Fall (or autumn if you’re in the UK like the CGD HQ) is a season filled with pumpkins, leaves, scarves, and sweaters. It can be easy to dread saying goodbye to the summer sun and surrendering your wardrobe to knits and gloves, but there are some reasons that fall rocks.
Read on to discover just why you should be eager for all things fall: grab your pumpkin spice latte and a comfy flannel, light that scented candle, and get reading!
1. Festive activities
The fall is amazing due to the infinite number of fun, seasonal activities that arise as soon as the leaves begin to change. Some of our top picks are corn mazes, apple picking, pumpkin carving, haunted houses, hay rides, and bonfires with friends. It’s easy to overlook these opportunities to make memories in the busy life of career girl, but taking a few hours to do some unique and fun things can boost your happiness, reduce stress, produce plenty of Instagram-worthy photos, and make lasting memories that you’ll smile back on in years to come.
2. The scenery
There is a unique beauty found only in the snippets of moments observed in nature in the fall. Breathtakingly beautiful scenes arise in a trail of leaves drifting down while the sun shines, in festive wreaths adorning each doorway, and in the warmth of a bonfire held with the laughter of your friends and family surrounding you. Take advantage of these moments and hold onto them, because the little things are what you’ll want one day.
3. Fall movies
Some of our favorite films are ones that are shown only in the depths of those amazing fall months. The best of the best include Hocus Pocus, Harry Potter, and Halloweentown. Pop some hot, buttery popcorn and settle into your couch with blankets and chocolate, pop in the film of your choice (or hit play on Netflix) and enjoy a night in (or a week in).
How could one of the “Big 10” not be the biggest holiday of the season? There’s so much to love about Halloween, from the movies, to the adorably themed treats and sweets, to the decorated houses, to the candy and costumes.
5. Food & drink
Food first! The treats and sweets that come along with fall are some of the best of the year. Candy corn, apples, and everything pumpkin make the world a better place. Also, the desserts aren’t too shabby, with many spicy-sweet treats adding that special something to your day. As far as drinks go, there’s nothing better than steam rising off of a cup of warm coffee, hot tea or hot chocolate as you stroll through the crisp fall air. Of course, we couldn’t go without mentioning the PSL, a favorite of many Career Girls! Savoring the flavors of fall is something we look forward to as summer draws to a close.
There are so many cozy and cuddly moments in fall. They range from chunky sweaters to soft blankets, from raging bonfires to low-key fireplaces, from sipping coffee to baking in the kitchen. Enjoy every warm and fuzzy, heart-flutteringly cozy moment, because the best way to make it through cold weather is by cuddling up with a blanket, tea, and a book.
7. Decorating your house/room
I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for all things cute, and the fall décor that’s been hitting the shelves recently is not doing any good to my budget. However, it’s okay, because giving your home or your room a cozy, seasonal feel is not only festive, but it’s refreshing (bonus: it’s been proven that updating the décor in your environment boosts productivity!). So, if buying pumpkin luminaries and fairy light leaf strands makes you feel more loving towards the season, go for it (as much as you can afford, of course!). Also, check out Pinterest for some amazing DIY fall décor ideas.
8. The scents in the air
One major thing that lovers of all things fall rejoice in, candles. There are endless numbers of absolutely flawless fall scented candles to burn and enjoy, whether you prefer spicy, sweet, or just natural. Another thing that’s amazing about fall scents is the smells of nature, picture this, you walk outside around sunset, take a deep breath through your nose, and the scent of crisp leaves and warm bonfires drifts to you in the cool fall air. In addition, there’s nothing better than the scent of your favorite coffee shop in the fall, because all of the speciality drinks are so amazingly scented that you can’t decide which one to order!
9. Nights in & nights out
There are reasons to love both. In fall, it’s perfectly okay to stay in, whether it’s to cuddle while watching a movie and burning a pumpkin marshmallow candle, or if it’s to have a game night while eating takeout and listening to fall songs. At the same time, there’s the excitement of going out to do fall-central things (see #1) and heading to all those fun Halloween parties with your friends, or Thanksgiving dinner, or even just for a huge bonfire night complete with s’mores.
10. Fall fashion
Admit it, you live for the days of cute boots (and even cuter boot socks), sweaters, sweater dresses, leggings, and more. The accessories sometimes outshine the outfits, with cute scarves, hats, and socks rounding out the fashionable fall look for any girl find amazing items here.
Slip on your comfiest festive socks and a pair of brown ankle boots, and head out feeling confident and beautiful in a look that matches the season. Or check out this amazing article with the best camel items for fall
Comment below what you’re most excited about! If you enjoyed reading this article, I’d encourage you to write your own list of reasons to love fall! It’ll make you more excited almost instantly (As I was writing this, I decided to decorate my bedroom for the fall and began picturing the things I want to do with my family and friends!)
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