A Guide to Preparing for Fall
Fall is around the corner! In this blog post, Olivia + Laura are sharing what they're doing to prepare for the season ahead.
Welcome to the second day of autumn!
Fall is a tricky season because it means the days are shorter and the weather is cooler. But, it is also the beginning of fall fashion, pumpkin spice lattes and not sweating through your clothes. Unfortunately, we cannot change the weather, so we might as well embrace it. Here are some things we recommend doing to get toasty-girl-autumn ready.
Switch Out Clothes
In past blog posts, we've suggested switching out clothes every two seasons, and this is your sign to bring back your fall clothing. The switch from summer to autumn happens quickly. So, your tank tops and shorts are probably at the forefront of your drawers while your thicker clothing is tucked away at the back of a closet or in a box. Use last week's blog post (How To Layer for Late Summer) to see how to transition your clothes into fall)
Get ready for fall by reorganizing your closet, creating a capsule wardrobe and parting with the clothes that no longer serve you.
Taking care of yourself is an often neglected step with the change of seasons. The four things we would recommend doing are getting a facial, switching up your skincare, a hair treatment and a new set of nails.
The weather is colder in the fall so remember to prep your skin and hair with hydrating products. As for the nails, who doesn't love a fall nail colour manicure? (you may even see some fall nail Inso in the O+L future)
Create a Routine
Fall is the beginning of back to school, work and life, for most people. During this time, we are usually readjusting to the hustle and bustle of normal life and may feel out of whack. That is why it is important to create a routine and follow it.
Here are some things to consider adding to your routine:
The weeks are busy, prepare and plan your meals ahead of time to feel organized and avoid ordering Uber Eats.
Working our releases serotonin, and as seasonal depression comes along, we need that happy hormone. Try to allocate some time in your week to get your blood flowing!
Whether you live with your parents, a roommate or alone, there is always something to clean up. Make time in the week to pick up after yourself. A clean environment really does wonders.
Make time for the people that matter! Pre-plan a day each week or month to see your friends, family and significant others. A coffee date goes a long way.
Do a Fall Activity
What better way to mark the changing of seasons than with a trip to an apple orchard! Apple picking season began in early September and ends as late as early November - depending on the orchard. Some orchards to pick apples around Montreal this fall include Quinn Farm, Labonté de la Pomme, Verger Gibouleau and so many more! Our favourite part of apple picking is eating apple crumble or apple pie afterwards!
Just like apple picking, visting a pumpkin patch is the ultimate fall activity and so fitting with Halloween around the corner. A pumkpin patch is the cutest spot to pick pumpkins with friends and shoot some fall content. Wrap up your day at the pumpkin patch with a pumpkin carving night — it is tradition for the girls!
Road Trip to Anywhere
Fall is truly the best time for a road trip to anywhere. It is the perfect way to see the best views with all the fall leaves changing colours. We suggest taking a day trip to Saint Sauveur or Mont Tremblant for a gorgeous drive out of the city. Combine this fall activity with another to get the best of both worlds!
If driving isn't your thing, a fall hike is another amazing way to see the colourful fall leaves. Hike up Mount Royal or visit your local nature park for a relaxing walk through nature. The best time to enjoy the crisp fall weather before the snow comes, take advantage!
Gardens of Light
Every year, the Botanical Gardens in Montreal hosts the Gardens of Light event where all three cultural gardens of the Botanical Garden — the Chinese Garden, the First Nations Garden and the Japanese Garden — are illuminated with light. The event runs every day and night until October 31st so don't miss out on this amazing experience!
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See you then!