats, bold pumps, lug sole boots.

No, we are not over yet. These shoes are also in style for 2021 winter season: victorian booties (I love love these), slingbacks, strappy sandals (again/still), sporty sandals, square toe sandals, platform sandals and clogs. Yes, chunky clogs are fashionable right now.

Lastly the mock croc boots, Bottega Veneta pillow pumps, Chanel slingbacks, Dior slingbacks (shop here), Burberry monogram sneakers, the reinvented slouchy boots, and the two-tone shoes. Finally, Chloé Rilley boots that you can wear instead of the last season’s IT boots – cowboy boots. And finally, the most fashionable winter 2021 ankle boots – the witch booties – I’m getting these.

Also slippers and fluffy flats that are perfect shoes to wear at home.

Brunette from Wall Street fashionable comfortable shoes by Far Tanya sandals Gucci fur lined slippers Bottega Veneta BV Lido flat sandals stay home shoes

2021 BAGS

Same as for the shoes, only a short list of the must-have bags for now. But be sure to check the 2021 bag trend report. Check also the list of designer bags that are worthy of a splurge in times like now when purchasing a luxury bag is a much smarter way of investing than anything else.

The most fashionable bags for winter 2021 are single-use bag, clutch bag, soft clutch bag, velvet bag, fringe bag, xl tote, pendant bag, mini bag, xl tote bag.

Furthermore, the Rachel bag, egg-shaped bag, shoulder bag, hobo bag, scrunchie bag, fluffy pouch. Last but not least, any brown and orange bag and a bag with a chunky chain strap.

Ps. Chunky chains are very stylish this season. And not just as a strap of the bag, but as jewellery too.


Apart from chunky chain pieces, this jewellery is also fashionable right now. The princess necklace, tiara, amulets, golden hoops, pendants with fringe, silver necklaces, layered necklace set, pearls, rainbow rings, sculptural earrings, silver jewellery, chain necklaces, baguette pendants, brooches, statement earrings. And a surprise, the diamond tennis bracelet. No idea, how this bracelet came into fashion, but it is pretty, isn’t it?

Oh, and, guess what? Chocker necklace and chain bracelets are back in style for winter 2021 too!


Last but not least, something that doesn’t cost so much and yet makes such an impact – the accessories!


Yes, hair accessories are still very fashionable. Surely, you know this already. You read the extended AW21 hair accessory report already, right?

Brunette from Wall Street hair accessories in fashion fall winter 2020 2021 trends


Now let’s splurge on the cheapest yet one of the most fashionable winter 2021 trend – the socks and tights. This season your outfit is not complete without a bold pair of tights and schoolgirl socks.


Belts are having their moment in winter 2021. Especially the chain belts and square buckle belts.


Even if you don’t wear sunglasses come fall, you better get this pair of shades right now. Especially if you are going to the Alps soon. You can wear these sunglasses from street to slopes. Great, right?

Still, if you don’t like shield sunglasses much, you can always put other sunglasses that are in style for winter 2020/21.


Extra long gloves, elbow-length gloves and opera gloves are this must haves for winter 2021. Although truth to be told, I don’t know how to wear leather gloves anymore. Now that we have to disinfect the hands all the time, wearing leather gloves seems impossible. Anyway, I’m pretty sure we will find a solution for this styling problem. Meanwhile, shop for these gloves – they shouldn’t miss in 2021 winter capsule wardrobe.


Finally, the last 3 things on our winter 2021 shopping list. The hats. No, your 2021 winter capsule wardrobe won’t be complete without a bucket hat, faux fur hat or a wide brim hat. Ps. Everyone chic is also getting a riding helmet hat for winter 2021.

Be sure to check the hat trend report to see what other hats are in style for winter 2021. Ps. Your favourite hat is back in style, too.


For the end, something that is not an accessory but shouldn’t miss in your winter 2021 capsule closet – a protective face mask. You know, not being an accessory doesn’t mean a protective face mask can’t be fashionable.

Here are the most fashionable protective face masks for winter 2021.


If you don’t like the way you look with the protective face mask you can always cover it with a silk scarf. Which is, by the way, one of the most stylish accessories of the season. Two more excuses to finally get that Hermes scarf, right?

Although, you must admit that these scarves are dreamy, too – only more affordable. Well, most of them. I made sure to add some designer scarves also.


And now, as promised a printable winter 2021 capsule wardrobe checklist. My printable 2021 winter shopping list.

Ps. To make sure you don’t forget to shop anything from my 2021 winter shopping list I also added the checkboxes so you can tick all the things you bought already.

By the way, this printable winter 2021 capsule wardrobe checklist is hyperlinked too. I linked it with the items I’m getting for myself. Click on the text, and you will see the item I am getting for myself or have already purchased. You can shop it too!

Brunette from Wall Street fall winter 2020 2021 style trends

So now you know what to shop for winter 2021 if you want a stylish capsule wardrobe that you could use for years. Indeed all the fashionable clothes, stylish shoes, and IT bags and accessories from my printable winter 2021 shopping list will be in fashion for quite some time. And by that, I don’t mean just three seasons.

Of course, you can always build a more seasonless capsule wardrobe that is perfect to wear in-between seasons. Don’t worry, I have you covered on that too. Head on how to build a fashionable transitional capsule wardrobe in 2021.

Brunette from Wall Street fall winter key trends 2020 2021

Check key AW21 fashion trends, too. After you are done with your shopping spree, of course. Ps. Let me know what from my printable winter 2021 capsule wardrobe checklist you ticked first. I really want to know. Leave a comment below or even better, tag me @veronikalipar on Instagram so that I can see how you wear it. Next, check AW21 styling trends to see how to style all the new clothes, shoes and accessories for winter 2021. Up next: how many times should you get changed on a cold winter day.