Autumn Capsule Collection: What To Wear In Carmel-by-the-Sea

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Autumn in Carmel by the sea capsule collection

As promised, the Autumn Capsule Collection is back! This was such a hit last year when I did a Fall In Monterey capsule that I brought it back. Monterey and Carmel are neighbors so the weather is very similar– Monterey tends to be a little warmer due to less fog but this capsule will work for either city. Or cooler (68-degree average) climate!

The thing with Carmel/Monterey is the weather is super unpredictable and predictable at the same time. We rarely go above or below 68 degrees but with the wind off the ocean, things feel cooler or warmer. Layers are key. This trench is perfect. Layer it over casual or dress it always looks stunning. I own in camel and gray.

A local tip: The streets here go from 1700s whale bone bricks to root ruined dips and our street lights are nonexistent! So a sturdy shoe is important if you’re walking around a bunch. A hat and sunglasses are essentials!

Also this year I included beauty. The Necessaire body scrub (code DORANPOMA gets 10% off) helps keep skin soft and protected from our super hard water. This Susanne Kaufmann Body Butter is great for post-beach walk hydration. I recommend this Ilia Skin Tint for every day. The SPF 40 is great and the coverage is buildable! Not easy to find in a tint. A bit of blush (this one doubles as lip, eyes, and blush!) and mascara complete the capsule this year.

I’ll start posting outfit ideas with the capsule next week but here is the shopping list and main vibe now!

Shop the full collection here.

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