The misery that is summer has finally come to an end, fall has arrived, and even though most of the country is gritting its teeth through the tail end of a heat wave, you know that cooler days are rapidly approaching. Fall is the best season of the year, mainly because it makes you a better person. That is a fact.
Don't get me wrong — summer is great, for about a minute. Once you've had your first round of grilled burgers, blended cocktails, and a debilitating sunburn, the magic of summer instantly fades. Does anyone enjoy being sweaty for three months straight? And who can peacefully sleep in 80-plus degree weather? Gross. It's certainly better than winter, but much like the snow during the cold months, the heat becomes too extreme for too many days in a row.
Autumn, on the other hand, is much more subtle. And because the season is much shorter, just like spring, it's almost magical in the way it shifts everyone's mood into a euphoric state of happiness. Paired with the fun of back-to-school shopping, fall is a new beginning. It's a fresh start, with a pumpkin-flavored scone on the side. Here are all the reasons you will be your best self this fall.
1. You have more clothing options
Fall weather gives you more choices when it comes to your closet. You can wear a long-sleeved shirt, or a light coat, or a sweater, and you'll be just fine. You can still show off your favorite physical assets without showing it all off. Most importantly, you get to unleash your sartorial creativity. For this reason, everyone is at their sexiest during the autumn months.
2. You're always comfortable
Along with the additional layers comes the comfort of warmer clothing in cooler weather. Sweater weather is the best time of year, folks. When you're comfortable, you're confident. And when you're confident, you're ready to run the world.
3. Your body hair makes a welcome reappearance
I LOVE the women's movement to embrace our body hair. I agree with all the reasons we should, but personally, I still have trouble with this kind of au naturel acceptance. I don't care what others think of my pit or leg hair, I just feel my sexiest when my skin in those areas is bald and smooth. But when the weather gets colder, and clothing layers are added, the need for hairless skin decreases. If I'm wearing tights, pants, and sweats every moment of the day, I don't really notice my growing leg fuzz. Razors get a break, and mucho time is saved during grooming and beauty routines.
4. Your morning beverage game is on point
All the major coffee chains thrive during fall because the drinks are warm, cozy, and fill your soul with only good vibes. Every drink on their menus are pumpkin, apple, or cinnamon-flavored, and you won't get sick of any of them until winter rolls around.
5. You're not as sweaty
Does anyone enjoy being sweaty? It's nice during a workout, because it's a sign you've been working hard and kicking ass, but sweating at work or at other social functions is not cute, and it's not fun. It's almost like our bodies were built for fall, because there's no humidity to mess up your hair, and no chilling forecasts to chap up your lips. Fall is when everything just works, and everyone looks their best.
6. You're free to embrace your indoors-y side
Fall weather isn't extreme enough to force human hibernation, but it's cold enough to justify those days when you just want to curl up with a hot beverage and a good book and not talk to anyone.
7. You feel much more at ease canceling plans to go out
Even though you're an adult with a job and no longer get summers off (unless you're a teacher, of course), there is still this inclination to go nuts every night with your friends. But fall is all about getting back into routines, and taking more time to focus on the present and the future. So when you're tired, and the sun starts to set much earlier, it's totally OK to skip the night of debauchery and go to bed early. Nobody will judge you. And even if they do, you won't care.
8. You're encouraged to snack on sweet baked goods
Every meal is thick, hearty, and warm, and the desserts are sugary explosions of seasonal fruit. You're going to want to eat it all, and you should. There is absolutely nothing about an aromatic slice of pumpkin pie that won't make you happy. Nothing.
9. You're slowly getting into the holiday spirit
In just a few months, you'll be buying presents for others, warmly embracing your loved ones, and realizing how lucky you are to have the amazing things that you have. That feeling will reach its peak in December, sure, but it'll start creeping in now, and you'll notice yourself becoming more selfless and jolly.