The temperature is cooling. Central Park is slowly turning from bright shades of green leaves to a brilliant spectrum of gold, maroon, and amber. Daylight is fading. Nights are chilly. As a result, it’s time to break out your sweaters and your riding boots, your warm flannel blankets, and fuzzy socks. Fall is here.
While we start romanticizing apple pie and cable knits, we need to start preparing ourselves and our apartments for the coming cool. NYgal did a round-up of the best fall accessories to pumpkin spice up your life. Your apartment will be so cozy, you’ll probably never want to leave.
It’s cold enough to have the heat on. However, in some New York apartments, the landlord controls when the heat goes on, which might not be for weeks. In contrast, even if your apartment controls its own heat and you just don’t want to turn it on, you can still be warm. Blankets are the answer. Fleece, flannel, faux fur lined? Knitted, quilted or crocheted? Cozy blankets in abundance! There are so many blanket options to suit whatever your preference. Amazon has a massive selection of blankets to suit everyone’s needs and price range. Check out this ultra-soft Plush Fleece throw blanket, or thiscable-knitted blanket with Sherpa lining.
Although blankets pack a ton of warmth in all on their own, they probably won’t keep you warm enough in the colder evenings by themselves. In addition to your new throw blanket, try a pair of fuzzy socks on for size. It seems like many retailers carry a whole range of fuzzy socks these days, from polka dots to zebra. It’s hard to still be cold when you’re cocooned in a blanket and socks.
Even though pumpkin spice gets all the hype this time of year, apple spice offers up its own similarly delectable scent. Apple pie. Apple Crisp. Warm apple cider. If you want to bottle the smell of baked apples wafting through your apartment, try out an Apple Spice candle from Yankee Candle, or your own favorite candle company. As a result, that smell certainly makes everything better, doesn’t it?
Maybe you need a new set of string lights to spruce up your space. Did you know, even string lights come in a fall theme? You can even find lights weaved into fall leaves, as well as bright Jack-O-Lanterns or, most importantly, little acorns. Hang them on a mantle, over your bed or if you’d rather in a window to really add some seasonal character.
So, even if the weather insists on being cool outside, we might as well make it warm inside. Hot tea, like Tazo’s Chai Pumpkin Spice tea, will sweetly warm you right up. In contrast, opt for a nice glass of red wine when you need something with a little bit more of a kick. If you’re in need of a recommendation, Cannonball is a great wine and a perfect choice when you want everything to be easy – it’s a twist top.
Above all, did you know that even chocolate chip cookies aren’t immune to a Fall twist? This Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe from Delish will transform your kitchen and then transport your taste buds to the nearest pumpkin patch on a crisp evening. Just add a bit of pumpkin purée and finally a pinch of pumpkin pie spice. According to NYgal, they are arguably irresistible.