I am so excited to be writing this post because I adore Autumn/Fall and Halloween. It comes a very close second behind Christmas.
Last year I treated myself after I finished my Masters to updating my Autumn decor and I fell in love even more (if that is even possible). I don’t think I will be buying anything else this year as I do have a nice collection of goodies, however I might go have a look in a Home sense if I can. I am aware that because of how this year has been going I understand that stock in shops is limited at the moment but it is still nice to look around sometimes. However, for today’s post I want to share with you some tips for transitioning into Autumn.
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I know a lot of people love Summer but I am an Autumn girl all over. I love it when the leaves are falling, colours are changing, it gets slightly cooler in the evenings and not to mention wrapping myself up in a blanket with a hot chocolate and the fire going. YES PLEASE.
I am also an Autumn fashion gal all over. I love layering. There is nothing better to me than a strappy dress with a short sleeve top underneath, a leather jacket, pair of tights and my heeled boots. That to me is perfect. Although I do love a knitted jumper and jeans combo too.
Anyway, today I wanted to share with you how to prepare for
Transitioning into Autumn!
I know I throw this word around a lot on my blog, but as we are transitioning into Autumn this means it’s time for that much needed declutter. As the seasons change and you bring the Autumn décor out you want to make sure the stuff you already have out is still worthy.
In addition, as the seasons change so do my wardrobe. Of course the knitwear starts to make an appearance and it’s good bye to the summer clothes for now. The way I love to do this is I invested in some packing bags (which are great for travelling by the way) and I tend to pack away my clothes that I won’t be wearing throughout the season. This is just a great way to keep your wardrobe organised and saves time in you going through your wardrobe trying to find an outfit.
The only clothes I won’t pack away are my occasion-wear; such as my dresses for weddings/parties and so on. This is because, they will not do so well all folded in a packing bag. But everything else get’s packed away until it is time again.
I know as the season changes it starts getting colder and all you want to do is wrap up indoors and watch TV with that hot drink in hand. However, I cannot stress enough how important it is to stay active, even during this time and as we are transitioning into Autumn.
Staying active has many benefits we all know this and it is important we are still looking after our physical and mental well-being.
If you are looking to exercise outdoors do remember to wear appropriate clothing and to stay warm. Exposure to chilly temperature’s is known to not be good for the immune system and could result in getting a cold. Therefore, do your research and get those much needed clothing/accessories.
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Try something new
As we are transitioning into Autumn and the weather gets worse it certainly becomes more difficult to venture out and go do things. For example, walking around the park. I mean you are more than welcome to grab your wellies, a raincoat and umbrella and venture out but the point is most people don’t want too.
Therefore, to keep that excitement and to keep you stimulated I think trying something new could be fun. It could be anything small or big that you want, or you could do some research and find something you never even thought of before.
The point I am trying to make is that in the more darker seasons such as Autumn/Winter find something that can keep you stimulate and occupied.
The change in season does not only affect the climate but also in the availability of food. I think it is important to notice and see what foods become available as the season changes. You might notice that pumpkins, squashes and sweet potatoes become more readily available.
To me Autumn into Winter means warm, cooked and highly nutritious foods. I always think of soups, stews, pies or hot pots when it comes around to this time of year. There is nothing better than some warm food when the weather is cool and it’s dark outside.
Therefore, take note of the foods and diet changes and have a bit of fun with it too as we are transitioning into Autumn. You could also take this as an opportunity to experiment with your cooking and invest time in new recipes.
I think most importantly as the season changes and we are transitioning into Autumn we need to remember to shop sustainably. I understand how exciting it is to go out and buy ALL the Autumn/fall decor but we have to also think about are these things we already own?
If you already (like me) have a nice collection of Autumn decor then maybe think about using what you already have. But if you don’t and you are thinking about going out and shopping for the decor then remember not to buy for the sake of it.
You could also support smaller businesses, shop local and research how ethical and sustainable certain brands are. Of course I also understand that this is not for everyone and people cannot always afford to do this, but every little helps.
Last year I visited my first Pumpkin patch and it was the best experience of my life, and it was so much cheaper than the supermarket! Therefore, just do some research you might realise that shopping local can actually save some money!
There you have it
My top 5 tips for transitioning into Autumn!
What do you like to do as the seasons change? Are you a summer or Autumn/winter person?
Thanks for reading,
Gemma Jayne x