Wanna hear a secret? You don’t need to go on a major shopping spree this season. That’s because some of fall’s hottest trends are so simple, there’s a really good chance you have all you need in your wardrobe. Don’t believe us? Check out some inspiration from some of the trendiest fall collections… and we think you’ll see that you’re probably already more than halfway there:
Trendy fall clothing you already have in your wardrobe
Head-to-Toe BlackIt may be a cliché, but black is back for fall. Probably because it always looks stylish and slimming. Plus, you can wear the same clothes over and over without looking like a fashion victim. A simple pair of straight leg black pants goes with everything.
Wilfred Darontal Pant, $125 at Aritzia. Wilfred
Head-to-Toe BlackThe key to making a black ensemble interesting is mixing up textures. A woolly sweater with a sheer, chiffon-y skirt is an unexpected pairing, but any black skirt with a contrasting textured top will do.
Babaton Jude Skirt, $110 at Aritzia. Aritzia
Head-to-Toe BlackA black blouse, whether a button-up or something more draped and feminine, is an easy way to finish a dressy ensemble of black pants and heels.
Zara Draped Top, $50 at Zara. Zara
Forever PlaidDid you hold onto your '90s flannel shirts? It's time to bring them back. Throw one on with jeans or wear one over a delicate camisole and belt it for a look that's a little less grunge.
TNA Brisco Shirt, $65 at Aritzia. Aritzia
Forever PlaidA preppy plaid blazer looks fresh when worn over a turtleneck. The same goes for a plaid overcoat or trench. Any plaid topper you own should be pulled out for autumn.
J.Crew Regent Blazer in Plaid, $362 at J.Crew. J. Crew
Forever PlaidA plaid shirt-dress looks great with woolly tights. Don't have one? A tunic-length plaid shirt can easily be belted and worn with opaque leggings. Even a classic kilt fits into this fall's trends.
Loft Mixprint Shirt Dress, $111 at Loft. Loft
A Little NeckingTurtlenecks of all styles and sizes are en vogue this season. That means even your comfiest funnel neck can come out for more than just curling up with a cup of tea.
Community Plutarch Sweater, $135 at Aritzia. Aritzia
A Little NeckingA fitted wool turtleneck is as warm as a much thicker sweater without the bulk. Wear your favourite with a classic denim jacket.
J.Crew Classic Wool Turtleneck Sweater, $124 at J.Crew. J.Crew
A Little NeckingYour turtleneck doesn't have to be heavy. A thinner t-neck is actually more versatile. Layer it as they did on the runway, under sleeveless dresses to make them more winter-appropriate.
H&M Polo Neck Top, $15 at H&M. H&M
Get CreamedCream looks a bit less stark in cooler temperatures than white, but really, any off-white shade will do. A chunky turtleneck sweater covers a variety of trends in one go—but really, any long-sleeved top or sweater will work just as beautifully.
Zara Sweater with Turtleneck, $46 at Zara. Zara
Get CreamedA cream or off-white wool coat, blazer or long cardigan looks cool-weather appropriate when paired with trendy plaid or dark denim.
J.Crew Regent Topcoat in Double Serge Wool, $511 at J.Crew. J.Crew
Get CreamedWhile you may not have cream-coloured pants in your wardrobe, a very light pair of khakis could work. Or, if you pair them with a sweater, your favourite white jeans could be worn well into winter.
Joe Fresh Slim Cord Jean, $22 at Joe Fresh. Joe Fresh
Chunky BrewsterThe heavy sweaters you usually save for going skating or tobogganing are now trendy. So pull out your favourite cable knit and start wearing it.
H&M Pattern Knit Jumper, $50 at H&M.H&M
Chunky BrewsterA sweater doesn't have to make you sweat to look right this season. A more open weave in an oversized or generous shape could work just as well.
Loft Front Pocket Sweater, $83 at Loft. Loft
Some Razzle DazzleThe easiest way to dress up an outfit this season is with a big pair of earrings. Geometric gold shapes are great—this includes the giant hoops you couldn't bring yourself to part with.
Zara Circle Design Earrings, $18 at Zara. Zara
Some Razzle DazzleIf your style is a bit more glitzy, those dangly rhinestone earrings or major pearl drops are just the ticket.
J.Crew Gem Pearl Earrings, $80 at J.Crew. J.Crew
Some Razzle DazzleYou don't need shine to make a statement. If you have more natural textures than bling in your jewellery box, that works, too. Just make sure your earrings are about the size of your whole ear.
H&M Long Earrings, $15 at H&M. H&M