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Fall Fashion 2013: What We Do To Prepare For Autumn (PHOTOS, GIFS)

08/28/2013 04:18 EDT | Updated 08/28/2013 04:18 EDT

It's almost time to store away our cute summer dresses, flip-flops, swimsuits and light-as-a-feather scarves in favour of blazers, toques, tights, leggings, blouses and lots and lots of coats.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, fall 2013 is almost upon us which means it's time to dust off your fall fashion staples from last year (or buy some new winter whites) in the hopes that we still remember what to wear and how to wear 'em.

Fall is typically the beginning of the style year; not only is it the start of a new school year (hello, back-to-school fashionistas) and the most important month in Anna Wintour's calendar but its the season where we attempt to start afresh and present a new, more stylish, version of us to the world.

With that though comes a lot of hurdles, potential pitfalls and lots of tears. So, to commemorate the arguably most fashionable few months of the year, we take a look at things we do to prepare for fall fashion.

1. Buy high heels in the hope that we will wear them every day.

jessica stam fall

Nope. We'll take those flats instead.

2. Attempt to wear a cape, which is super in for fall 2013.

nazgul

Nazgul!

3. Dye our hair ombré, like Lauren Conrad.

ombre hair

#fail. Unless you intern at Teen Vogue.

4. Try on the newest shoe trend: Thigh-high boots à la Beyoncé.

boots

Mom would kill us.

5. Try on clothes from last year and they all mysteriously "shrunk in the wash."

harry potter

We swear! They really did shrink!

6. Wish our parents still funded our fall fashion wardrobe.

bridesmaids

We still owe student loans!

7. Go to our favourite stores to stock up on the trendiest fashions.

abercrombie

Our poor old eyes.

8. Check ourselves out in the mirror to see if all that summer exercise paid off.

boy

Oh.

9. Attempt to organize our closets.

snape

Next spring is a better time for us.

10. Vow to stop using our dryers as makeshift wardrobes.

brave

It's too painful to think ahout.