It’s official: summer’s over. Not feeling ready to part with the long days, beach parties and iced coffees just yet? Don’t fret: there’s a lot to look forward to this autumn.
#1 The Pumpkin Spice Latte
Let’s start how we mean to go on, and share a moment for the beloved PSL.
The PSL is like the perfect fall fling: you can guarantee it’ll be there to give you a hug of pumpkin-warmth when you’re feeling cold; it will most definitely join you in watching whatever series you are up to on Netflix without judgement, and most importantly, it will pose with pride in your selfies so it can show off its kick-ass new cup design.
Pumpkin Spice Latte, you get a gold star from us (and an endless stream of orders, too).
#2 Candles. So. Many. Candles.
Autumn is the best time to raid Bath and Bodyworks for all its worth, and wipe the shelves clean of their Pumpkin Pie, Cranberry Pumpkin, Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow, Pumpkin Pecan Waffle and Triple Pumpkin Deluxe Pumpkin (with added Pumpkin) candles, because who doesn’t want their home to smell like a cosy just-baked pie?
Disclaimer: the Triple Pumpkin Deluxe Pumpkin (with extra Pumpkin) candle does not actually exist, but I’m sure if you light all four listed above, it would probably smell something like that.
It’s all about layering those fragrances.
Candles not your thing? Hop outside and into a pile of crisp, golden leaves and feel like a child again.
(But then again, if the outside isn’t your thing either, there’s also a Leaves candle to make you feel like you’re outdoors when you’re actually indoors. Magic.)
Goodbye crop tops, denim cut-offs and strappy bralettes, and hello chunky sweaters, fluffy cardigans and cosy blankets.
Now is the season when you can legitimately get away with throwing a blanket over your shoulders and no-one will bat an eyelid (and if they do, they’re probably just sad that they left their blanket at home, and as a consequence are freezing in the polar temperatures).
Don’t get cold this autumn: wear your blanket with an edge of ‘just stepped out of fashion week’ pride.
#5 It’s Bobble Hat Season
Also known as ‘the period of time where you can give off the illusion of having amazing hair all season long’, because any mistakes are corrected with the glorious bobble hat and literally no-one will have a clue.
To all the bobble hats out there – on behalf of all the awkwardly slept on and why-wont-you-straighten bits of hair, we salute you.
Thank you for saving us all from hours of grief wrestling with a straightening iron.
#6 Vampy Lips
The change in season means a change of color in our makeup palettes, and now that bright corals and peachy tones are out, dark vampy lips are back in.
The beauty of the dark lip is that it does all the hard work for you – you look put together and chic in one simple sweep of the bullet, meaning you can get away with minimal makeup everywhere else (which also means a lot less time getting ready in the morning, and even more reason to stay up watching Netflix to the early hours).
It’s honestly a win win.
Although we may not strictly be of Trick or Treat age any more, that won’t stop us from having fun over this holiday.
It’s an excuse to have some fun with DIY costumes, special effects makeup and strip upon strip of fake eyelashes.
Channel your inner ‘Mean Girl’ this year and dress like a mouse. Duh.
And when you think you’ve finally had enough of all the pumpkins, Halloween sweets and fallen leaves, remember:
#8 It’s Totally Nearly Christmas
And the festive season is oh-so great.