It’s now August and the reality that the summer will be ending rapidly is upon us. After five minutes worth of consideration, I realized that this end is more bittersweet and exciting rather than woeful and enough reason to try and avoid the fall, as well as the upcoming semester.
The transition into fall might be one of the smoothest season changes we get. It’s a slow but steady progression which includes cozy sweaters, suede, leather, SWEATERS, and all of the other things that throughout the spring/summer my mom likes to remind me that I’m “not supposed to wear that, it’s out of season,” to which I always rebelliously reply, “I wear what I want, I don’t abide by seasons.” Not to contradict the message of this post, which is to get excited for fall because you get to wear things you couldn’t in the summer, and generally, welcoming “fall vibes” with open arms.
The best about the switch over to fall is that you can still dress light, but with additional texture and layers. Nothing pains me more than leaving my house without a chiffon shirt that wonderfully compliments my outfit, for example, but can’t be worn because the fabric doesn’t breathe well in the summer heat. The fall allows us to do things such as this, which is why we love it so much. You can mix your sweaters, long sleeved button ups, etc. with skirts and/or shorts from the summer and feel comfortable, not covered in sweat. If you’re not ready to give up your perfect pair of summer platform wedges, you can pair them with a cute pair of socks and spend a bit more time with them till you turn them in for boots.
Sure, I will miss crop tops, the slight “tan” I’ve acquired, consistently shaving my legs and the sound of surf-rock on the beach, but when I’m drinking warm apple cider and making every possible thing that’s pumpkin flavored, dressed in 50 layers, listening to my favorite fall albums, I will forget the summer ever happened.