Labor Day Weekend has come and gone, the weather is beginning to change and a new season is nearly upon us. With this, our Autumn Lifestyle Lookbook has all kinds of inexpensive or free suggestions to help prep you for the transition and get inspired for what the next season has to offer.
As the bright colors of summer shift into the earthier hues of fall, here in the Northwest that typically means wardrobes overtaken by greys, blacks and other darker colors. Mix it up by adding some color and personality to one of the least likely places with a pair of Happy Socks. We’re particularly fond of the Rose Socks as they keep the feeling of spring and summer alive in the leaf-changing season of fall. With digs like these adorning your feet, the seasonal blues don’t stand a chance.
The changing color of the leaves is one of the most beautiful things to come from the season, so do like Alisa Burke did and bring some of that color into your home (and then some). This DIY leaf painting idea adds seasonal color and a homey touch to anywhere you’d like and lets you flex your creative muscle to boot. Genius! Photo credit: Alisa Burke
From planning to cooking to cleaning and beyond, there are a million details to take care of when entertaining at home. The beauty of it is that you don’t have to impress by cooking an incredibly complex meal or buying expensive decor for your home. Instead, spruce up your seasonal entertaining by focusing on the details at the table. It’s an excellent way to express your creativity, give your entertaining more personality, and show your guests that you’re one detail-oriented friend. Thanks to A Subtle Revelry, one of our favorite new discoveries, for this list of ideas! Photo credit: A Subtle Revelry
The expert on all things seasonal, our friend Kevin West‘s fantastic new book – Saving the Season: A Cook’s Guide to Home Canning, Pickling and Preserving – has plenty to offer for the season flavor-seeker. Specifically, Kevin’s recipe for Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches with Bread and Butter Pickles is not only the perfect comfort food segue into autumn, it also pairs very well with our next suggestion.
Though some may argue that Pumpkin Spice is king, we opine that apple is the flavor of fall. We’ll soon be bobbing for them at Halloween soon enough anyway, right? Apple DRY Soda, one of DRY’s newest flavors, is the perfect between-seasons sipper – offering crisp refreshment for the end of summer while prepping you for your first sips of hot apple cider. Find where you can buy Apple DRY Soda and experience it for yourself. Photo credit: Tiffany Nicosia