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5 ways to Romanticize This Season Without FALLing In Love

The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus.

While most people think that the end of summer was a month ago, as school began, the real start to a new season is closely approaching. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in our new, busy schedules during the school year, and we lose sight of taking time to appreciate some of the smaller gifts of life. Switching from one season to another is something some people don’t even really realize.

Fall is the start of cooler weather, cute outfits, spooky Spotify (or Apple) playlists, pumpkin spice lattes, Disney Channel throwbacks, Halloween decor, etc. As fantastic as this season can be for people who have fallen in love, you can enjoy the festivities of this wonderful time of year just as immensely while being single. This can be hard to believe at times. Especially when even the leaves are turning hues of red and couples are trading jackets as the weather drops (or in Texas when the temperature gets below 85 degrees). You can choose to romanticize these upcoming months for yourself. Here are five ways to get into the fall spirit this season even if you’re not falling in love:

  1.  Go try a new seasonal drink at Starbucks or make Halloween cookies at home

There is an abundance of new seasonal drinks that can get me into the Fall spirit with a single sip. Even adding the Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam to your usual order adds a little seasonal taste while enjoying your usual drink. However, if you’re looking for something sweet that has a fall feeling, but don’t want to leave the house, invest in the pumpkin cookies at your local grocery store to enjoy for a night In this season.

  1. Update your wardrobe with cute sweaters 

This idea may be my favorite. However, I might be a little biased since my favorite outfits consist of cardigans and cute pants. It’s the perfect time of year to spice up your wardrobe with cute sweaters, cardigans, oversized sweatshirts, long sleeve tops, skirts with tights, pants, boots, etc. As a college student, it can be hard to budget during this time of year because of how much I love the outfit options on display. Luckily, if you’re like me and want to find cost-efficient outfits for this fall season, there are some great thrift stores and resale sites that have just as great fall attire. 

  1. Read a book or listen to music in a park to take in the Autumn scenery 

My absolute favorite part of this time of year is the scenery. The leaves on the trees are vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, and the brisk air isn’t too hot nor too cold. It’s an enjoyable time to sit or take a walk outside and take in the alluring parts of nature.

  1. Make a fall playlist 

There are a great amount of songs that give off strong fall vibes. The type of song I can close my eyes while listening to in the middle of summer and see the leaves falling and feel the brisk air, even when the temperature is 100 degrees. Fall music may be way more underrated compared to Christmas music, but in my opinion it has the same effect of putting me into a festive mood. My personal favorites on my fall playlist this season are “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)” by Taylor Swift, “Cardigan” by Taylor Swift, “Vienna” by Billy Joel, “August” by Taylor Swift, “Yellow” by Coldplay, “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, “Sweater Weather” by The Neighborhood, and “Tongue Tied” by Grouplove.

5. Watch a movie or a show

Another great way to make the transition into fall more exciting is to put on some throwback Disney Halloween specials. All of your favorite Disney shows as a kid have special episodes dedicated to Halloween and fall festivities. Anything from “The Suite Life of Zac and Cody: Season 1 Episode 19 “The Ghost in Suite 613” to movies such as “Halloween Town” and “Twitches” always puts me into the seasonal spirit. 

Hi! I am a freshman at Texas A&M from Angleton, Texas. I really enjoy writing, listening to music, coffee, and doing karaoke with my friends. I hope you all are having a great day! :)
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