10 Reasons Why Autumn is the Best Season

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Wave goodbye to sunburn, bikini diets and Instagram holiday snaps; say hello to fedoras, carby stews and nights in with a glass of red wine. Autumn is finally here, which means that it’s now okay to cover up head-to-toe in black again, averting those judging eyes from our dodgy tan lines. And that’s just one reason to celebrate this glorious time of the year, here are ten more:

  1. Brisk outdoor walks

Autumn in the perfect excuse to wrap up in a warm coat, pop on some Hunter wellies to keep your feet dry, and head outside with the family after Sunday lunch for some quality time together. It will also help burn off those roast potatoes too!

  1. Inspirational colours

The new season offers a palette of beautiful hues, from golden leaves to seasonal fruit and veg (rich plum, red berries, orange and green squashes) to the navy dark night sky. Transfer these into your wardrobe for an on-trend update.

  1. Bonfire night

Sparklers, toffee apples, the smell of burning wood – what’s not to love about Bonfire Night? Okay, so maybe it can get a little chilly when you’re standing outside on a November night, so warm up with some mulled cider and some vegetarian chili.

  1. Halloween

Another favourite on the holiday calendar – Halloween! Make sure you pencil in plans early so that you can get to work on your costume. There are always loads of events taking place but nothing beats a good old get together at a friend’s house with a soundtrack featuring Monster Mash and Thriller.

  1. Pumpkin spice lattes

It’s a well known fact that the sweet and creamy taste of a warm pumpkin spice latte can put a smile on anybody’s face. Get one to take out on your commute to work for a breakfast treat and to get set up for the day.

  1. Woollen knits

Perhaps you can’t quite afford a covetable Bella Freud jumper this year but there are plenty of high street versions, along with many more designs, to see you through the colder months. Topshop, H&M and Urban Outfitters always have great collections of perennial classics and updated styles.

  1. Nights in

Summer was full of all-night fiestas, BBQs, festival partying and after work drinks, now it’s time to indulge indoors. Grab a good book, order in your favourite takeaway and light a few candles. You might even want to take this one in a bubble bath!

  1. Hats, hats, hats

Whether it’s a wide brimmed fedora that you’ve seen all the cool girls parading around in, or a slouchy knitted beanie that look so effortless, invest in a few hat styles to keep that head of yours nice and warm.

  1. The beauty of tights

The benefits of a good pair of high denier, black tights are endless: slimming, leg lengthening, warming and oh so versatile. Pair yours with a bright mini skirt and turtleneck top for a bold look that’s totally in right now.

  1. Christmas is coming

And finally, who can forget that autumn is basically a countdown to the most wonderful time of the year. Get writing your list, planning the parties and shopping for gifts – this year will be the best one yet!

So it’s official, autumn is awesome and the perfect excuse to invest in a new wardrobe.

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