It’s that time of year again.
The weather’s getting colder, the leaves are changing, and hot drinks are back in abundance (okay, perhaps they never even left for all my fellow tea and coffee addicts out there!)
Yay, fall is upon us! And I personally couldn’t be happier about it.
Why, I hear you ask?
Because fall is awesome.
Need convincing? Here are 7 reasons why fall is the best time of year.
1. The sexy colours.
New season, new colours.
I’m talking about those burnt oranges, winey reds and mustard-like yellows that we see not just in fashion, but on the trees 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.
2. The cool, crisp mornings.
It’s getting colder come September/October time, but not too cold 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, that’s always nice.
3. The new season of fashion.
With colder weather comes the need for soft, snuggly jumpers and thousands upon thousands of layers.
(Okay *slight* exaggeration – just the one thousand will do.)
But it’s true, fall is one of the only times of year where we can pile on our whole wardrobe 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 the whole new AW17 season of fashion.
The best trends I’ve seen so far are androgyny, hippie chic, tomato red and sci-fi cool – but watch out for a full trend report coming soon on the blog!
4. Halloween is coming!
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love Christmas. Christmas is also one of my favourite times of year.
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 age you are.
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, I love the Hocus Pocus movie. #justsaying
5. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back.
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!
Basically, if you hadn’t already guessed, I love the taste of pumpkins – which means I sure do love the taste of Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
Starbucks, you babe.
6. The cosy nights in.
Another thing I love about fall is that staying in on a Saturday night is actually considered acceptable.
If you tell people 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?”
Look, guys – I enjoy a night out once in a while. I really do. But I’m getting old now.
If I want to stay in during fall and snuggle with a blanket and a hot water bottle whilst watching endless episodes of Power on Netflix – there ain’t no shame in that.
7. The return of the Sunday roast.
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 catchup and some good scran.
I’m talking about mashed potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, onion gravy, veg, meat of some kind…
…Hubba Hubba, come to Mumma!
SRSLY, what’s not to love about fall?