For many, changing leaves and comfy sweaters help create a fall mood. However, we Floridians don’t have that luxury. I think I would suffocate if I stepped outside in a comfy sweater in this 80 degree weather. But that doesn’t mean I’m not doing everything I can give myself that giddy autumnal feeling. So, I decided to share 5 ways to get in the mood for fall!
- Going to a pumpkin patch. This is definitely the best way to get into the fall mood! It’s so much fun to explore a pumpkin patch, especially if you’re on the hunt for that perfect pumpkin to carve or paint. It’s even more fun if you go with a group of your friends or significant other because you can search together, take pictures, and make memories. Going off of that, making it a whole event to go pick out pumpkins and then go paint or carve them is a great way to get in the fall/halloween spirit. You can make some apple cider, put on Hocus Pocus, and create your pumpkin masterpiece with your loved ones!
- Decorate your home. A great way to get in the fall mood is to surround yourself with things that make you think of fall. There are so many simple ways to decorate for fall. The dollar store is a great place if you don’t want to break your bank account. I purchased fake autumnal flowers to put in vases I already owned. I also purchased a few little pumpkin box art pieces for my kitchen counter and living room side table. I also got orange fairy lights that I hung up in my living room. A lot of the items I bought are great because they aren’t just for halloween. Obviously I love jack-o’-lanterns, ghosts, and skeletons, but if you’re tight on money, then sticking to traditional “fall” things like pumpkins and leaves will last you through all of October and November. However, I did find really cute and inexpensive hand towels for my kitchen that have a halloween themed cupcake print from Home Goods.
- Bake fall goodies. I think this one is probably my favorite because it includes the greatest thing there is. Food. There are SO many fall recipes to choose from on Pinterest. Some of my personal favorites are pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin snickerdoodles, and this maple pecan apple crisp. Like I said, there are so many others to choose from. Pick one that sounds good to you and bake away! Baking is such a fun process and obviously enjoying what you make with friends, family, or on your own is such a treat. I find fall time to be the best for food and baked goods. So many great fruits and vegetables are in season. Get creative and try something new!
- Change up your wardrobe. Like I said earlier, getting in the fall mood is hard when every day is over 80 degrees. However, while I might not be able to wear thick sweaters or boots yet, I still like to cater my clothing towards the fall season. It’s easy to do this by sticking to fall colors like neutrals and darker tones. My favorites for this time of year are burgundy, taupe, and denim. I’ve also been loving baker boy/fiddler hats. Check out my Instagram to see how I’ve been styling my favorite one from Pacsun!
- Go on a road trip. Sadly, this is something I haven’t done but I really want to. I feel like escaping the Florida heat to travel somewhere up north would be the best way to get in the fall mood. Especially if you head somewhere with cooler weather and changing leaves. Even just a weekend trip to Georgia would be perfect. I dream about 60 degree weather, mountains, and stargazing. If you have the time and means, I highly suggest planning a weekend road trip with your friends or family and head somewhere that makes all of your fall dreams come true. Weather it’s the mountains, a small town, or big city, it’ll definitely be worth it!
I hope this inspires you to get the most out of autumn. There are so many fun activities to do this time of year, so take full advantage. I’ll talk to you all soon!