Autumn Is Coming. Do you have any idea how excited that makes me? When most people are asked their favourite season they automatically answer with Winter or Summer, two pretty easy choices. Winter = Christmas and Snow, whilst Summer = Beaches and Warmth – but I don’t think Autumn ever gets the credit it deserves.
Really take a minute to stop and think about Autumn; the slight breeze blowing gently around you, the leaves fluttering down from the trees and then crunching under your feet, the warm taste of coffee sliding down your throat. It’s a beautiful season full of little moments that are often overlooked. It’s the time where we get to leave the stickiness of Summer behind and gently relax as we transition into winter, so here’s why I think we need to learn to appreciate it:
First of all Autumn is when some of my favourite outfits find their way out of the closet and lovingly knitted scarves loosely drape round my neck. The weather starts getting cold enough for layering but not so cold that you have to hide under too many layers – also, dark, rich tones slowly start to appear that can be combined with each other to create a seamless flow throughout an outfit.
My duffel coat surfaces in Autumn with it’s oversized pockets and large hood creating a cosy feel which also makes me feel safe and snug whilst I run my daily errands.
The days begin to get slowly darker and often this means finding myself curled up on the sofa with a blanket, and a warm mug of cocoa, watching a good film or binging a TV show. (For reference my favourite film for Autumn is If I Stay and my favourite TV show is Gilmore Girls) It’s relaxing and peaceful, partly because I don’t feel the need to be outside doing something as it’s getting dark. Often we are so busy we forget to take a minute or two to ourselves, and Autumn really offers the perfect atmosphere to do just that.
I haven’t even mentioned Halloween yet – or the excitement and sense of community it brings with it. I suppose really how you experience Halloween depends on where you live, but where I am it’s the one night of the year where all the neighbours seem to band together and get along for the children.
Also the DIYs that are always inevitably required for decorations and games are an avid crafters dream, as long as you stick to the general Halloween theme you can let your creativity run wild. I’ve had a blast sewing my own candy bags and creating paper pumpkin decorations in past years.
Honestly I am just so excited for Autumn – especially as it means I get to put cinnamon in basically everything!
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