Believe it or not, Fall is almost here! This year the Autumn equinox falls on Saturday, September 23rd, and marks the moment when day and night are nearly equal in duration, symbolizing the transition from summer to fall. As the days grow shorter and the air becomes crisp, there's an undeniable feeling of change in the air. At HAPARI, we’re always a little sad to say goodbye to summer, but this year we’re embracing the changes that come with each season. Today’s blog post shares 5 ways to get ready for the fall season—from embracing cozy sweaters to savoring the flavors of autumn. Check out five ways to prepare yourself for the magic of fall.

1. Refreshing your wardrobe for fall

One of the most enjoyable aspects of fall is the opportunity to revamp your wardrobe. Say goodbye to summer's light attire and welcome back cozy sweaters, comfy pants, and boots. Take a few hours to go through your closet, store warm-weather clothing, and rediscover your favorite fall pieces.

Consider adding a few staple items to upgrade your wardrobe for fall. Add an on-trend matching set to your wardrobe, we love this cozy three-piece G4 Set from the new loungewear collection or this comfy two-piece Day Tripper Set. Grab a few staple long sleeve tops and sweaters like this new Mockarena mock turtleneck sweater, the buttery soft Como Cashmere Top, or the Basic Long Sleeve Top.

And, snag a pair of new joggers—we're biased but there's nothing better than the Como Cashmere Joggers—to update your look for the season. Check out the full Loungewear collection for comfortable, cozy, and luxurious pieces to add to your wardrobe. It’s also a great time to pull out your winter coats and seasonal boots to make sure you're prepared for the first snowfall!

Basic Long Sleeve Top

2. Embrace cozy home decor

Just like animals prepare their dens for the cooler winter months to prepare to hibernate, Fall is all about creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home. Start by swapping out lightweight summer bedding for flannel sheets and plush blankets. Decorate your living space with autumn-themed accents like decorative pumpkins, candles in fall scents, and soft throw pillows. These small changes can transform your home into a cozy haven for the colder months ahead.

Woman in a brightly lit room with halloween and pumpkin decorations

3. Indulge in seasonal fruits and vegetables 

Fall is a culinary delight with rich and hearty flavors. Prepare for the season by exploring recipes that feature seasonal fruits and vegetables like pumpkin, apples, and butternut squash. Give your taste buds a treat by whipping up creamy butternut squash soup, apple crisp with a crumbly topping, or a classic pumpkin pie that fills your home with a delightful aroma. Roast root vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, and brussels sprouts with a drizzle of maple syrup or honey for a sweet and savory side dish that compliments any fall meal. Don't forget to indulge in a steaming cup of pumpkin spice latte or apple cider to fully savor the fall flavors. These seasonal beverages offer a comforting embrace that captures the essence of fall, making every sip a delightful reminder of the cozy and flavorful season that surrounds you. So, get ready to tantalize your taste buds with the delicious tastes of autumn.

Aerial shot of a dinner table with fall-inspired meals

4. Plan outdoor adventures and family activities

Before the winter chill sets in, take advantage of the fall weather to enjoy the outdoors. The fall season is a perfect window to go hiking or enjoy an outdoor walk to view the vibrant fall foliage. Plan a family outing to a local farm to enjoy hayrides, and drink apple cider and doughnuts. Select pumpkins at a pumpkin patch or pick apples at a nearby orchard. Organize a family picnic in a nearby park. Exploring nature during fall is not only visually stunning but also a great way to reconnect with the outdoors before winter arrives.

Image of two young girls playing and throwing leaves in the air during fall

5. Fall cleaning and prepping your home for winter

Lastly, the change of season is a perfect time for fall cleaning and to start preparing your home for winter. In fact, fall cleaning can be just as satisfying as spring cleaning. Take some time to declutter your living space by storing or donating items you no longer use. Deep dive into cleaning areas that you typically don’t have time to get to—like walls, floor boards, blinds and ceiling fans. It’s also an important time to address any overdue maintenance tasks in preparation for the coming winter. A well-organized and clean home can contribute to a sense of coziness and tranquility during the fall season.

Woman cleaning her kitchen holding a spray bottle and rag

Getting ready for fall is a delightful experience that involves embracing the changing seasons with open arms. By updating your wardrobe, creating a cozy home atmosphere, savoring seasonal flavors, planning outdoor adventures, and organizing fall cleaning, you can fully immerse yourself in the beauty and warmth of autumn. So, as the leaves start to turn and the air grows crisper, take a moment to appreciate the simple pleasures that this enchanting season has to offer.

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