I’m writing this post whilst at about 35,000 feet, flying high over France on my way to Spain. It’s 8am, I have a mini-bottle of Prosecco on the go, I’m listening to Calvin Harris – My Way on repeat (totes going to be my holiday song) and I’m in a ridiculously happy mood. I head over to Spain pretty much every September. It’s basically all in an effort to avoid autumn and get some last minute sunshine. When we come home, it will be October. How did that come around so quickly?! I usually hate any months that aren’t summer, but in a Prosecco fuelled state, I’m going to be optimistic. Here’s my reasons as to why autumn isn’t that bad.
1. Return of the leather jacket
I got my leather jacket from Zara last year, and it’s definitely a fave in my wardrobe. I miss not wearing it in the summer and am excited to get that back out and pair it with a massive oversized scarf.
2. Autumn wardrobe
That leads us nicely to my next point, the autumn wardrobe. Yes, I love summer, but I’ve been living in culottes and shorts for too long now. Bring on jeans, shirts, layering, jumpers and scarfs.
These bad boys deserve a post all of their own. Flat boots, ankle boots, biker boots, shoe boots. Any kind. Welcome back, I’ve missed you.
4. Fur gilets
I bought my fur gilet from Bershka about 3 years ago and I love it! It’s perfect to wear for a shopping trip or for a casual pub outing. I do get happy when I get to pull it back out of the wardrobe!
Use them as a jumper, or wrap up in them whilst you’re cold in the office. They’ll keep you warm, look pretty and jazz up any outfit slightly. And they’re like a portable blanket, so that’s a win really.
6. Crisp autumn mornings
You know the ones, bright sunshine, clear blue skies, crunchy leaves on the pavement. Walking to work on these mornings is a winner.
I bloody love a blanket. The boys mum has picked up on this and now I have loads of them (no bad thing!). Yes, it’s great being warm in the summer, but nothing beats snuggling down with a blanket. Cosying up with a blanket is just a major comfort.
8. Red wine
In the summer, it’s all about white or rose. Nothing beats a nice chilled glass of rose on a summer’s evening. But, how nice is it going to be to go to the pub and settle down with a glass of Malbec? A nice comfy chair, good company and red wine. It’s the perfect setting for putting the world to rights.
9. Netflix and chill
In the summer, there’s always that nagging feeling that you should be out and doing something. However, in autumn, the sun sets early and it’s more likely to rain. Perfect for box set viewing. My current faves are Mad Men, Ex on the Beach (don’t judge me) and any Louis Theroux documentary.
10. City breaks
Like spring, autumn is great for a sneaky city break. The cooler temperatures make it perfect for exploring. I’ve got two in the pipeline, Oslo in October and Gothenburg/Stockholm in November. I’m excited to see new places, try new foods and generally explore. If you go outside of half term, flights can be super cheap. On Skyscanner, you can search ‘Everywhere’ and find a whole host of cheap flights. The flights we have booked are no more than £50 return. Bargain.
11. Hot coffee
Frappuccinos are all well and good, but nothing beats a hot cup of coffee. I love it when it’s cold outside on a Saturday morning and I get to sit in bed with a latte, made in my Tassimo machine, all wrapped up and cosy, with Saturday Kitchen on in the background. Perfect!
12. Nights in
Nights out are great and all, but admit it, you love a night in! Nice mood lighting, a bottle of wine and a takeaway = night of dreams.
13. Dark nails
Short nails, painted in a dark colour = LOVE. Dark greys, plum colours, dark purples, dark blues. They go with so many outfits and look good in Instagram pics too.
I’m sure that once the prosecco haze wears off, and I land into Gatwick, amongst the rain and wind that all of this will change. But for now, I’m going to try and keep this mentality. What do you look forward to in autumn?