We knew that when we launched Cozy Fall, it wouldn’t actually feel like fall quite yet…in fact, in many places across the South, it won’t be sweater weather till Thanksgiving and beyond! Y’all, we totally get it–it can be hard to get excited for pumpkin spice lattes when the thermometer is still pushing 90. Thankfully, we have lots of experience making the most of fall when it still feels like summer, and we’d thought we’d share a handful of our favorite tips today!
Wear fall colors. Short-sleeve shirts, shorts, and dresses in shades like burnt orange, hunter green, and ivory feel like fall without being uncomfortable. Bonus points if you choose pieces that can be layered when it does finally get chilly out.
Opt for a pumpkin frappuccino rather than a pumpkin spice latte. Same delicious pumpkin taste, but without the heat!
Light a pumpkin, cinnamon, or apple-scented candle. Just because it doesn’t feel like fall, doesn’t mean it can’t smell like fall :)
Decorate your home with fall textures and decor. It doesn’t hurt to have a cable knit blanket out, even if you don’t use it!
Watch your favorite movies that are set in the fall. We love You’ve Got Mail and When Harry Met Sally.
Cook up comfort foods that aren’t as hot as soups and chilis, such as your favorite casserole, homemade macaroni and cheese, or chicken pot pie.
Turn the AC down just for the evening so you can snuggle up under a blanket or wear your favorite sweater. Consider it a preview!
Cheer on your favorite football team. There’s something about football that automatically reminds us summer is past for the year. If the sun is still blazing in your hometown, head to a Friday night game under the lights!
Your turn! What are your favorite ways to have a cozy fall when it still feels like summer? We’d love to hear!