I like to delude myself into thinking that summer is my favorite season. I look forward to it every year starting on January 1, but when it actually comes to pass, all that anticipation means I’m evitably disappointed. It’s always too hot, too humid, or too busy for me to accomplish everything I wanted to do. That’s why heading into fall always feels like breathing a sigh of relief.
Fall means cozy sweaters, pumpkin-scented candles, football games, spooky movies, warm lattes on cool mornings—and who could be disappointed with all that? So when autumn finally rolls around, it’s important to make the most of it, and our editors truly do that best. From what to wear to the scents that will make your home smell like an autumnal oasis, we’re sharing our go-to fall essentials that get us through the season. Cheers to the best time of the year!
This Yeti mug is my year-round go-to essential and gets plenty of action in the fall-to-winter months. It keeps my water ice cold, my coffee piping hot, and, come tailgate season, will be the perfect vessel to house my game-day Hot Toddy. I love that it fits in a standard cupholder, has a handle for easy transport, and has a leak-resistant lid that makes it the travel mug of my dreams.
- Ashley, Branded Content Editor
I am not kidding when I say I live in this pullover! It’s the perfect layer for when the air gets to that perfectly crisp fall temperature. Plus, it has an oversized feel that makes it very comfortable and casual to throw on with anything.
- Andi Wynter, Social Media Coordinator
Most girls I know get excited about wearing booties in the fall, but for me, fall is all about the sneakers. I have a few trusty pairs that I reach for year after year, and my Cole Haans are at the top of that list. I love that these are leather so I can wipe them down easily (which is crucial since fall inevitably brings rain and mudd) and that they have a little bit of a platform, making them look both classic and trendy.
- Hailey Bouche, Editorial Assistant
Living in Chicago, I need footwear that’ll survive any type of weather—rain and surprise October snowstorm included. These have turned into my most-worn boots of all time, both because of how cute they are and the fact that they’re water-resistant. They’re the perfect lug-soled boot to throw on every day.
- Maddie Galassi, Fashion Editor
These are by far the coziest sheets I own, and I’m so excited to snuggle up in them this fall. The material is super soft and offers just the right amount of warmth for those cool fall evenings. I’ve had them for about a year now, and I swear they get softer with every wash. Cue me watching Netflix from bed all season long.
- Jessica Bennett, Lifestyle Editor
The *minute* temperatures drop below 75 degrees, I light this candle and will literally burn it until November 1st (when I switch to Frasier Fur). It is the perfect fall scent–pumpkin with a hint of cinnamon–and sets the mood for the season. It is a staple on my desk all fall.
- Jessica Jones, Social Media Editor
Right along with my cozy clothing and pumpkin candles, this immunity packet from Pique is at the top of my list of fall must-haves. Historically, the second the weather changes, I'd get colds that would last well through winter (cold and flu season is here, you guys!). Now, I know to take extra good care of my body to avoid the dreaded cold or at least limit symptoms to get through the season feeling as good as possible. In the fall and winter, I take one of these packets every day (and double up when I start to feel a cold coming on), and I swear it makes a major difference. It's made up of totally clean ingredients with no preservatives, unlike other vitamin C sources and immunity packets. Plus, it contains added antioxidants, zinc, etc. for an extra boost and better absorption. Also, it’s like a gel consistency you eat straight instead of a powder you add to water, which I prefer because it’s way easier for me!
- Josie Santi, Wellness Editor
I look forward to fall every year for one thing and one thing only: posting up approximately 20 of these candles at various points throughout my home. Cider and cinnamon are my favorite fall scents, and this one really captures the essence of the season. If I could, I would bathe in it. Needless to say, there are a handful in my Etsy cart right now, and I’ll be stocking up to make sure I don’t run out of it for the entire season.
- Garri Chaverst, Managing Editor
I’ve had my Always Pan for almost two years now, and while I love it year-round, I find myself using it even more during the colder months. As fall rolls around, I get so excited to make cozy pasta recipes (butternut squash ones, especially) and black bean chili—and this pan allows me to make anything I want with just one piece of cookware. As a bonus, I keep it out on my stove, and it looks super cute and cozy.
- Jess Welsh, Associate Editor
Uggs being back in style is one of the things I am most excited about for this fall. As soon as the temperature drops a little, these guys are going on. I can’t wait to style them with some slouchy jeans and an oversized, comfy sweater, but honestly, they will be great with so many different outfits. I guarantee these will be my most-worn boots of the season.
- Keely Geist, Senior Social Media Editor
This post contains a sponsored inclusion of YETI but all of the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board.