My top 5 tips for transitioning into Autumn 2020

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.

If there are any small businesses that do Halloween/fall decor then please recommend or let me know in the comments!

A Halloween sign that says "beware" with three orange pumpkins on top, in front of two three tier maple pumpkin ornaments. And white flowery lights.

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 that

Transition into Autumn 2020 edition!

So here are my top 5 tips let’s goo…

A plate full of Halloween themed shortbread biscuits with icing on them.

Declutter

I know I throw this word around a lot on my blog, but changing seasons means it’s time for that much needed declutter. As the seasons change and you bring the Autumn decor 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.

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Stay active

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.

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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A pot of pumpkin marshmallows and some scattered on the table, and some in the black bowl. With pumpkin fairy lights.

Try something new

As 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.

Warming foods

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. You could also take this as an opportunity to experiment with your cooking and invest time in new recipes.

A couple of pumpkins one orange and one white on a table.

Stay sustainable

I think most importantly as the season changes 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 2020!

What do you like to do as the seasons change? Are you a summer or Autumn/winter person?

Thanks for reading,

Gemma Jayne x

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Author: gemmaajaynee

24 year old just wanting to write with her spare time.

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    1. Me too! Autumn is just a beautiful time and I cannot get enough of it! I am not a fan of coffee or latte’s so I can never jump on the bandwagon of this during this time! But I hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚ x

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  1. Love the idea of trying something new! Is always a great thing to do ✨. I’m glad I went to a pumpkin patch for the first time last year too as don’t know if it will be possible this year, is weird how much has changed but I love how Autumn is cozy so a lot of the memories can be the same in out of the cold. It’s so difficult for me to choose (but only because Winter has Christmas πŸ˜‚πŸ˜) so I’d definitely go for Autumn being my favourite! 🍁 Absolutely loved reading this! Have a similar post coming up soon and can’t wait to fully be immersed within the season itself! πŸ˜†πŸ‚ Hope you have a fantastic time (the decorations you have are so cool! 😍)πŸ’•

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    1. I agree! I mean I probably will end up giving it up but it’s always good to try πŸ˜‚ yeah I agree, so much has changed so at least we both have last years memories! πŸŽƒ I know I love Autumn but Christmas is just 😍 thank you so much 🧑 yaaay I love that! Look forward to reading it 😁 there is never enough autumn themed posts! Thank you! I bought them all last year and so glad I did from TK MAXX because this year doesn’t look too promising with stock πŸ’˜

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    1. I do love the sun but I am a Halloween and October lover too much haha! You definitely should, plus you might be surprised by the prices! I bought 5 or 6 pumpkins last year for Β£5 which I thought was good to be honest! Plus I love getting creative with food e.g. making spider shaped pizza etc xx

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  2. I’m all about fall/winter (winter especially). The fashion is better and it’s the return of heartier meals that I love. I really need to start being more active, especially before all the rain we get here in the PNW starts up.

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