People adjust from summer to fall

Golden leaves fall from a Maple tree in Dalton, N.H., on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999. As Fall foliage season in northern New Hampshire retreats, colder than normal temperatures have arrived in the region.(AP Photo/Jon-Pierre Lasseigne)

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Golden leaves fall from a Maple tree in Dalton, N.H., on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999. As Fall foliage season in northern New Hampshire retreats, colder than normal temperatures have arrived in the region.(AP Photo/Jon-Pierre Lasseigne)

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As summer slips away, fall is coming fast. Fall began Sept. 23 which means the temperatures start to drop, the days get shorter and a person’s routine begins to change.

“Adapting to the changes around us is important to have a balanced lifestyle,” Lauren H ’22 said.

Going to bed at night, waking up in the morning and meal schedules all need to fall around the same time each day. This provides a sense of consistency during the time of transition, and allows people to adapt to the change effectively.  

Change in weather brings change in wardrobe. A change in wardrobe does not mean to purchase all new clothes; instead, it means to style warm weather clothes, in order to be wearable in colder weather.

“Summer clothes can easily be repurposed and worn all year round by simply adding layers,” Helena R. ’21 said.

Short sleeve shirts can be paired with a cardigan or jean jacket, and spaghetti strap dresses can be paired with a fitted long sleeve shirt to transform into a warmer outfit. 

“Sweater weather is the motto of fall, and means wearing leggings and sweatshirts will become the social normal,” Dani S. ‘22 said.

Shoe wise, there are multiple ways to keep up with the shift in temperature. Any closed toe shoe such as Vans can be worn all year round, and sandals can be interchanged with boots to dress up an outfit. 

Easy as these changes to the wardrobe can be, the organization process can be difficult. Rather than a closet full of clothes for all four seasons, keep only current season clothes in the closet, and put the out of season clothes in storage.

“Bring all your fall clothes front and center. Move the summer clothes to the top shelves, behind the door or in the less convenient spots. If your closet is not big enough to find other spots to store out of season items: in bins, under your bed, in a closet not being used or in a basement storage room,” professional organizer Lorri Morris said.

Saying goodbye to the beach and days at the pool can be a pain, as these activities are now a full year away. Although, like summer, fall is full of traditional activities for friends and families to do.

The ideal fall day can be spent at a pumpkin patch, look for pumpkins to carve or wander through corn mazes and haunted houses. It could also be spent at an apple orchard, on a hayride, and weekends are full of football games, tailgates and cookouts.

Summer calls for light, cold foods whereas fall calls for warm, cooked foods. Lemonade stands are kept away and replaced with apple cider and candy corn. Dinner and lunch consists of chili and soup, followed by apple or pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream for dessert.

Scorching hot summer days turn into crisp days full of sun, and these changes bring people together, allow them to enjoy each others company and embrace the spirit of fall.