Even though it’s still hotter than the depths of hell outside and the official start of autumn isn’t until September 22, it’s not stopping people from reveling in their favorite season of the year: fall.
From pumpkin spice lattes to sweaters, Halloween, and colorful fall leaves, basic millennial women (and even a few men) everywhere are rejoicing.
The Transformation Is Upon Us
Much like a butterfly about to emerge from its chrysalis is the yearly tradition of a herd of women transforming into basic white girls ready for autumn.
It’s truly one of the most stunning events nature has to offer us and armed with sweaters, Uggs, and Starbucks, we are ready for another year of cozy, autumnal bliss.
The “-Ber” Months
Between Halloween, Thanksgiving, and gearing up for the holidays, the proclaimed “-ber” months of the calendar are truly special. I myself was born in late October, so you could say when it comes to being obsessed with fall, “maybe she’s born with it.”
Between the fall-scented candle on my coffee table, cinnamon in my baking cabinet, packed-up fall decor, and a Halloween costume in my closet, I and the people below are ready for the best season of all. Bring on the pumpkin spice.
Pumpkin Spice And Everything Nice
Starbucks recently unveiled their new fall menu and it feels like it happens earlier and earlier each year. But for many people, waiting for the official start of autumn is out of the question, and they kick off fall by drinking pumpkin spice lattes in the heat of August.
And for that, we applaud your commitment to this season.
For some people, it doesn’t matter whether the air conditioner is running full blast or that it’s still triple digits outside, temperature is but a mere suggestion.
As soon as the calendar officially hits September, swimsuits and BBQs get traded in for sweaters and scented candles. Your house is going to now smell like apples and cinnamon for the next several months, and guess what? You’re going to like it.
There’s nothing more comforting than being enveloped by a thick, cozy sweater to keep you warm on a chilly fall day, and stepping on a colorful and crunchy leaf tells us once again, “It’s time.”
Far away from the sweltering heat of summer and the frostbitten air of winter, our assortment of stylish sweaters, hats, boots, and scarves proves it’s the most fashionable time of year.
Autumn, In Meme Form
If there’s one thing millennials might be forever known for—aside from not being able to afford homes because we spend all our money on avocado toast (no really, some guy actually said this)—it will be that we are the generation of memes.
Social media is currently full of memes that depict our generation’s love of autumn. Is there anything better than the colors of fall? I don’t think so.
The Utmost Dedication
Speaking of fall colors and according to Reddit, the company Hampton Lumber created this design by planting a mix of Douglas fir and larch trees during reforestation back in 2011.
Every fall, these specific trees change color revealing a giant orange smiley face. Now if that’s not dedication to the season of fall, I don’t know what is.
Pumpkin Spice Everything
From the Backstreet Boys to NSYNC, the ’90s and 2000s were truly a time for music, and no girl group was more popular than the Spice Girls.
While everyone had their favorite member of the Spice Girls, did you know that there was a sixth member of the girl group called “Pumpkin Spice”? Okay, I definitely made that up, but after seeing this tweet doesn’t it seem like something that could totally be true?
There’s no denying that October is the best month (and as someone who was born in October I’m certainly not biased). But as soon as the calendar changes from September 30 to October 1, our spooky sides come out and it’s a months-long Halloween extravaganza.
Scary stuff, pumpkin patches, white girl Starbucks drinks, trick-or-treating, and Halloween costumes? Sorry, 11 other terrible months, October’s got you beat.
All Hail Spooky Season
It’s not just autumn leaves and pumpkin spice lattes that signify the beginning of fall, but it’s also people’s love of Halloween. And nothing kicks off the spooky season quite like the opening of your local Spirit Halloween store.
In case you need costume ideas, what’s more gangster than a skeleton playing music by using his own femur?
Mark This Day On Your Calendar
With Spirit Halloween in mind, it’s never too early to begin planning out a winning Halloween costume. Whether you want to impress people at a party, win a costume contest, or just get into the Halloween spirit, choosing the right costume takes time and careful execution.
So if “go to the costume store” isn’t already marked on your October 2021 calendar, then you’ve just offended the gods of Halloween. May your trick-or-treat bags forever be filled with candy corn and raisins.
Goodbye, Hot Girl Summer
Has the phrase “Hot Girl Summer” been getting you down all summer? Well, if you’ve been having a “Hot Potato Summer” as I have, get ready to say “goodbye” to bikini bodies, margaritas, and suntans, because fall is nearly here!
As this very legitimate-looking tweet says, it’s FDA-approved, you guys.
Sweating From Places You Didn’t Know You Could
You know it’s been a hot summer when you feel like you have to take a vacation to hell just to cool down a bit, and this summer has definitely been a toasty one.
But with the promise of fall also comes the promise of cooler weather, so for another year, so long, humidity-ruined hair and underboob sweat!
It’s A Beautiful Day For Apple Picking
That’s the spirit, Paul Sr.! Don’t let anyone crush your pumpkin-spice-drinking, scarf-wearing, apple-picking dreams!
It’s not just the aroma of pumpkin spice that people love, but also the smell of cinnamon and apples. Nothing signifies fall quite like a vast orchard filled with dozens of varieties of fresh apples, ready to be plucked right off the branch. Boozy apple cider and apple cookies are healthy because they contain apples, right?
Let’s Get Lost In A Pumpkin Patch
Whether going with a significant other or solo, Twitter is full of people who not only say that they’re going apple picking this year, but also that visiting a pumpkin patch is on the top of this year’s must-do autumn list.
Because if you don’t participate in elaborate photoshoots of yourself in a pumpkin patch, can you really call yourself obsessed with fall?
The Autumnal Classics
It’s not just food and decor that autumn is known for, but also its pop culture classics. People are ready to curl up under the blankets, sip a mug of hot apple cider, and watch beloved movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus.
Don’t believe me? You know exactly what film this meme is referring to, and you didn’t read the lyrics, you sang them.
Fall, You’ve Knitted Your Way Into My Heart
Speaking of fall fashion, there’s a saying that if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, and that’s exactly what this one Redditor did.
It’s not autumn without fun and practical accessories to complete one’s cozy outfit, so with some orange yarn in hand, this person knitted their own colorful scarf just in time for fall.
Autumn Is In The Air
It’s true dedication and craftsmanship to be able to DIY your own home fall decor, as this Redditor who recently shared the homemade fall-scented candles they made from scratch.
Instead, I just give Bath & Body Works all my money. Like a chump.
One of the hallmarks of autumn, and especially of Halloween, is the much-loved trip to a haunted house.
Between the ghoulish decorations, elaborate costumes, terrifying screams, and mini heart attacks, people who love going to haunted houses are a special breed, but because of their dedication to fall, we salute them.
Spend It With Those You Love
From Starbucks to sweaters, Thanksgiving, and colorful landscapes, perhaps the best part of this magical time of year is getting to celebrate it with the people (and pets) who you love.