Quick, grab your favorite sweater and your pumpkins spice candles, because fall is finally here! The leaves are changing, and there’s a new, crisp quality to the air. But if all of that isn’t enough to get you into the fall spirit, here are 13 things to get you into the autumn mood.

1. Update your Closet

Black and gold dress

The first step to feel the season is to dress for it! Pull out some of your warmer clothes. Puff jackets, sweater, cardigans, beanies, and scarves are perfect for the season. It’s also a great time to show off your fall colors! As shown in our newly released Haiku dress, gold is a beautiful autumn color. A muted red or burnt orange will also do wonders to get you in the spirit of the season!

2. Have a Fall Photoshoot

Show off your new fall wardrobe! With the beautiful, colorful leaves all around, it’s time to get out and take some cute pictures. Remember to wear neutral or muted colors so that your clothes don’t clash with your colorful surroundings. If you’re stuck and don’t know what to wear, check out our white eyelet dress, perfect for a fall photoshoot. And if you’re into the spooky side of the season, you can try the popular pumpkin head photo trend, where people carve jack-o-lanterns and wear them in the photos. It’s sure to be a fun time.

3. Pick Apples

There’s no fruit that says autumn the way that apples do. The smell, the taste—everything about them feels like fall! And there’s nothing more fun and down to earth than going out and picking your own. Do a quick google search and find out if there’s any ‘pick your own apples’ orchards around, grab your favorite apple loving friends and head on your way! If there’s not an orchard nearby, apples from the supermarket will still do the trick. Then head home, eat them fresh, dip them in caramel, or throw them in a pie! You’ll be feeling fall in no time. 

4. Go to a Corn Maze

Another fall staple is the classic corn maze trip. Walking through a corn maze is a great activity to do on date, or with some friends. Go during the day for a nice, calming autumn walk, or you can go at night in the dark to get the spooky side of fall.

5. Find a Good Haunted House

If you’re looking for something scarier to start your season, find a haunted house! It’s the perfect way to get a good scare and have fun at the same time. If you can’t find a haunted house in your area, try an escape room.

6. Take a Scenic Drive

You don’t have to go anywhere fancy to enjoy fall! In fact, your own neighborhood could be something beautiful if you take a look around. If you’re looking for a chill fall activity, hop in the car, take a drive, and just enjoy your surroundings. This is the perfect time to think, unwind, and appreciate the little things. And if you don’t have a car, take a walk or a bike ride! Some fresh air can do wonders.

7. Get a Cup of Hot Cocoa

This is another cheap option and a delicious one too! On those cold days where you just want to snuggle in and feel warm and cozy, get yourself some hot chocolate. A powder mix works great, or if you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can try making your own homemade hot chocolate at home.

8. Light Some Candles

Another way to add to your Fall ambiance is to light some fall candles. Think apples, cinnamon, pumpkin spice—all the good autumn scents. Having nice fall smells in your home will make guests feel welcome and put them in a good mood!

9. Read a Good Book

Another snuggly activity for you this fall is pulling out your favorite paperback and curling up on the couch. If you really want to get into the autumn spirit, find a good mystery novel or a nice regency romance. Reading is also great for your brain and can help you relax.

10. Get a Fall Playlist

When you don’t have time to do fun fall activities, you can still listen to fall music! You might have to get a bit creative with this one, but here are a few autumn-feel songs to get your playlist started!

  • Autumn Leaves by Eric Leaves
  • Sweater Weather by The Neighbourhood
  • Let’s Fall In Love by Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan (if you want something jazzy)
  • Like Real People Do by Hozier
  • Sparks by Coldplay
  • death bed (coffee for your head) by Powfu and beebadoobee
  • Spooky, Scary Skeletons by Andrew Gold
  • Autumn Leaves by Ed Sheeren
  • Matilda by Harry Styles
  • cardigan by Taylor Swift
  • Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day

11. Bring out the Blankets and Fuzzy Socks

The crucial part of all of these activities is being warm and cozy while you do them! So, dig in your closet and pull out the fuzziest, fluffiest, floofiest blankets and socks you have. The floofier the better.

12. Watch a Fall Movie

What comes after blankets? Movies!! Now that you’re all cuddled up, pull up your streaming service of choice and find a nice fall flick. If you’re stuck, here are a few to check out!

  • Dead Poets Society
  • Hocus Pocus
  • The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (and don’t forget A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving once November rolls around)
  • Knives Out
  • Remember the Titans
  • Coco
  • Spiderman Homecoming

Now you’re all ready for fall! Get some friends, or treat yourself to a nice personal day, and check out some of these ideas (or all of them). You’ll be feeling the autumn season in no time, and have the best fall yet!

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