The OJCL Torch Fall 2020 | Page 20

Jenny Hu

Though TikTok girls might disagree, no one nails the autumn aesthetic like a Roman. From the original pumpkin spice latte to a huge fall festival, here’s everything you need to make fall 2020 the best one yet- Roman style.

First of all, switch your shorts and t-shirts for a knit tunic! The Romans wore wool tunics and coats over their togas when it started getting cold outside, and luckily for us, the draped fit is very in this season.

Next, skip Starbucks this year in favor of some homemade (non-alcoholic) mulsum. Why risk getting the Coronavirus from your barista when you could enjoy a warm, sweet, and historically-significant drink instead? Though mulsum was originally made of heated red wine and honey, replace the wine with milk and pumpkin puree for an extra-tasty Roman remix of the PSL.

Lastly, tide yourself over before Halloween with Cerealia, a harvest holiday celebrated in early October. Even though we can’t have parades and concerts like the Romans did, there’s nothing wrong with listening to the Aeneid in your backyard and eating some cereal in honor of Ceres herself.

A Roman's Guide to Fall