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?
That’s right – autumn is upon us! And personally, I couldn’t be happier about it.
Why, you ask? Well, because autumn is awesome.
Need convincing? Read on for my top 7 reasons why autumn is the best season.
Why autumn is the best season 101: a brand new season means brand new colours.
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.
Two words: 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 the cool autumnal 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.
After all, autumn 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 autumn 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? 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, fun and creates many opportunities for laughs.
(Even if this is mostly at the expense of your boyfriend’s brother Dennis, who dresses up as Cousin It from the Addams family every single year.)
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!)
To put it simply: you can’t beat one of these delicious hot drinks when the air is cool and the leaves are changing. And I for one am the first in line at Starbucks to get mine as soon as September strikes.
Another of the top reasons why autumn 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 “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 self-care, staying indoors and snuggling with a blanket and a hot water bottle while watching binge-watching anything Netflix – and boy, it feels good.
Last but not least when it comes to why autumn is the best season? The return of the Sunday roast dinners.
Oh, how I miss a good old traditional Yorkshire roast dinner during the summer months.
I mean, there’s nothing better than popping around to your Mum’s on a Sunday during autumn for a massive catch-up and some good scran. (And I’m specifically talking about a plateful of 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.
In summary, what’s not to love about September, October, and November? There are many wonderful and diverse reasons why I have always (and will always) love autumn.
What are your reasons why autumn is the best season? Let me know in the comments below!
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