While the pros of a new season far outweigh the cons, we'll be the first to admit that with a fresh batch of new trends comes the overwhelming feeling that you need to overhaul your wardrobe. But not to fear—many of the biggest F/W 17 trends were either starting to become a thing last year or were around in years' past, meaning they may already be hanging in your closet.
The lure of the new arrivals at basically every e-tailer and brick-and-mortar store can be tempting, to say the least, but we're big proponents of shopping our existing closets each season for the trends that we've already invested in and putting our budgets toward new trends we want to try.
To get you started, we rounded up nine fall trends that you may already have, but just in case you don't, we've included our picks for each trend. See and shop them all below!
Sure, trench coats are a classic, but this year, designers and brands are doing their part to actually make them cool by embracing on-trend oversize silhouettes.
Red, the color of the season, is undeniably bold. Embrace the fiery hue with a red dress (which we all probably own a few of, but see below if you want to refresh your collection).
We have good news: Those velvet ankle boots you bought last year are once again going to be huge for fall 2017.
This time around, the Western trend is decidedly polished, meaning you can even wear a Western-inspired shirt to the office. Just make sure your shoes don't resemble cowboy boots in the slightest.
Welcome the collegiate look back into your life via a plaid blazer, which looks the coolest when paired with jeans, a graphic tee, and ankle boots, in our opinion.
Belts have been creeping back for the past few seasons, and this time, the fashion world is embracing waist-cinching belts. Throw this flattering trend on over your dresses, coats, and oversize sweaters.
If you've been missing that leopard-print dress that you haven't busted out in a few years, fall 2017 is the time to do so. To make it look of the moment, try it with sneakers or kitten-heel mules.
Thanks in large part to Gucci, cardigans are having a moment, so be sure to dig yours out as soon as there's a chill in the air. The styles we're coveting are perfectly oversize.
Backpacks are officially back (again), but this time around, they're much more interesting than the one you toted to school for 13 years.