I wanted to make a collection of some of my favourite fall essentials. I think when it comes down to it, most are a little bummed about the transition. Most people hate watching summer fly out the window with a cold gust of autumn breeze. Not me. Bring on the breeze. The fresh autumn air, pumpkins and colour sweeping parks and trails make my heart happy. I compiled this list based on what I can’t live without and what would make those cold nights a little more bearable.
And here comes the list.
Top 10 Fall Essentials.
A good pair of boots can make a world of a difference. They can be the perfect accessory for an outfit that needs just a little edge. They can be the thing that gets you through the chilly night walks. Or they can be just the easiest thing to throw on the make it from point A to point B and look a little more polished and appropriate than a pair of wretched Crocs.
This may be one of my favourite things about the weather change. Although I live for coffee literally need it to be productive at all – in the summer heat it makes it kind of hard to chug back a delish keurig brewed cup o’ joe. Ya i know, ice coffee ya ya – i love iced coffee too- but nights of warm teas and pumpkin spiced lattes are that much better when you wrap your chilly little fingers around the cup not only because its tasty but also warm.
Ohh the views.
I think this speaks for itself. During walks with the dogs, the change of leaves and the paths just become the most beautiful scenic views. When the last thing you want to do is go on a hike through the trails & once you catch a glimpse of the trails, it really takes your breath away (not in the huffing and puffing hike kind of way either)
A staple in the fall essentials. I need cozy comfy blankets that I can roll myself into everywhere. I even use them while in bed. Some really necessary qualities include size and feel. It needs to be big enough for you plus 1. Nothing makes snuggling better than snuggling up to someone.. or some pup. FEEL IT. It must be the kind of feel that makes sleeping on a cloud seem rough. soft. baby soft. A MUST.
Gone are the days of doing nothing but sitting by the pool with a drink listening to music. Gone are the days of laying on the beach soaking up the sun in the sand. To compensate, I take up some fun and easy hobbies. I catch up on all the movies I missed while doing all the sun fun. I watch tons of television. And spend a lot of time hibernating beginning in the Fall and filtering into the Winter. A good way I make myself feel semi-productive and very crafty is knitting. I love being able to make something for someone I love. Being able to personalize it and put the love into it makes my heart happy <3.
A Good Comfy Sweater.
I don’t know if I need to say much else. The photo pretty much says it all…HOW COMFY DOES THAT LOOK?! riiiight?
These are a classic pair of good ol’ Canadian mittens. I know they aren’t that practical but I think they’re adorable. I really like the “smokers gloves”. Being able to use your fingers in this day and age has never been more essential (obv iPhone user). I also picked up a pair of the gloves with special finger tips meant to be used for touch screens. I bet i’ll let you know how they work out once I get a chance to use ’em.
This could be the most important pick. Ok picks. The temperatures may drop far lower than you want but the sun is there. It’s always there. These two products I love. The Clinique Super City Block is something I just began using but with sensitive skin, I needed to find something that didn’t make my face break out in a rash- and this is a beautiful, beautiful option. I LOVE IT. And this EOS lip balm is not a SPF product, but I always feel my lips dry up when the weather starts to get colder. Another great option to keep your lips smooth and also protected would be Maybelline Baby Lips.
If you’re lucky enough to have the chance to spend a nice fall night around a campfire, TAKE IT. The mixture of campfire smells and starlit skies is a perfect combo. Mix that with loved ones and the previously mentioned toasty bevvies – BOY, do you have yourself a stellar night. Throw in a guitar and there is probably nothing better.
and if you can’t have those & even if you can…there is still..
Candles. Candles. Candles. Oh I love candles. I don’t usually use candles often in the warmer months but slightly cold breeze equals lighters up and wicks ablaze. I usually wait for the sales to pick up any candles or raid my mum’s stash- a candle saleswoman.
I think that if you’re fighting the transition and keeping a tight hold on summer with your flip-flops and wide-brimmed hats, try out some of these essentials to try to ease you into Fall.
Anything you NEED for a happy Autumn? Any suggestions I should try? Let me know by commenting below.