It's just a few days until Labor Day, which means one thing: It’s almost fall! I know some of you are sad, but I literally wait all year long for fall. While each of the four seasons has their own charm, I honestly believe that fall is the most perfect season of all. The explosive color of the leaves alone, before they die and drop to the ground, makes autumn far superior to the rest. Call me basic, but it's my favorite season.
Since the end of the summer is kind of a bummer (rhymes!), it only makes sense that the season that follows summer would be so damn awesome. I mean, it has to be. It’s only fair, since the close of summer brings an end to beach days, clambakes, late sunsets, and for students, an end to freedom.
If you’re sitting around bummed that the summer is almost over, chin up. You may not be able to think clearly about fall at the moment because you’re sulking about summer’s end, but you have so much to look forward to once September rolls around.
Here are the 21 best things about autumn. I promise they'll make you giddy with anticipation about the season of fall fashion, cozy drinks, and pumpkin pie that lies ahead.
SWAMP ASS SEASON IS OVER
Thank fucking god, right? It's exhausting trying to stay one step ahead of your swamp ass stains all over town.
and YOU FINALLY GET TO SHOW UP TO work NOT DRIPPING IN SWEAT
You mean I get to go to work and show up to a date with my make-up still in tact, because it hasn't all melted off? Hallelujah!
IT’S SWEATER WEATHER
Talk about utter joy! And don't even tell me you're not stoked to get back into your fall wardrobe.
and BOOT WEATHER
I don't think I'm wrong when I say any weather that calls for boots is perfect weather.
YOU GET TO SWITCH OVER TO HOT COFFEE AGAIN
Oh, yeah, baby! Iced coffee is amazing, but hot coffee is even better.
MORE SPECIFICALLY, THE PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE
Personally, I've never tried it, but from what I've gathered from the rest of the world, it's what truly makes fall the best.
NOT TO MENTION, MULLED WINE
You know, because you can stick to caffeinated beverages for just so long. Then you need to get into the harder stuff.
Some of the greatest beauty I've ever seen in my life has been in the White Mountains of New Hampshire during peak foliage season. Look at that!
not to mention, JUMPING IN LEAF PILES
Because what else are you supposed to do when the leaves finally fall off the trees?
BAKING BECOMES FUN AGAIN
It's more fun to bake when the temperatures drop, and even more fun to eat warm goodies like pies and cakes when you have a roaring fire going.
The Macy's Day Parade, family, and finally ending the day with a huge meal that will leave you comatose on the couch for hours? Sign me up.
For many, November's National Novel Writing Month is a really big deal. Sure, their daily word count posts on social media are officially annoying by November 3rd, but, hey, godspeed you NaNoWriMo folks.
Pumpkin carving, Trick or Treating (although some might say you're too old, but fuck 'em), candy corn, and the perfect reason to be a sexy mouse. You know you love it.
THat SMELL IN THE AIR
I don't know if it's the dead leaves, the wood burning stoves, or the fact that you can no longer smell the garbage rotting on the streets. But whatever it is, fall smells amazing.
YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS ARE NO LONGER REPEATS
Join the club, Taylor.
Not that you need a specific reason to drink beer out of huge steins while rocking Lederhosen, but still.
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Not being a football fan, for me, this means 20 cent wings and half-priced beer at the sports bar around the corner from my apartment. But I hear people are really into the sport, too.
fewer BAD HAIR DAYS
No humidity means your hair is going to finally behave. At least until next May.
Well, it's apple season in general, for picking and eating. But Honeycrisp you can only get for a couple months before you have to say goodbye again.
IT’S CUDDLE WEATHER
Whether you get cozy with someone you love or your favorite stack of pillows, fall means curling up and staying warm.
NOT TO MENTION, FIREPLACE WEATHER, TOO
So are you ready for fall, or what?
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