All the reasons to love autumn

Freddie Parker on 5 September 2023
The perks of autumn, beautiful coloured leaves, hot choc with marshmallows and scarves.

If you prefer a cosy night in to sweating on the beach, then the fall (pun intended) in temperatures is a good omen.

Some of you associate autumn with dark nights, wet weather and leaf sludge. So it’s understandable you don’t like it. For others, the dread of uni or college starting again overshadows it all. Maybe you’ll have a newfound appreciation for the season by the time we’re done showing you the best things about autumn.

No more sweat or suncream

Our clothes can finally breathe a sigh of relief at not having to go through sweat and sunscreen stain removal. Now we might be fighting different battles with the weather like wind and rain. But in all honesty how is that much different to a British summer anyway?

A Pumpkin Spiced Latte is nothing to be ashamed of

The mix of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon exists in so many great foods. Why is adding it to coffee considered basic? Spiced cookies are one of the best things about the colder seasons, as is mulled wine. 

It’s unfair that the classic autumnal flavour mix has such a harsh reputation. It probably has nothing to do with the fact that it’s something largely enjoyed by women, right? Enjoy your pumpkin spice latte, it won’t have any impact on your finances in the grand scheme of things.

Pro tip: You can also order the syrup online in large bottles to make them at home if you do want to save money. 

Natural beauty i.e. the best colour palette

Warm tones everywhere. Yes, it’ll eventually turn into slippery leaf sludge, but that’s a problem for future us. Soak in the gorgeous red and orange tones. Marvel in the mutual relationship between the physics of the seasons and the biological powerhouse that is mother nature.

Bring out the reds, purples and yellows to combine with lovely rich browns. Of all the traditional colour schemes, autumn has the best.

Cosy clothes and knitwear

Not only is the autumn palette the best one, but being able to bust out the knitted scarves makes it all super comfy. We are officially heading towards hoodie season.

What’s better than bundling yourself up in a hoodie and sipping on a spiced coffee or hot chocolate with marshmallows? 


It’s an excuse to dress up, binge on miniature chocolate bars and gather with friends all in one. Whether you’ll be spending it at a party or with horror films and a bowl of popcorn, you can get into the spooky spirit.

If you’re starting uni this month, Halloween will be one of the first organic (not university organised) events where you can bond with flatmates and classmates. 

Then Christmas

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Freddie Parker
Freddie Parker on 5 September 2023