The transition between summer and fall always feels the least dramatic, but the most anticipated. Perhaps it’s the ghost memory of the school calendar, or just being tired of the hot and muggy days of summer, but come September 1st, I’m ready. Apple picking, hiking through blazing orange fall foliage… autumn feels like such a short season, but it’s one I always look forward to. Summer, however, has a different idea, and will be sticking around for a few more weeks, but, if you’re like me and just ready for something new, there are a few ways you can make fall come a little early.
Mix in metallic: Bring in a metallic shade of nail polish to your manicure, like gold, or add in a dark berry or oxblood hue. These colors will be permeating our closets come fall, but for now a darker manicure can give the feeling of the season while it’s still hot outside.
Warm your space with candles: Bring a soft glow into your home in the evening by lighting a few beeswax candles or burning warmly-scented incense or palo santo. The flicker of candle light evokes the chilly nights ahead without adding any unnecessary warmth to your space, and the cozy scent will transport your mind to cooler days.
Treat your skin: This time of year is transitional for our skin as well, make sure you’re staying hydrated by using an oil moisturizer on your skin and hair. Try changing up your go-to perfume as well – a warm scent like patchouli or amber will stay with you throughout the day.
Celebrate what’s in season: Squash, apples, dark leafy greens…farmer’s markets are bursting with a new variety of produce, so make a resolution to try it all! These warming fruits and vegetables are incredibly healthy and surprisingly versatile – try making a squash and apple soup, or roast up a variety to put on top of a fresh salad.
Try a darker shade: A darker lip or smokey eye can still feel fresh this time of year and is an easy way to bring in the colors of the season without wearing a sweater. The key to making these looks work for late summer? Wear them one at a time. Try a matte red lip with just some mascara, or a smokey eye with a fresh face – for more ideas check out our Cat Eye tutorial!
How are you bringing the feeling of fall into your routine? Be sure to share in the comments!
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