The leaves are changing, the temperature’s dropping, and in a few months we’ll be cursing windchill and pining for sun. But instead of getting bent out of shape over summer‘s big exit, fall in love with the ultimate season, and focus on why autumn weather wins.
1. Pumpkin Spice Everything
So iced tea’s fantastic and pink lemonade’s fine, but when given the option between pumpkin spice lattes and anything else, there’s really no contest. Pumpkin spice loaf, pumpkin spice muffins, pumpkin pie itself “ the list is endless. And while summer is based on salads and being refreshing, autumn calls for rich, wonderful, seasonal beverages that are rivaled only by turkey and stuffing.
2. Sweaters (and Better Clothes!)
Remember two months ago when the only thing worse than getting dressed at all was knowing that in less than an hour, your clothes would be soaked? Guess what doesn’t happen during fall: that. And while some of you may be in favour of sundresses and short-shorts, you can’t deny the power of an oversize sweater or a really great pair of boots. The clothing is great come fall to winter, and while more layers are absolutely essential, you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who’s going to oppose that.
3. Changing Leaves
The only thing better than leaves sprouting in spring are leaves turning orange and falling down, so instead of pining the loss of that-season-that-shall-not-be-named (hint: it’s summer), look outside, bask in fall’s crispness and revel in the fact that your neighbourhood looks amazing. (Now imagine walking through the park wearing a sweater and drinking a pumpkin spice latte. You’re welcome!)
4. No Humidity
It’s important to remember that no matter how much you may love summer, it is the cause of most (of my) beauty problems including but not limited to giant, triangle-shaped hair. True, some of you have successfully maintained a stylish aesthetic for the three warmest months of the year, but most of us have had to combat moisture with hairspray, flat irons and tears. And while summer weather can create the coveted beach wave, fall lets us take our hair back “ because despite snow wreaking just as much havoc, we can escape it by putting up hoods.
5. Impending Holidays
To those of us not particularly summer-inclined, Labour Day and Civic Holiday (which nobody really knows the meaning behind) are all well and good, but between the dinners, family, friends and homecomings, Thanksgiving and Christmas take the cake. True, we’ve still got three months before the holiday season is upon us, but once the leaves have lost their novelty, you’ll be treated to the extra-special privilege of decked-out malls and lattes that taste like gingerbread. (Your move, summertime.)