Today is perhaps one of the most bittersweet holidays of the year. While we enjoy one extra day of carefree leisure, it's hard to ignore the turning of the season. I haven't really consciously thought about Fall all too much - at least not yet. I was so focused on chasing the sun at every chance I got, these past few months. But yesterday, I caught myself eating my favorite fall snack of popcorn and hot chocolate while perusing the outwear sections of my most beloved websites. That's when I realized that Fall has unmistakably seeped into my thoughts.
While there's a tinge of mourning over the summer that is soon to become nothing but the latest memory, there is also the excitement of everything that Fall brings. Favorite cold-weather foods, steam on your breath from your first sip of a hot morning coffee, and the cozy feeling you get when you breathe in crisp air while a new coat keeps the rest of you warm. New fabrics that are old friends, such ass tweed, suede, shearling, cashmere, and a bevy of knits, reinterpreted for the season. The thrill of planning picking out a few more pieces to add to your staples.
So while I'm off to enjoy the sun one more day, I am also preparing myself to welcome the shift Autumn and everything it brings. What are you most excited for with the turning of the season?
Photos by Elsa Kawai