Screw the weather, we're just going to go ahead and declare it "fall" and get on with our lives. In with the sweater weather, out with the classic legs-at-the-beach pics and Snapchats of glasses of iced tea.
But don't be fooled: this season promotes basicness just as much as the summer. And you know what they say, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Here are some basic fall things you can do to contribute to a newsfeed likely already clogged with photos of apple picking outings and piles of yellowing leaves.
Get a Pumpkin Spice Latte
Let’s get the most obvious one out of the way. Sadly, the Starbucks promotion for pumpkin spice whipped cream has passed, but it would be wrong not to grab a quintessential PSL.
Eat some apple pie
This is the only non-pumpkin thing you will consume over these next few months, so treasure it.
Photoshoot at a pumpkin patch
To keep your pumpkin streak hot, go to a pumpkin patch and obnoxiously rearrange them for your photoshoot. When the owners ask if you’re actually going to buy and take one home, tell them off for pressuring you, and then post your Insta. Bonus: If you’re feeling really festive, actually carve a pumpkin.
Shampoo, pie, conditioner, soap, oreos, candles, cologne, pudding, deodorant, cookies: if your room isn’t filled with pumpkin flavors and products from bottom to top, you have failed.
Take over-filtered pictures of the foliage
“Hey don’t those leaves look really pretty?”
“Yeah why don’t you completely ruin their natural shade by applying several layers of filters on them?”
“You read my mind.”
Start breaking out the winter clothing
Even though the weather doesn’t nearly necessitate such heavy clothing, but if you got it, flaunt it. Patagonia, Canada Goose, Feathered Friends, Arc’teryx: let the world know what you got.
Get drunk on pumpkin spice-flavored alcohol
You didn’t think we were done with pumpkins, did you? If you’re going to pass out, you might as well do it festively.
Fall may seem like a long checklist of things to do and pictures to take, but when the real cold of winter hits, you’ll miss the simple days of foliage.