For all the holiday lovers, there’s good news. It’s time to say goodbye to the common train of thought that holiday vibes must be isolated to your home décor. Who says that you can’t embrace holiday cheer that fall and winter bring in every part of your daily life? Here’s how to create a picture-perfect holiday aesthetic in your daily routine.
Dress the Part
Now that there’s a chill in the air, it’s time to bust out your fall wardrobe. Lean into the cooler weather and opt for denim, scarves, boots, beanies, and turtlenecks. Since the weather can be temperamental, fall and winter are the perfect seasons for layers. You can take off your sweater and scarf if the day warms up, and you can throw back on your jacket and hat at night when it cools down. Whatever you do, embrace your seasonal wardrobe without holding back.
Curate Your Feed
Fall and winter provide a lot of IG-worthy moments, arguably more than any other time of year. In order to create the picture-perfect holiday aesthetic, snap photos of the colorful leaves, the pumpkins lining your neighbors’ front porches, and the gorgeous morning sunrises and early sunsets. The colors of fall — crisp browns, deep maroons, bright oranges, and warm reds – make for memorable photos. During the winter, capture the crisp, snowy mornings, the frozen ponds, and the snowmen on your neighbors’ front lawns. Get outside, capture those moments, and upload them to your social media feed (or keep them as sacred memories for yourself).
Lean Into Seasonal Produce
In order to have the best and most fresh food at your dinner table, it starts with eating seasonally. There are a number of benefits to eating seasonally. According to the University of Maryland Medical System, not only does eating seasonally benefit the planet and the economy, but it also helps your health since in-season produce contains higher levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. To truly amplify the fall and winter aesthetic lean into purchasing fresh, in-season produce like apples, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, pumpkins, and eggplants.
Opt for Warm-Colored Décor
If you love home décor, the holidays are the perfect season for you. You can place pumpkins on your front porch, wreaths on your door, or fall scented candles around your home. Break out those fall throw pillows or the welcome mat that says something cute about the season. The great thing about the holiday season is that you don’t have to spend a ton of money on decorations, but instead, you can purchase items at the local market like fresh flowers, pumpkins, dried corn, hay, and gourds to decorate your space.
Embrace the Slow Pace
With fall comes Daylight Savings time. During the holidays, the days are shorter, and the sun sets sooner. Fall and winter are the perfect seasons to cozy up indoors and rest. If you want to fully embrace the quintessential holiday aesthetic, turn on a soothing playlist, dim the lights, light a candle, curl up with a book, wrap yourself in a warm blanket, and take a bubble bath. Slow down and soak up this season of quietness and rest.