Autumn Approaching

By Gracie Alvarez

Autumn is approaching fast! The first day of fall is only a couple weeks away. The first (official) day that you can buy fall-themed drinks, light your autumn candles, and buy some shiny orange pumpkins for decorating/carving is Thursday, September 22nd. September 22nd is the first day of fall because it marks the date of the Autumnal Equinox, according to the astronomical calendar.  This year, the sun will cross perfectly over the celestial equinox at 9:21 A.M. However, if September 22nd seems too far away, you can choose to ignore the astronomical first day of fall and instead align your life with the meteorological first day of fall—September 1st!

Here’s a quick run-down of what we can look forward to/get excited for!

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes are officially being sold on September 1st for gold-members! For non-members, they will be available beginning September 7th. We can also look forward to the return of Salted Caramel Mochas and Caramel Apple Spice drinks. As far as pastries go, iced pumpkin scones, cream cheese pumpkin muffins, and fall-themed sugar cookies are coming to stores soon!

Bath and Body Works has already started selling some of their autumn scented candles! Some of our favorites include Crisp Morning Air, Cider Lane, Caramel Pumpkin Swirl, Autumn Sky and Heirloom Apple.

As far as fashion goes, Bomber Jackets are becoming super popular right now. Of course, turtlenecks, plaids, and cozy knit sweaters are staples we can always count on. Dusty pastel colors were featured in New York Fashion Week for fall fashion as well!Processed with VSCO with m5 preset

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