You know it’s officially cold-weather season when suddenly images Pumpkin Spice Lattes start to show up in various forms, on various social media feeds (#Finally! #SoGood #LiveForStarbucks #Amaze.) And while we’re definitely not hating on the seasonal favorite, we do find it a tad humorous that people—for lack of a better work—die over it the way they do. Yeah, they’re tasty, but they’re also a pretty pricey habit to cultivate on a daily basis.
Here in New York, the average price of a grande Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks is $5.17—a figure that (sadly) we’ve come regard as fairly normal for a coffee concoction, but when ordered once a weekday, can clock in at about $26 a week. Ouch!
This got us thinking about other ways to spend that cash, and we dug up 5 stylish things you can buy for the price of a Pumpkin Spice Latte instead. Read on, then let us know: Are you team PSL or would you rather spend the cash elsewhere?
Here in New York, a grande Pumpkin Spice Latte clocks in at $5.17 on average.
For a little less, you can buy this cute leopard skinny belt.
Becker Leopard Belt, $4.99; at Necessary Clothing
Because sometimes a plain black hairband needs an upgrade.
Jaguar Hair Elastic, $4.80; at Forever 21
How cute would this swingy skirt look with opaque black tights, ankle booties, and a cropped leather moto jacket?
Black and White Print Skirt, $5; at Dorothy Perkins
Pick up not one but two seasonal shades of lipstick. We’ve tried these and they’re super-pigmented and stay on for hours!
Wet ‘n Wild MegaLast Lipcolor, $1.99 each; at Walgreens