Get Ready For Every Girl You Know To Start Posting These Fall Pictures

The moment Septemeber hits, social media starts the autumn celebration. For whatever reason, females tend to partake in the fall love more than males do. As a result, many girls utilize this time of year to share photos that are heavily inspired by the season. Over the years, certain patterns have evolved around the photos that are posted particularly in autumn. Images of pumpkin lattes, spiced candles, and playing in the leaves crowd most girls’ profiles. Here are a few of the images you’re likely to come across this autumn.

Throw Your Leaves In The Air Like You Just Don’t Care

A smiling woman sits on the grass and throws fallen leaves in the air
Bryan Adam Castillo/ Instagram
Bryan Adam Castillo/ Instagram

Playing with fall leaves is downright fun. It’s one of the few things that adults can still enjoy without getting strange looks. There’s nothing like being transported back in time and playing in nature like you’re a kid again.

For some girls, playing with fall leaves has less to do with the nostalgia and more to do with getting a mystical-looking photo. The leaves cascading down a girl’s hair is akin to fairy dust sprinkling down and turning the world to magic. We can thank Peter Pan for this trend.

This, Is A Leaf

A woman with dark nails hold a fall leaf before a road riddled with leaves
Eleni Nero/ Pinterest
Eleni Nero/ Pinterest

In case their social media followers have never seen a dead leaf before, girls are sure to keep them up-to-date on what’s happening outside. By holding a leaf up to the camera, the person posting the photo seems to say, “Look at what a wonderful leaf I’ve found amongst these thousands of similar leaves.”

The great thing about this photo trend is that the girl doesn’t have to worry about how she looks. It still may take a few tries to get the shot just right, though.

These Are Just. The. CUTEST!

Girls hold autumn-inspired cake pops up in front of a street lines with autumn trees
Coz.yx/ Instagram
Coz.yx/ Instagram

Bakers get cut a huge break when autumn hits because suddenly everyone and their mother is in the mood for a decorative pastry. Cake pops and the like are made with pumpkin, cinnamon, and maple ingredients. Frosting and fondue are molded to create adorable little treats worthy of their own Instagram.

One of the many girly paradoxes is a deep love for impossibly tight clothes and for sugar-filled treats. If she’s not posting herself in tights and flannel, she’s probably posting herself consuming something sweet.

Smiling At The Ground In Fall Attire

A girl poses in autumn clothes while smiling and looking down
Annagrace Asbury/ Pinterest
Annagrace Asbury/ Pinterest

Fall colors and luke-warm weather inspire a style unique to the transition from summer to winter. Something about the flowy autumn attire makes girls just want to look down and laugh. She seems to be saying, “Stop making me laugh, I’m trying to stare at the floor.”

The pose hits between an active summer stance and a snuggled-up winter posture. Is she about to catch a frisby or about to take a nap? Like the season, she’s in transition.

Look At Me Ma, I’m Standing In Leaves!

A shot of a girl's feet wearing wedges in leave-cluttered ground
Emily Schertle/ Pinterest
Emily Schertle/ Pinterest

Along the lines of being mesmerized by fallen leaves, many girls love taking photos of their feet to show the leave-cluttered ground below them. Perhaps it’s to convey an outdoorsy persona. The thing is, feet photos skyrocket in the fall, as compared to any other time of year.

One reason for this spike might be that the ground doesn’t typically look as appealing as it does in fall. Fallen leaves add color and texture to an otherwise bland photograph, and that can work wonders for your social media profile.

Squeezing Up On A Window Sill

A girl is photographed from behind sitting on a window sill before fall trees
Natalie Alt/ Pinterest
Natalie Alt/ Pinterest

Apparently, sitting on a narrow window sill is a lot more comfortable than it looks. The goal of this photograph is to create the artistic silhouette that is juxtaposed to the colorful view outside. The challenge is to appear careless while carefully balancing on a four-inch window sill.

To add to the authenticity, it’s advised to be holding a mug. Being in a tight position adds to the chilly feel, but be careful not to break through the screen and fall through the window.

