How To Start The Fall Season Right
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How To Start The Fall Season Right

It may only be the end of August, but the day that Starbucks brings back the Pumpkin Spice Latte is the universal sign that autumn is here.

How To Start The Fall Season Right
Julia Murray

This morning, like most mornings, I waited in line at Starbucks to order my favorite drink...the Caramel Macchiato. Much to my surprise, the chalkboard above the bar exclaimed, "Pumpkin Spice Latte is back!" So in case you did not get the memo, tomorrow you should expect to see orange leaves falling off the trees.

Regardless, it is clear to see that September is quickly approaching and it is only a matter of time before the fuzzy boots, umbrellas, and pumpkin-carving events come around. In order to keep up with the times and stay in style, here are a few major fall tips!

1. Cut your hair

Although it is rather contradictory, the style for summer usually consists of long, wavy, beach hair that can be styled with braids, buns, or let free. The fall, however, is the windy season and having a bob haircut will keep you in style and comfortable!

2. Buy fluffy boots

Depending on where you live, the transition from 90 degree, sunny weather to rain mixed with cold temperatures can be rather drastic and uncomfortable. Do yourself a favor: find the perfect boots that look fashionable yet feel like slippers when you put them on. You will not regret it!

3. Bake cookies

I will find any excuse to whip up a batch of cookies, but the beginning of fall is a pretty good one in and of itself. Whether your favorite kind of cookie is gingersnap, snickerdoodle, or oatmeal raisin, the smell of fresh cookies drifting throughout your house is an irresistible staple that you can enjoy while sipping your hot apple cider (or your Pumpkin Spice Latte).

4. Start buying Halloween candy

I know, it is a little early to be buying the candy you will pass out for "Trick or Treat". Trust me though, when you walk into the store and see bulk sized bags of your favorite candy, you will wish that you had been keeping some in your house the past two months. Treat yourself. Grab that family size bag of candy corn and go ahead and open it. You deserve it.

5. Order a Pumpkin Spice Latte!

You had to have seen this one coming. Pretty self-explanatory. Buy one. Seriously.

I may be speeding up the transition from summer to fall, but it is difficult to be in classes and still be told it is summer. Summer begins to go away as the pressure of homework and exams return.

That being said, fall is still the most exciting season. Holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving seem to put everyone in a great mood, and it certainly gives everyone the opportunity to see the beauty in nature. Even if you do not listen to all these tips, go out and enjoy the autumn experience. Sit in a field of sunflowers, watch as the leaves fall, take a stroll in the rain, and go to the local celebrations. When winter rolls around and freezing temperatures are keeping everyone inside, it will be reassuring to have colorful memories to look back on.

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