I love autumn, I really do. I’m all about cosy nights and chunky knitwear, plus it’s my birthday season and this year is our wedding, so to me, autumn is the most wonderful time of the year. 

I also love how autumnal everyone’s posts become, and how Instagram slowly transitions into reds, golds and oranges, it’s so beautiful! I’ve definitely noticed a few autumn blogging trends coming through, so I thought I’d write a post on how to be the perfect autumn blogger…

1: Order faux leaves. I actually bought mine for wedding decorations before realising how perfect they are for flatlays. Jemma even sent me a link for autumn leaf fairy lights…and I may have bought five boxes of them.

2: Change your Twitter name. Something seasonal, preferably spooky – I’ve gone for Helloween, I’ve seen so many brilliant and creative ones! Also add a cute leaf or pumpkin emoji after your name 🍂🎃👻🍁

3: Take the “feet in leaves” shot. A classic. Find the biggest pile of beautiful, crunchy leaves, jump in and take a photo of whatever cute autumn boots you’re wearing. Mine was to show off my Harry Potter leggings as I don’t actually own any cute autumn boots…

4: Find conkers. Another classic Instagram shot – ideally get someone else to take this looking down on your hands while you hold a load of conkers, preferably while you’re wearing a cosy chunky knitted top.

5: Visit a pumpkin patch. I didn’t even know this was a thing until photos started popping up on my Instagram. I obviously googled, but South London doesn’t seem to be big on pumpkin patches, so I’ve not managed this one. I did however sit Dougie in a pile of leaves for the perfect autumn shot. He didn’t love it as much as I hoped he would… I also bought a couple of munchkin pumpkins on my weekly shop, so that counts, right? I can use them in flatlays even if I didn’t pick them myself.

6: Bring out the knitwear. Gone are the summer days of off-shoulder tops, and I for one am grateful, they never looked quite right on me. Finally, we can bring out the mustard yellow cardigans and the cosy knitted jumpers.

7: Drink all the hot drinks. I have a confession: I hate coffee. I have never tried a Pumpkin Spiced Latte, and I’m okay with that. I do however love a hot chocolate, and drink tea by the gallon, so I’m all about the pretty mugs (obviously ones that look good in a flatlay) and the marshmallow toppings and seasonal flavours.

What’s your favourite thing about autumn? Have you done any of these this year? 🍂🎃