The other day when I walked into a grocery store I saw Frosted Mini Wheat cereal boxes with pumpkin spice. It was here and there that I realized that stores were finally selling pumpkin-flavored food again! I don’t know about you, but I’m pleased about this fact. I just can’t wait for autumn.
Autumn is the season for taking deep breaths of crisp air, fragrant Trader-Joe’s-branded cinnamon brooms, caramel apples and family gatherings. The best aesthetics, food and vibes all exist within fall. It’s truly a magnificent time. When else would you sit outside with cute boots on and admire the colorful scenery with a cool breeze dancing in your hair?
If that picture alone isn’t convincing enough, here’s a list of why fall is the best season!
The weather is perfect
Unlike summer, when you’re constantly sweating, or winter, when you’re chronically shivering, autumn has perfect weather. There’s always a cool autumn breeze to cut through the heat, so it’s warm but cool enough to sit outside comfortably! There’s also usually not much rain, but enough of it so you can enjoy the calming sounds of rainfall one day and still go out for a walk the next day!
The aesthetic color palette
From the vibrant color-changing leaves to the decorations for Halloween, everything in autumn is from a warm palette. These colors are warm greens, orange-tinted brown, and golden yellows — so rich and comforting. I love that with every step you take, you’ll see the mahogany hues floating through the air and orange pumpkins lined along the streets. You won’t be able to experience this consistent color palette during any other season! In winter, you’ll see white snow, except that California doesn’t snow, so that’s out! In summer, there’s no consistent palette because there are no decorations on the streets. Frankly, everyone’s house looks boring. Like spring, the roads look mundane with an occasional green tree, but who wants that when you can have a burgundy tree?
Pumpkins are everywhere
From carved-out Halloween pumpkins to pumpkin-flavored items in every grocery store, you can’t go a day without being reminded of the existence of this squash during autumn. Pumpkin spice and anything pumpkin flavored is genuinely the best thing to exist, and I’m constantly counting down the days until I can buy pumpkin treats again! Pumpkin pie is my favorite dessert ever! Buying it in the middle of march never felt the same as when I purchased it in October. In addition to tasting delicious, pumpkins are super cute. The natural round shape with creases is adorable — I’m a huge fan!
Maybe I’m a bit biased, but sweaters are the definition of a perfect article of clothing. They’re cozy, fashionable and versatile! Seriously, whatever you want, whether you prefer wool, knit, or cashmere sweater— the list goes on! Not only do you look fabulous when wearing a sweater, but you also feel comfortable! Fall’s slightly warm yet somewhat cold weather calls for a soft sweater! Wearing a sweater can be painful during summer while the winter weather usually calls for an additional layer of warmth. Half of my closet consists of knit sweaters that look a bit like my grandpa’s clothes but it’s okay because they blend in perfectly with the fall scenery!
Halloween is a holiday special to fall, and all the little traditions people do on Halloween are so cute. Seeing kids dressed up as their favorite person, prancing around the streets, and asking for a sweet treat is a confusing yet heartwarming holiday. However, my favorite holiday ever is Thanksgiving! Besides consuming my body weight in stuffing and potatoes, I love how the whole holiday is based around appreciation. I feel that in this day and age, people don’t take enough time to appreciate what they have! The whole feeling of togetherness and having the family together is also such a great feeling to have on this special day!
“Harry Potter” series
This one might be a bit too niche, but Harry Potter is a movie that screams fall. The dim brown hue of the candles, the warm color scheme of Hogwarts and the whole back-to-school vibe encapsulates the season! The ambiance of the misty scenery — especially the Hogwarts express—aligns perfectly with the air outside. Like man, I can smell that crisp air through the screen! The Harry Potter series is so comforting, and fall is the perfect time for a Harry Potter movie marathon! Yeah, you can watch them anytime of the year, but I can guarantee that you haven’t lived yet if you haven’t experienced a cloudy September night drinking a hot beverage and watching the kids of Hogwarts return to school!
I can’t wait to walk through a pile of crispy leaves this fall and eat pumpkin pie! If this didn’t evoke excitement and convince you that fall is a magnificent season, then I don’t know what will!