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If you ask the people around you to pick their favorite season, there is a high likelihood that most of them will say 'fall.'
There are plenty of things to love about the vibrant-colored time of year including beautiful scenery, gatherings with family and tons of holiday deals — but when the colder temperatures sit on the horizon, you'll have to be prepared in order to enjoy the season to the fullest.
Embrace fall with lifestyle expert Jenn Falik by your side. She stopped by TODAY to show us some must-have items that may convince everyone that fall is the best season of them all.
From clear bags to take into the football stadium to a lip mask that will defend your skin against the driest of chilly days, these items are going to be a certain upgrade to your go-to fall items.
BETTER THAN A BASIC OVEN MIT
This oven mitt has over 4,600 reviews on Amazon and comes in 25 colors so you can easily match your kitchen theme. Not a fan of the double-mitt style? You can opt for the oval one, the pan handle style, the oven mitt, potholder or short mitt instead.
INSTEAD OF A BASIC BLENDER
The BlendJet personal blender is a small, compact blender that can go with you just about anywhere. Falik loves how the 6-point stainless steel blades thoroughly blend without hassle, and enjoys the ability to charge the BlendJet with any USB cord.
BETTER THAN BASIC LIP CARE
Give your lips some pampering with this lip mask. The product currently has a 4.5-star rating from over 7,600 reviewers, and some buyers say that this mask will erase cracked winter lips in just two nights.
"Better than any basic lip balm, slather this on before bed and wake up with a perfectly smooth and hydrated pout- every beauty influencer swears by it- and one is sold every minute!" said Falik.
INSTEAD OF BASIC ICE CREAM
Every so often, the need for a late-night snack is inevitable. This ice cream — that's much lower in sugar than regular ice cream — is the nighttime treat you never knew you needed. You can purchase it in eight separate flavors, or you can get a variety pack to try each one. It was also listed as one of the 2019 Product of the Year winners!
BETTER THAN A BASIC HAT
This wide-brim hat is a must-have accessory for fall and it's trending on Instagram as well. Made from a wool-blend material, it was created to keep your head warm without having to sacrifice style in the process.
Falik showed us how to style the hat and said that it looks nearly identical to a similar, $200 hat at another retailer. Lucky for us, it's only $16!
BETTER THAN BASIC STADIUM SEATS
Football fans, unite! This stadium seat will provide you with a much more comfortable option than sitting on hard and cold stadium seats for hours on end. It comes in 13 colors so you'll never have to worry about matching the opposing team.
BETTER THAN A BASIC KOOZIE
Slap this Nite Ize SlapLit koozie onto any bottle or can for an illuminated drink accessory. The subtle glow is ideal for a night by the bonfire on a chilly evening.
INSTEAD OF A BASIC BACKPACK
Falik picked this backpack especially for the fall months. "This perfectly sized stadium bag leaves your hands free for cheering at sporting events- plus, you can comfortably wear it the entire game and avoid putting your belongings down on a dirty stadium floor or wet, muddy grass! The shape and size fits perfectly on everyone."
BETTER THAN A BASIC DRINK HOLDER
Keep your drink close and your hands free with this drink holster. It adjusts to fit most beverages and includes a rotating clip so it can sit on your belt comfortably.
Bonus Better Basic Items
BETTER THAN A BASIC SCARF
Never fear the cold air with this beautiful oversized flannel scarf. It's made from a warm and cozy material that will keep the frigid temps at bay.
BETTER THAN BASIC STENCILS
Make your neighbors jealous with these ready-made stencils that you can print at home. Once ordered, check your email for your stencil — tape, trace, cut and you'll have a unique pumpkin for Halloween!
Check in with Jenn Falik by visiting her Instagram account and blog below:
- Instagram: @jennfalik
- Blog: https://jennfalik.com