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Whether you’re ready or not, pumpkin spice season is here once again. Like a siren signal for Christian girl autumn, the annual hype lets us know cooler, cozier days are not too far ahead. I, for one, love seasonal traditions, especially when it comes to the ones I can taste. While I’m not always participating in the most conventional way, like by grabbing a literal PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) from Starbucks, I do try to make the most of this short lived season with a personalized nod to the ol’ orange gourd. Last year, I tried my hand at these pumpkin spice Rice Krispie treats and brought them on a leaf peeping hike to share with friends. There were quite literally no crumbs left.
This year, I’m *dare I say* spicing things up. Instead of solely thinking about how I can incorporate pumpkin spice into my cooking, I’m thinking about how I can incorporate it into my dressing too. If Hailey Beiber can make strawberry makeup happen, then surely there’s space for pumpkin spice outfits too?
Hear us out. We love neutral tones as much as the next gal, but sometimes our neutral tones look a little too… well, neutral. Pumpkin spice dressing just brings a dash of warmth to the tones we already know and love. So, without further ado, here are the pumpkin-inspired goods we are loving for this fall 2023 season.
Our favorite pumpkin-colored neutrals, at a glance:
- Hikerkind Top, $78 and Hikerkind Bottoms, $88
- Utu SPF Stiq, $38
- Halfdays Davis Jacket, $235 and Halfdays Golden Bucket Hat, $65
- UGG Tasman Cali Wave, $130
- Hoka Kaha G2x, $240
- Nike ACG Cascade Rain, $126
- LeSportSac Crossbody, $60
- Oakley Sunglasses, $110
- Offshore Top, $85 and Hi Hi Bottom, $85
Pumpkin Spice Inspired Outdoor Apparel and Goods for Fall 2023
Hikerkind Top, $78 and Hikerkind Bottoms, $88
No matter where you live, fall hiking weather can be unpredictable. To stay prepared, we like to layer up and keep our base layers (layer closest to our skin) light. For a gourd-geous (I couldn’t help myself) fall themed look, we’re reaching for the Hikerkind Base Layer Top and Bottom in Resin. This brand was built by women, for women, so they know their sh*t when it comes to apparel that performs. These layers are pilling resistant and have a UPF 50+ — yay for sun cover!
Utu SPF Stiq, $38
We hate to nag, but you have to be wearing your SPF… like, seriously. If you’re anything like me, when you HAVE to do something, you’re 100x less likely to do it. So if we’re going to add anything to our morning skincare routines, it’s gotta be easy and instantly rewarding. Enter the new SPF Stiq from Utu. This little cylinder of ‘screen is packed with naturally hydrating elements, like vitamin E and sesame seed oil, so your skin feels like it just stepped out of the esthetician's office everyday. And I swear, there is something about swiping on your sunscreen that just makes things easier. When I leave this stiq by my computer during the workday, I find myself reapplying without even thinking.
Halfdays Davis Jacket, $235 and Halfdays Golden Bucket Hat, $65
It’s no secret that we’re serious Halfdays fangirls over here, especially when it comes to their fall 2023 trail collection. In our humble opinion, the Davis Jacket and matching Golden Bucket Hat absolutely stole the show. Removable sleeves that give way to an equally chic and style friendly vest? My zip-off pants could never! While we truly love all of the hues in this collection, we’re opting for the rust colorway in honor of our PSW (pumpkin spice wardrobe).
UGG Tasman Cali Wave, $130
Last year, the UGG Tasman Slipper took the world by storm. Almost everyone (boldly rounding up) had this shoe on their Christmas list, and given UGG’s continued resurgence, I’m assuming this year will be no different. The team at UGG recently released a modern version of the beloved shoe, made from a blend of recycled leather scraps and polyester fibers, and we’re now ready to join the movement. Aside from its improved footprint, we can’t help but also love this shoe because it looks like a literal loaf of pumpkin bread. Anyone else see it?
Hoka Kaha G2x, $240
At some point, someone, somewhere, is going to ask me to shut up about my obsession with these boots, but that point is not today, so I’ll say it once more for the people in the back: these are the most comfortable hiking boots I’ve ever worn. Besides being ultra comfortable, they are made with a Vibram® Megagrip sole for extra traction and a breathable GORE-TEX® upper to keep your feet dry. They come in so many different colors, but since this is a pumpkin spice edit, we’re recommending the sun baked clay option!
Nike ACG Cascade Rain, $126
Hot take: there are not very many cute rain jackets on the market. I don’t have any scientific evidence to back this up, but do a little research of your own and you’ll likely agree. That’s why we love this bright orange rain jacket by ACG, because it’s actually cute (and of course, pumpkin-esque). The gorpcore girlies know ACG is a powerhouse in the world of technical, fashionable outdoor apparel, and this jacket is no exception. Made for unpredictable weather, this jacket is wind and water resistant, and it can pack back into its pocket when the cruddy weather disappears.
LeSportSac Crossbody, $60
If you’re going to bring pumpkin Rice Krispies on your hike, you’re going to need a place to store them. Made with recycled ripstop fabric, this orange crossbody bag from LeSportSac will be your new best friend for keeping that precious cargo secure on your hikes, bikes, and walks this season.
Oakley Sunglasses, $110
There’s no denying sporty sunglasses have made their way from the trails to the runway and everywhere in between. If you’re looking to partake in this trend, these under $200 poppy-colored shades from Oakley are a great way to get your feet wet. With a futuristic frame and performance specs to stay put, they beautifully toe the line between fashion and function. Snag them now while they are still on sale!
Offshore Top, $85 and Hi Hi Bottom, $85
The temps might be finally cooling off, but that doesn’t mean we’re packing away our swimsuits for the season. In Colorado, this only means the start of the après hot tub season. For swimwear that looks great and feels even better, we LOVE Left on Friday. Founded by two ex-lululemon employees, the brand prides itself on making swimsuits that keep up with you: whether that be surfing or lounging, their suits won’t hold you back. We seriously love every shade and style, but we’re especially loving the Offshore Top and Hi Hi Bottom in brown for fall.