And I couldn’t be happier about it…
It is mid-September, the weather is changing and the leaves are starting to turn orange. I feel like it is pretty safe to say that autumn is well on its way. I love autumn for so many reasons: it means my birthday isn’t too far off which is exciting for everyone, isn’t it? It also means Halloween and dressing up isn’t so long away. The weather gets a little colder and crisper and the trees become far more beautiful. As I have just finished my MA and my brain is well and truly fried I didn’t want to completely fall off the blogging band wagon, so I thought I would write down all the reasons I love autumn (also just to excite myself).
A new start- I know people usually use January or spring as a fresh start but that seems completely illogical to me. I usually see in the New Year a little bit inebriated, no change there. Spring in the UK is rainy and cold and doesn’t have any fun holidays other than Easter, which, after 18 years in education I just associate with revision or dissertation writing. Autumn on the other hand is wonderful. It marks the start of a new academic year, you have all new stationary and a new diary and the memories of summer. Although, for the first time, I won’t be going back to university, this September marks a fresh start back at home, job searching (let’s just hope it doesn’t take too long or this optimism may disappear).
Clothes- I don’t care what anyone says, autumn fashion is infinitely better than any other season. I firmly believe I was put on this earth to wear dark and neutral coloured jumpers, jeans and boots and September is the time for this. Due to the fact that summer in the UK is a little less than delightful I have to (get to) repurchase all of my jeans because they all have holes in from wearing them all summer long. It isn’t yet cold enough for a big coat, so a jumper and denim jacket completely serve their purpose of keeping you warm and cosy. It makes me excited just thinking about it.
Beauty- This is sort of a little extension of autumn fashion but the one thing I hate most about summer is you can’t (I can’t) put a full face of makeup on without it making its way south after an hour of wear. Foundation goes patchy, my lips get dry and eye liner isn’t even an option. On the other hand, autumn is perfect for orangey, bronzey eye shadows and taupe lip stick. Your tan (probably fake like mine) still hangs over from summer so make up looks glowy and warm and stays where it’s supposed to.
The adoption of general cosiness- Basically the things I like to do all year round become far better. I posted about Hygge a while ago, purely because I am a sucker for anything I find on Instagram but autumn is the season of Hygge. Sitting in a coffee shop reading and people watching for hours on end is much more pleasant when your coffee doesn’t give you a hot flush and, instead warms you from the inside out. Call me a child but walks are 100% more enjoyable when there are crunchy leaves on the ground, Beer gardens in mid-summer are nice but I am so ready to be sat, curled up in a big arm chair in the corner of a little pub with a glass of wine.
I feel like there is something in the air when autumn arrives. A sense of excitement forcing me to be more productive. Whatever it is, I am very pleased it is hear, now roll on Halloween.