8 Things to Buy That Will Make Your Life Feel More Autumnal RIGHT NOW

Aspirational fall roads are our favorite aspirational roads. Photo via iStock.

There’s something undeniably pleasurable about—let’s be honest—buying yourself junk you don’t need but that makes you feel in tune with the season. We support that mission, and we’re here to help.

1.A rustic string of acorns—like we imagine Laura Ingalls Wilder would have made—can be hung on the mantle.

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Wooden Acorn Garland; $16 at shopterrain.com

2. This simple, streamlined candle smells of a “magical trail” in Balincourt, France, with notes of cedwarwood, sandalwood, nutmeg, spicy cinnamon, and vetiver. In other words, fall.

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No. 4 Bois De Balincourt by Maison Louis Marie; $34 at Maison Louis Marie.

3. OK, so you could make a car payment instead of buying this cashmere robe, but you can’t wear the Toyota Camry while sipping coffee and reading the paper on Sunday morning.

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Cashmere robe; $482 at Need Supply

4. Everyone has a Bialetti. This Aldo Rossi-designed cast aluminum espresso maker is way chicer and just posh enough to set you apart from your peers.

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La Cupola espresso maker; $80 at Design Within Reach

5. No doubt about it, Diptyque’s Feu de Bois candle is the ticket to a crackling-log-fire smell without having to invest in logs or a home with an actual fireplace.

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Diptyque Feu de Bois candle; $62 at Bluemercury

6. Smoosh your face right in here while you’re still feeling optimistic about cooler weather instead of a growing existential dread.

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Mongolian lamb pillow cover; $69 at West Elm

7. Autumn calls for big, wide coffee cups with pretty etchings on the side. No substitutes will suffice.

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Pacifica mug; $14 at Anthropologie

8. Autumn is the only season in which non-Brits can get away with imitating our neighbors across the pond without looking foolish. Tea cosies for everyone.

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Wool cable knit tea cosy; $45 at Food52.com

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Hillary writes about interiors, real estate, arts, and culture. She is the former digital media editor of The New Republic, and her work has also been published in Glamour, The New York Times Book Review, and The Washington Post, among others. You can follow her on Instagram @hillarylouisekelly or on Pinterest @hlkelly.