It’s that time of year again; the weather’s getting colder, the leaves are changing, and pumpkins are back in abundance.
Do you know what this means? Yay, fall is upon us! And, personally, I couldn’t be happier about it.
Why I hear you ask? Well, because fall is awesome.
Need convincing? Read on for my top 7 reasons why fall is the best season.
One of the best reasons why fall is the best season 101: New season, new colours.
Yes, that’s right – I’m talking about those burnt oranges, winey reds and mustard-like yellows that we not only see in fashion, but we also see on tree leaves when we leave the house every day!
A stark contrast to the summer greenery of the fields, let’s not pretend that they’re not an absolute treat for the eyes in EVERY. POSSIBLE. WAY.
I’m obsessed. *Heart-eyed emoji.*
Sure, it gets colder come September/October time, but not cold enough that it causes you to exclaim “OMG it’s freezing” every time you step foot outside.
After a pretty humid summer all around, how great does it feel to actually experience some cool air? Well, I’ll tell ya – it feels bloomin’ amazing!
I can actually breathe again! And, you know what, that’s always nice.
With the colder temperatures comes the need for soft, snuggly jumpers and thousands upon thousands of layers.
It’s true that fall is one of the only times of the year where we can pile on our whole wardrobe to stay cosy a la Joey from Friends when he’s trying to get back at Chandler by wearing everything he owns.
In addition to being able to sling on our favourite comfy jumper, we can also experiment with a whole new season of fashion. And, as a self-professed fashionista, this is pretty exciting.
When it comes to reasons why fall is the best season, this takes one of the top spots. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love Christmas, but Halloween is like Christmas’ cool, quirky younger sister – and I can’t help but adore her!
When you’re at school, college and/or university, you have plenty of opportunities to dress up in costumes and go to parties. However, as you get older, Halloween becomes the only chance you get to pretend you’re someone or something else for the day and party the night away!
My point is: Halloween is always fun, no matter what your age is.
Whether you’re a kid going trick-or-treating, a student going on a themed club night, or an adult heading to a costume party with your friends, Halloween is light-hearted, it’s fun and there are always laughs to be had (mostly at the expense of your boyfriend’s brother Dennis, who dresses up as Cousin It from the Addams family EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR.)
Plus, the 90s film ‘Hocus Pocus’ is just EVERYTHING.
Oh for the love of Starbucks, how I do miss Pumpkin Spice Lattes when they’re not in season. (Actually – how I do miss pumpkin-flavoured anything when pumpkins aren’t in season!)
Starbucks, you’re an absolute babe for always delivering this sweet nugget of a hot drink year upon year. Nom.
Another of the top reasons why fall is the best season is because staying in on a Saturday night is actually considered acceptable.
If you tell friends or colleagues that you’re staying in on a weekend in the summer, they’re all like “OMG what, it’s supposed to be like 100 degrees – aren’t you at least going to sit in a beer garden for a bit?”
However, when it’s autumn, people just smile, nod, and agree that they’re also planning to do the same thing. It’s all about staying indoors and snuggling with a blanket and a hot water bottle whilst watching endless episodes of Power on Netflix – and there ain’t no shame in it. <3
Last but not least, one of the top reasons why fall is the best season? That’s right – it’s the return of the Sunday roast dinners.
Oh, how I miss a good ol’ traditional Yorkshire roast dinner during the summer months. There’s nothing better than popping around to your Mum’s on a Sunday during fall for a massive catch-up and some good scran – I’m talking about mashed potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, onion gravy, veg, and some kind of meat… *Drools all over keyboard.*
You know what I’m saying? You just can’t beat it.
All in all, SRSLY, what’s not to love about September, October, and November? There are many wonderful and diverse reasons why fall is the best season.
What are your reasons why fall is the best season? Let me know in the comments below!