Check Out The Candle I Just Bought

A woman shows off her Pumpkin Apple scented candle
Katie B/ Pinterest
Katie B/ Pinterest

There’s no time like autumn for candles. Perhaps the candle craze has something to do with the popularity of fire around that time of year. It isn’t too cold to go outside, but it’s cold enough to enjoy a nice bonfire or fireplace. Candles warm up a small space while adding a pleasant scent.

This is probably why many autumn scents have a hint of that smokey, bonfire smell. Transversely, the autumn sweets inspire candles that smell good enough to eat. Social media users can’t keep the news about their amazing candles to themselves!

Fire Is Funny

Three girls smile and laugh while roasting marshmellows around a small fire
Courtney Steeves/ Instagram
Courtney Steeves/ Instagram

These days, if you don’t post a picture of it, it’s like it didn’t even happen. For some, the cool weather comes as a welcome relief. For others, it is cruel that the warmth of summer doesn’t last indefinitely. Whichever side of the spectrum you’re on, you can appreciate a bonfire.

Bonfires provide both heat and an excuse to be outside. Just be sure to get it started before the sun goes does so you can get that prime lighting for a social media-worthy picture.

The Leaf Skirt Illusion

The photographer holds up an upside down leaf in front of the model so that is appears that she's wearing the leaf as a skirt
m a d i s o n/ Pinterest
m a d i s o n/ Pinterest

This trend is relatively new, but it sure to blowup in the coming months on social media. The person taking the photo holds a leaf upside down in front of the person being photographed. With the right angle and distance, it appears that the person photographed is wearing a leaf as a skirt.

It’s important to find the right shaped leaf in order to achieve the flared-out look. You also want to strike a pose that adds to the authenticity.

This Photo Hits Two Important Marks

A girl is photographed from above laying in a bed of leaves and holding one leaf over one eye
To Have A Nice Day/ Pinterest
To Have A Nice Day/ Pinterest

This groundbreaking photo combines two classic autumn poses into one: the leaf over the eye photo and the laying in a bed of leaves pose. By resting in a bed of leaves, the woman conveys her love of nature and shows that she’s not so afraid of getting a little dirt on her clothes.

The leaf over one eye acts as a kind of wink. It’s a playful way twist on the “This Is A Leaf” pose. It also can be seen as a cute eyepatch.

Breakout The Autumn-Inspired Mugs

A woman photographs her mug that reads
Fall Winter Party/ Instagram
Fall Winter Party/ Instagram

These days, if your mug doesn’t have a play on words it might as well be a glass cup. Especially around the holidays, mugs sporting clever lines are all the rage. This might have something to do with the fact that in cooler seasons, mugs are used more often because hot drinks are favored.

Whatever the reason, you won’t only see girls posting themselves while gripping a mug. You’ll also see photos like this one, where the woman actually takes a back seat to her precious mug.

Coffee Shop “Candids”

A girl looks through a camera while sitting at the counter in a coffee shop
Debbie/ Pinterest
Debbie/ Pinterest

It’s not like people only visit coffee shops in the autumn. Coffee is equally addicting all year round. It’s just that people’s online presence inside of coffee shops seems to explode in the autumn. Something about the weather getting chilly and the flavors of autumn being so delightful with coffee has brought the two together like peanut butter and jelly.

It isn’t enough to take a selfie in a coffee shop. To match the hipster feel of the coffee shop, it’s best to plan out a candid pose, preferably one involving looking into a vintage camera.

The Classic Coffee Shop Picture

An image from above shows a pumpkin latte gripped by two female hands
We Heart It/ Pinterest
We Heart It/ Pinterest

Lattes around autumn aren’t just delicious, they’re pretty. Such works of art deserve a square on your Instagram. However, the drink itself is not enough. It’s important to include your hands gripping the mug and to be aware of other belongings on the table.

Your keys, for example, do not belong in the frame. Instead, many women have a gift for staging one or two items around the mug to convey the mood of the image. Glasses and books are more popular choices.

