I am probably in the minority here, but I much prefer autumn to summer. Fashion is always better and comfier, the nights are more romantic and there's nothing better than a mulled cider in front of a nice warm fireplace. Of course summer has its perks - less rain, being able to walk around in less clothing, but British summers have such volatile weather it's never like the movies and at least with autumn, we semi expect bad weather. Here are six reasons why I love the autumn and why I think you should love it too.
No worrying about shaving legs or whether you're bra is going to show through your skimpy summer dress, autumn is all about snuggly clothing. Knitted jumpers, cute boots, scarves that you could fall asleep in on the morning commute - especially those from Zara.
Wellies become fashionable
Apart from at festivals or if you do some sports or if you're under 13 years old, wellies are generally not worn or socially acceptable until the autumn and I love them. Especially these days, gone are the boring green granddad style wellies, now there are so many patterns to choose from. I love my new Joules wellies from Shoetique*.
I did a lot of walking when I was younger. The rain, wind or snow never deterred my father from his hikes and I was brought up learning to deal with the weather and never to question it. I find muddy walks nostalgic and they remind me of being a child again. Plus, there's nothing funnier than a muddy dog and the desperate attempt of trying to get said dog in the bath before it gets footprints everywhere. Walks in the summer are nice, but sometimes it is fun to be so carefree.
During the summer I miss lighting candles. The nights never seem dark enough and I get too hot. What I like is to cuddle up with my blanket, have the candles burning on the fireplace and to feel snug and warm when it is raining or snowing outside.
Pretty leaves falling onto the ground, frost on the grass first thing in the morning and khaki coming back into fashion. I love how picture-perfect autumn can be.
Christmas can put even the grumpiest of people in a good mood and usually autumn is the month we start preparing for the festive season. There's nothing better than knowing Santa is on his way soon and there will be lots of fine food and alcohol involved.
What do you love about autumn?