It’s time to leave ‘basic’ girls and their pumpkin spice lattes alone. Here’s why It’s finally that time of the year. Leaves are falling, sweater weather is arriving and America’s most hateable flavor is making its highly-anticipated return. As pumpkin spice lattes make their seasonal comeback, so do the inevitable insults: that pumpkin spice-loving women are corrupting autumn with their mainstream Uggs and leggings. That they’re simple, unoriginal and of course, basic.