For many people across the United States, fall is an exciting time of the year because the weather cools down, leaves begin changing colors, and everyone can finally pull their boots and scarves out from storage.
Here in Southern California, however, that is just not the case.
Instead, temperatures stay warm through October, most trees don’t change colors or ever lose their leaves, and we can still head to the beach on weekends in shorts and a t-shirt.
Most of us are happy to live in such a sunny, mild climate–it’s why we live in Southern California!
Even so, some of us experience serious FOMO when it comes to the fall season, seeing our friends posting pictures of their hot pumpkin spice lattes and wrapped up in cozy sweaters the day the season changes.
If you’re ready to celebrate fall now, here’s five things you can do to get in the spirit this weekend.
No, don’t pull on your long socks and scarves just yet.
Instead, swap out your bright summer clothes for fall tones. Deep reds, dark denim, and neutrals will have you looking like it’s fall, even if you are still wearing sandals.
Decorate your home with cozy blankets, fall-scented candles, earth-toned flowers, and any other autumn-themed decor that you may have accumulated over the years.
Once the days and evenings start to cool down, you’ll be all set to snuggle up with a good book or movie.
Whether you’re crafting with your kids or your adult friends, crafts are always a good idea. Your creations can be used to decorate your home and office or even given as gifts to spread the seasonal cheer.
Try one of our favorite DIYs that we found on Pinterest:
If there’s one thing that everyone loves, it’s food! You may not be ready to whip up a full turkey dinner, but incorporating some fall recipes into your weekly meals will make everyone happy.
Or pick some apples! Pumpkin patches and orchards are beginning to open for business. Grab your family and friends and get ready to enjoy a day in the sun. Just remember to leave your gloves and boots at home because it will probably still be 70 degrees and sunny, just the way we like it here in Southern California.
How do you celebrate the season?