Bring Back These 5 Items You Forgot You Had

Fashion is a fickle beast. One second, your $200 T-shirt has everyone at work asking you how managed to snag a Christopher Kane original...and one year down the road, that crocodile shirt's somehow found its way at the very back of your dresser.
Chances are you're feeling a little ho-hum about your end-of-summer wardrobe, but instead of using a paycheck to liven up your outfits, we suggest doing a little shopping in your own closet and resurrect those pieces you put away seasons ago. So, dig deep — these are the back-again trends you already own.
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Ditsy Floral-Print Oxfords — Remember the ditsy-floral frenzy Luella's spring '07 inspired? Though the brand may not be around anymore, your floral oxfords sure are. This time, ditch the tiered ruffle skirts and faux glasses and opt for sleek pumps and color-coordinated jeans.

J. Crew Liberty Perfect Shirt, $150, available at J. Crew.
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Photo-Print Tops — Chances are you own a photo-print top á la Christopher Kane's crocodile shirt. Bring it back and tone it down by wearing it with a sleek leather jacket, dark jeans, and lots of layers.

Photo: Via Reiss
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Leather Leggings — The first time around, you wore your leather leggings with ripped T-shirts, heeled combat boots, and loads of studs. This time, turn up the sophistication with a silk button-up and simple heels.

T By Alexander Wang Stretch Jeans, $995, available at Saks.
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Contrast-Trim Blazer — Balenciaga's fall '07 show made this prep-school staple a layering piece for all. If you still have a trimmed blazer, wear it with cropped trousers (instead of those cargo pants).

Gap Ponte Academy Blazer, $88, available at Gap.
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Knee-High Boots — This time around, wear your knee-high boots with something a little more work-friendly than the skinny jeans and long cardigans you relied on back then. We love the look of a slim-fit sweater dress with a high slit.

Valentino Studded Boots, $1,395, available at Net-a-Porter

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