While a groundhog may predict winter’s end, Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes set the stage for fall’s beginning. The popular coffee chain has decided fall starts early this year having added the seasonal flavor to their menu in September. This means it is time to shift gears and say good bye to summer, hello fall. It is time to soak up your last beach days and begin thinking about what is to come next. Here are some of the drinks, food, fashion and home decor to look forward to this fall.
Fall brings a style of cuisine made to bring the whole family together. Recipes include heartier meals with tasty flavors that everyone can enjoy. Make sure to use seasonal vegetables to keep your dishes fresh such as squash, pumpkin and sweet potatoes. These veggies are a good base for just about anything. Think homemade chili with cornbread, veggie casseroles and beef stews. There is nothing like a warm meal to get you settled in and excited for the new season.
Warm your heart and get in the spirit with a good seasonal drink or cocktail. Fall brings upon new flavors and variations to serve for any occasion from a party to a rainy-day in. You can expect to be mixing your drinks with some of the season’s best offerings like cider, bourbon, and of course everything pumpkin spice. Having a few fall items in your home can bring your at home bar to the next level and reinvent some classics. You can serve drinks like old fashions with maple syrup, apple spice mimosas and pumpkin spice hot chocolate.
With the summer parting ways, it is time to put away the sundresses and trade it out for some boots and layers. Fall is a great time for fashion as you can mix up your wardrobe with dresses, pants, accessories and coats. As we know fashion trends are constantly changing and every year brings a new color, print or style of its own. Trends that may make a comeback this season are animal prints, plaid and tweed. Make sure to add some accessories like hats, scarfs and statement jewelry to really stand out. And, don’t forget no fall attire is complete without a great set of boots!
Fall is a time to rummage through the storage room and bring out the festive items you had to put away all year. You can easily get in to the spirit of things by placing festive wreaths, matts and towels around the house. It is all about the subtle accents! Think centerpieces, fall flower arrangements and cozy blankets to cuddle up to.
Fall is also a time to bring out the crafts. Instead of going out to buy new things why not make your own? Wreaths, photo frames and wooded center pieces are all things you can easily make at home. Check out sites like Pinterest for some ideas on how to get started. Nothing says home like homemade.
With the right meal, drink and outfit you will be ready to let go of summer and welcome fall in to your home. Now cook up your favorite meal, mix your favorite drink and cheers to a great fall ahead!