Fall has a way of brining out the inner basic in all of us. While we won’t judge you for drinking that first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season, (just as long as you don’t post about it on Facebook), we all know that variety is the real spice of life. Why not inject a non-basic alternative or two into your fall repertoire? Behold – our favorite swaps for when you just want to put a tweak on the basics.
Instead of: Yoga pants
You could try: Moto leggings
They’re just as comfortable but thanks to the tapered legs and cool details, moto leggings are way chicer than your average pair of comfy pants. You can also do more with them – from pairing them with cropped sweatshirts on casual days to wearing them with cute tanks of nights out, this item has tons of possibilities.
Instead of: Weekend trips to the pumpkin patch
You could try: Weekend trips to a nearby vineyard
Because let’s be honest: Wine is way more fun than pumpkins.
Instead of: Hosting a Scandal viewing party
You could try: Hosting an Empire viewing party
Because Cookie Lyons kicks just ass every bit as much as Olivia Pope does.
Instead of: Posting snuggling selfies with bae when it’s cold outside
You could try: Just not using the word “bae”
I mean, come one. I can’t be the only one who feels this way.
Instead of: Wearing Uggs
You could try: Wearing nice leather (or faux leather) boots
Let’s be real, Uggs are not necessary on a crisp (but not actually) cold fall day when there’s absolutely no snow on the ground.
Instead of: Wearing a North Face
You could try: Wearing literally anything else.
North Faces aren’t the only items that’ll keep you warm. I promise.
Instead of: Ordering a Pumpkin Spice Latte
You could try: Ordering a Cinnamon Dolce Latte
It has the same spicy/sweet fall favor but it’s just not so ubiquitous.
Instead of: Posting about how fall is your favorite season
You could try: Quietly loving fall.
No social media activity required. Or you could be a huge rebel and post something about how much you miss summer.
Instead of: Wearing a onesie when you stay in at night.
You could try: Wearing a onesie when you stay in at night.
Sorry, I couldn’t think of anything better. Onesies are too legit to quit.
Disclaimer: If you want to do any of the “basic” things on this list, by all means, do them. It’s your life. I just thought it might be fun to share some alternatives. All good? K.