There is something special about the changing seasons. And the transition from summer to autumn has to be the most beautiful change of the year. As the leaves turn from lush greens to rusty shades of red and gold now is the perfect time to embrace everything that autumn has to offer.
[right][/right]I think autumn has to be my favourite season. If you follow me on Instagram you will already know this as my feed has become very autumnal recently. I love waking up on a cold crisp morning and heading out to the woods searching for those beautiful golden leaves then cosying up and home with a hot drink. Autumn is well and truly the season of Hygge and we should all be embracing it. Not that you need any help enjoying the best season of the year here are a few ideas on how to embrace autumn.
Whether you have a capsule wardrobe or not now is a great time to switch your wardrobe over before winter. Pull your knitwear out of storage or treat yourself to a cosy new jumper. Now is the time to enjoy wrapping up in cute jumpers and big chunky scarves without the need for a bulky coat. Switch your footwear from sandals to warm ankle boots. I know I’ll be in my uniform of cosy knit, jeans and ankle boots from now until next spring.
While the weather is getting colder it’s still not totally miserable like it is in winter so why not spend some time outside. My favourite thing is a long walk in the woods. The changing colours make the woods so beautiful to visit this time of year. Remember to take your camera with you because you will want to take photos of all the leaves. If can bare it head out first thing in the morning to catch the low morning mist.
The long dark nights mean you will probably be spending more time at home over the next few months. So now is a perfect time to make it cosy and inviting. Throw some cosy blankets on the sofa and light some candles. Autumn evenings are made for wrapping up in a cosy blanket by candlelight. If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace light a fire and make your home feel cosy and warm.
Comfort food and autumn go together perfectly. Make some warming soups and casseroles to fill the freezer. Trust me you’ll thank yourself when you get in from work on a cold day and need something warm to eat. Invite friends over for a traditional roast dinner or if that isn’t your thing go to a country pub for one. Even better if you combine your pub lunch with a long walk in the countryside.
Now you’re spending more time indoors autumn is a great time to put on a good film. With Halloween coming up why not watch some scary films with a big bowl of popcorn. Or find a great new TV series to binge watch on Netflix over the next few weeks. Obviously, you will be wrapped up in a cosy blanket with a hot chocolate (marshmallows mandatory).