It’s Time for Fall: Fall trends, traditions mapped out for the season

Hailey McEntee, Co-Editor

Fads of Fall:
Pumpkin Spice Lattes
As the summer weather starts cooling down, anticipation goes up for the release of the pumpkin spice lattes. These perennial drinks are only available in the fall and are known for their espresso, pumpkin and cinnamon flavors.
Leggings 
Walking through the halls, countless girls are wearing leggings and boots. This casual look can be dressed up or dressed down. The most common outfit is leggings and an oversized sweatshirt or sweater. Leggings can be purchased in various colors besides black. Common stores to purchase them are Victoria’s Secret PINK, Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, Old Navy, American Apparel, Target and Wet Seal.
Ugg boots
These boots come back in style year after year because of their comfort and warmth. However, they are pretty expensive. Prices are around $100 for Ugg brand boots. However, knockoff Uggs can be purchased for as little as $20.
Sweaters and Sweatshirts
It’s always nice to throw on the most comfortable oversized sweatshirt or sweater you have during the fall. An effortless outfit could consist of a crew neck sweatshirt and leggings, or to make this comfy look seem a little nicer you could wear a cute, yet comfortable sweater. Some places to purchase sweaters include Forever 21, JCPenney, American Eagle, H&M or Old Navy.

Fall Crazes Explained:
Football season. Pumpkin spice lattes. Leggings. Ugg boots. Sweatshirts. Bonfires.
These are just a few of the crazes teens have in the fall.
Senior Jansen Hess said boys and girls like fall for very different reasons.
“Well, guys like fall because football season starts up again and so do the fantasy leagues, so that’s understandable,” she said. “But girls love it because if gives them a chance to be artsy and trendy. Football is something totally different than a pumpkin spice latte and the ‘perfect cuddling weather.’”
Senior Taylor Justmann said she is excited that it’s finally fall.
“I think people love fall because the weather is perfect,” she said. “Also, who doesn’t love BV football season? My favorite season is definitely fall.”
Hess said one of the more prominent fall crazes this year is the pumpkin spice latte.
“I don’t really drink coffee, so I can’t really give my personal opinion on the taste,” she said. “But, according to the girls all over my Twitter feeds, it’s like heaven in a cup. I guess I’ll have to take their word for it.”
Justmann said she loves pumpkin spice lattes.
“They’re really good because once they’re out of season, you have to wait a long time to get them again,” she said. “The first one is always the best.”
Hess said she doesn’t fully understand the obsession with fall.
“Yeah, [people obsessed with fall] are a little crazy,” Hess said. “Like, we get it. You like pumpkins, bonfires and lattes. There’s no need to tweet about it every time. And don’t get me wrong, I love fall, but I’m not overly obsessive about it.”
Fun Fall Festivities:
Louisburg Cider Mill 
This cider mill is well-known for its apple cider, cider donuts, pumpkin patch and corn maze. It is a fun place to go with friends or family and will surely get you in the fall mood. The Cider Mill and Country Store are open Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from  10 a.m.  to 6 p.m. The Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch are open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Halloween. Go have some cider and donuts, and pick out a nice pumpkin to carve for Halloween. Visit www.louisburgcidermill.com for more information.

KC Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze 
The KC Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is located in Gardner and offers a multitude of child-friendly activities, a free corn maze and a pumpkin patch. Admission is $8 plus tax on weekdays and $9 plus tax on weekends — and there is an additional cost for pumpkins. KC Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. It would be a great place to take a younger sibling or even children you babysit. Visit www.kcpumpkinpatch.com for more information.