How To Enjoy Fall Without Feeling “Basic”

First off, let me say that if you truly enjoy fall, it’s not basic. The internet is really good at making us feel like the things we love aren’t valid because they’re popular among certain groups. THAT SAID, the same old, same old fall routine can feel a little basic. So while the pumpkin patch and knee-high boots are fun and all, let’s use this year’s autumnal season to go beyond the Pinterest trends and try something new.

Try a new capsule wardrobe

When you hear fall, you think leggings, oversized sweaters and boots, right? Mix it up this year with more “outside-the-box” fashion choices such as combat boots and boyfriend blazers. Building a fall capsule wardrobe makes it super simple, but you can also find some inspiration for layered looks and how to keep your favorite sandals on deck.

Skip the pumpkin spice latte

This year, crank it up a notch and try a pumpkin affogato. You’ll never go back to your old PSL again, trust.

Throw a girl’s only Halloween dinner

I don’t know about you, but I feel like each weekend from October to December, I have some type of “Friendsgiving” event, which is great and wonderful, but can feel repetitive. Change it up by throwing a swanky Halloween sit-down dinner for your best gals. Festive florals, lots of wine, what could be better?

Forget hoarding decorations from Michael’s

This fall, instead of tacking up spiderwebs and letting pumpkins slowly mold away on your porch, try giving your interior a facelift with an easy fall update that can even work in a rental. Making a quick update to your space can help the season feel fresh and exciting.

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But you know what? At the end of the day, if what brings you joy is the biggest pumpkin spice latte you can find while wearing your favorite pair of leggings to the pumpkin patch, you do what will make the season the most fun for you.

Find more fall inspiration with these next reads: How To Get Into The Fall Mood When It’s Still Hot Out8 Healthy Desserts To Try This Fall and 5 Fall Outfits We Want To Try

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram

  • Ugh. The whole idea of basic is just a terrible excuse to give women even more reason to feel bad about themselves. If you like the PSL, get the PSL. Wear your leggings and sweaters because they’re comfortable.

    • Thank you! I’ve loved all types of pumpkin food my whole life and now I’m supposed to feel bad about it? A total stranger who overheard me offering my sister a pumpkin Oreo called me basic! Let people like things!

  • These are great additional tips and news ways to consume pumpkin. I don’t think there is anything basic about liking autumn (or any season really) it is a nice shared experience and feeling that inspires people and their wardrobes.

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