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Pumpkin

A grocery cart shows various pumpkin flavored items
Basic Fall Babe/ Instagram
Basic Fall Babe/ Instagram

Many girls love to show off their devotion to pumpkin-flavored items. Piles of packaged food can be arranged so that the labels can be easily read by social media followers. Unlike most obsessions, pumpkin is perfectly acceptable to consume in excess.

These days, so many products have been modified to include a pumpkin version, that you really can hit every food group while eating everything pumpkin. And we all know that most companies build demand by only offering pumpkin in the autumn. Thanks, Starbucks.

Raindrops On Roses And Fall Leaves On Windshields

A wet leaf is surrounded by raindrops on a car's windshield
Grace Upon Grace/ Tumblr
Grace Upon Grace/ Tumblr

There are few things in life more exciting than that first fall rain. Previously, the raindrops stole the social media show. But now we’ve discovered that rain acts like a paste, making it possible to capture both rain and fallen leaves in one artistic photograph.

The cool thing about this kind of leaf photo is that the light cascades through the glass, illuminating the leaf’s skeleton, so to speak. Many girls love to see whimsical nature this close and to post it.

Leaf Bookmarks?

Fallen leaves overlay an open book
forests_and_fairytales/ Instagram
forests_and_fairytales/ Instagram

Somewhere along the lines, books and leaves began being paired together to convey the well-known autumn pastime of reading in the park. Though books are available all year round, they seem to only be popular in the cold months of the year.

To be fair, cold weather limits many activities, so reading becomes a more attractive option in the colder months. It’s doubtful the girls posting these leaf-on-book photos are actually reading: it’s cold outside and the leaves are covering the words. But stylistically, it’s right on par.

Kiss The Pumpkin

A girl puckers her lips towards the pumpkin she hold in front of her face at a pumpkin patch
We Heart It/ Pinterest
We Heart It/ Pinterest

What better way to express your love for fall than to kiss a pumpkin? Girls tend to be more affectionate in front of the camera– kissing their friends on the cheek, holding on tightly to those they pose with, etc. So it isn’t uncommon for some women to pucker up to the pumpkin they pose with.

Picking a pumpkin is arguably the most classic of the autumn traditions. Finding that special pumpkin is a big deal and deserves to be treated as such.

Fuzzy Socks Are Key

Feet in thick socks are perched on a window sill with a mug of coffee
October Magic/ Tumblr
October Magic/ Tumblr

Most women have at least one pair of fuzzy socks. The item is a popular gift amongst females because size typically doesn’t matter, and everyone likes something comfortable. Autumn represents the time of year when feeling cozy is most valued.

For many women, they’re used to being uncomfortable. “Pain is beauty”, as they say. Women who appreciate and feel enthusiastic about wearing comfortable outfits will want to showcase this, and a picture of cozy socks is one way to do it.

Good Night Autumn Moon

A bed is covered with autumn inspired decor and a string of lights
Basic Fall Babe/ Instagram
Basic Fall Babe/ Instagram

It’s amazing how much autumn decor is available, and how many women will transform their homes for just a couple of months out of the year. With so much time and money put into a space, they don’t want to be the only ones who see it.

Enter the photos that showoff autumn-inspired living spaces. Especially bedrooms, which guests usually only catch a glimpse of, most validation can only be found on social media. Just please don’t sleep with lightbulbs and candles in your bed. Take the picture, and then immediately remove these items.

Color Me Autumn

A hairstylist touches the hair she's just died red and the top that fades to blonde
Aaashleee/ Instagram
Aaashleee/ Instagram

When autumn hits, suddenly every other girl becomes a redhead. In recent years, the popularity of the ombre (one color fading into another color) has become very popular. This look is great for autumn because girls can incorporate every color of the fall season into their hair.

In order to really showcase their hairstyle, girls typically will pose facing opposite the camera where their stylists’ work of art can really be seen. The best part is that the lighter color at the bottom will either fade or grow out, leaving that winter-ready dark hair shade.