How to be the perfect autumn blogger

I love autumn, I really do. I’m all about cosy nights and chunky knitwear, plus it’s my birthday season and this year is our wedding, so to me, autumn is the most wonderful time of the year. 

I also love how autumnal everyone’s posts become, and how Instagram slowly transitions into reds, golds and oranges, it’s so beautiful! I’ve definitely noticed a few autumn blogging trends coming through, so I thought I’d write a post on how to be the perfect autumn blogger…

1: Order faux leaves. I actually bought mine for wedding decorations before realising how perfect they are for flatlays. Jemma even sent me a link for autumn leaf fairy lights…and I may have bought five boxes of them.

2: Change your Twitter name. Something seasonal, preferably spooky – I’ve gone for Helloween, I’ve seen so many brilliant and creative ones! Also add a cute leaf or pumpkin emoji after your name 🍂🎃👻🍁

3: Take the “feet in leaves” shot. A classic. Find the biggest pile of beautiful, crunchy leaves, jump in and take a photo of whatever cute autumn boots you’re wearing. Mine was to show off my Harry Potter leggings as I don’t actually own any cute autumn boots…

4: Find conkers. Another classic Instagram shot – ideally get someone else to take this looking down on your hands while you hold a load of conkers, preferably while you’re wearing a cosy chunky knitted top.

5: Visit a pumpkin patch. I didn’t even know this was a thing until photos started popping up on my Instagram. I obviously googled, but South London doesn’t seem to be big on pumpkin patches, so I’ve not managed this one. I did however sit Dougie in a pile of leaves for the perfect autumn shot. He didn’t love it as much as I hoped he would… I also bought a couple of munchkin pumpkins on my weekly shop, so that counts, right? I can use them in flatlays even if I didn’t pick them myself.

6: Bring out the knitwear. Gone are the summer days of off-shoulder tops, and I for one am grateful, they never looked quite right on me. Finally, we can bring out the mustard yellow cardigans and the cosy knitted jumpers.

7: Drink all the hot drinks. I have a confession: I hate coffee. I have never tried a Pumpkin Spiced Latte, and I’m okay with that. I do however love a hot chocolate, and drink tea by the gallon, so I’m all about the pretty mugs (obviously ones that look good in a flatlay) and the marshmallow toppings and seasonal flavours.

What’s your favourite thing about autumn? Have you done any of these this year? 🍂🎃


  • Kate

    Hahahaha I loooove this post! I think I’m going to try and achieve all of these, perhaps we’ll have to have a go on our walk tomorrow! I am sad London doesn’t have a pumpkin patch, they seem so cute! Mind you there are loads of cute florists that do nice big pumpkin displays which is a good alternative! Do you mind if I book mark this as a source for Autumn-y ideas? I love all of them … although I’m still struggling with an Autumnal pseuodonym (spelling?!)!
    Kate x

  • Steph – Wanderlust Pulse

    I feel like I am missing out on Autumn here in Cyprus, the night’s are now nice and cool but that’s about it. No golden leaves, no signs of Halloween, I really could do with an Autumn walk!

    I’d love to go to a pumpkin patch… just to take pictures and feel festive!

    I hate coffee too so high five! All about hot chocolate though!

    Also, loving the Autumnal blog update!

    Steph x

  • I’ve definitely been a bad Autumn blogger this year! I love the little Autumn leaves, and I’ve been so shocked by all the pumpkin patches this year, when did it become a thing?! x

  • Ellis Woolley

    I am loving your new header Hels! 🙂 x x
    Ellis //

  • I don’t believe that I didn’t know faux leaves existed, I’ve definitely missed out. I wish I could make my name into something autumnal or Halloween-y but it doesn’t work.

  • Confession: I HAVE tried the pumpkin spiced latte… and i HATE IT! :-/ and i have risked my blogging life by admitting that on twitter and in a blog post! I’m sure i can’t be the only person who feels this way, it’s just far too sweet.

    I got the pumpkin patch AND leaves/feet shot, so i felt very blogworthy this month! Although the latter was with muddy boots… so that was a shock to the filtered world of IG !

    As for those fairy light leaves… WHERE WHERE WHERE?! So far i’ve managed to attach some pine cones to my fairy lights above my desk, which will be in an upcoming room tour post 😛

    Finally, my twitter name was “Sophie Horrorson” and i’m brainstorming a christmas one… Snowphie Harrison? Sophie HarriSONOFGOD? Oh dear, the brainstorm continues!

    Bumble & Be