Fall is here, and like rose gold clockwork, our inner basics were screaming to get out and immediately retrieve the nectar of the North Face gods - a PSL. So last weekend, we said OK ALREADY, hopped in a car, and really embraced the return of fabric between our thighs as we set out on the first annual official YSF Fall Roadtrip. So hike up your Lululemon yoga pants, throw on your boyfriend's of-the-moment oversized college sweatshirt, and chug a Pumpkin Spice Choco-Chai to reach full basic potential, then read on to learn our top 5 tips for a chic fall excursion.
1. BARE SOME SKIN
As you know, it's officially the last season of the year in which any inch of skin can be fully exposed. With that in mind, we made our first stop at the Sun Aura resort, a nudist trailer park colony. The two chicest things about our stop? The front office windows were perfect for our first #NudistSelfie (unbeknownst to us, it was a two-way mirror). Secondly, the sweet ladies at the front desk would not accept that any of us were over the age of 21 (In an ironic twist, Liza celebrates the end of her youth today as she turns 28)! Disregarding the fact that photos are strictly forbidden on the Sun Aura property grounds, we asked one of the front desk ladies to be our stand-in photographer for the Leg Sundial, a famous roadside landmark. Which was chic for us, until the quick nudist pitstop turned into some real True Detective type shit, ending in a strange man's truck with no hand sanitizer. the horror.
2. GO GLAMPING
Grab your best girlfriends, the cheapest red wine you can find, a thrift store Patagucci, and pretend to know how to build a fire without vodka. But then also be sipping vodka.
Packing and preparation is key.
So, since you're feeling really, really really tired today, we've kindly compiled a list of the packing basics:
- the cheapest champagne, preferable Cook's, to initiate the newest emoji into texts with your BFF
- saltines as an "in case of emergency" carb / to soak-up morning after hangovers
- sheepskin rug because #instagrams
- plaid vomiting on everything, obviously
- Target-purchased wood because what are the outdoors really?
- Brown lipstick to match the bark you'll later pee on #NaturesPocket
3. LOVE LAYERS
Personally, we're used to layering - especially when it comes to avocado toast. But this is the time to wear every item in your closet purchased on sale from the J.Crew Outlet last year AT ONCE. Cashmere blend, cashmere blend, plaid-printed cashmere blend.
4. EMBRACE THE OUTDOORS
But actually, just fill a mug with A LOT of boxed red wine and pretend you're not that cold. Then later, if you're still BRRR, play "slap the bag" until your pants look like you're an extra from The Walking Dead. Take our word, this works.
5. TAKE ENGAGEMENT PICTURES
Who cares if you're single or even married?! It's golden hour, and that only lasts, like, 60 minutes.
One more v.important tip, while you're still here. Don't put out your fire with the rest of the Yellow Tail Pinot Noir and expect to have the smoky burned wine stench not ignite your gag reflex (we recommend using water instead).