6 reasons to look forward to autumn

Don’t get me wrong, I love summer – long days, light nights and bright sunshine are completely glorious. But there are aspects of autumn that I love too. Here are my reasons why the end of summer isn’t so bad after all…

A picture of a logburner, flowers and candles
Autumn is a great excuse for a cosy night in with candles!

1. Change in the weather
There’s no denying that the weather is perhaps the most anticipated part of the autumn. Cool in the mornings, warm by the afternoon and cool again in the evenings, autumn weather is made for brisk walks in the park, admiring the rich hues of crimson, rusty orange and golden yellow colours of the trees and feeling leaves crunch under your feet.

2. New styles
It’s time to put away flimsy dresses and sandals – sweaters, jackets and boots take centre stage. But the best part? You don’t have to look full on Eskimo yet, you can still rock dresses and skirts with wild abandon, just with sturdier shoes and a touch of tartan!

A fashion blogger wearing a red tartan scarf in the park
Tartan and crisp autumn leaves – bliss!

3. Fragrances
While summer calls for fresh citrus and coconut scents, autumn means warm cinnamon, gingerbread and nutmeg aromas. Fresh scents are perfect for feeling invigorated but there is nothing more comforting and inviting than the smell of a cinnamon candle wafting through the living room when it’s chilly outside.

4. Hot drinks
I’m not a big fan of cold drinks so I welcome the fact that I can enjoy hot drinks all the time in the autumn and not look weird. Tea will always be my favourite but let’s not forget hot chocolate, mulled wine and at the risk of sounding completely basic, pumpkin spiced lattes. Hot, cloudy apple juice with a sprinkle of cinnamon also hits the spot. Try it!

A picture of a latte with latte art
Nothing beats a hot drink when the weather gets colder!

5. More pampering
In the summer, you want to spend less time grooming and more time out enjoying the sun. But the chilly Autumn nights are an ideal excuse to soak in a hot bubble bath, have a good exfoliate, apply face mask and smooth a deep conditioning treatment on your hair. Bliss!

6. Hearty food
A crisp, refreshing salad is just the thing to eat on a warm summer’s day but there is nothing like coming home after a long day to homemade soups, casseroles, pie and mash or a hot pudding with custard on a rainy, cold autumn evening. It’s time to embrace the stodge!

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