(BPT) - As the long summer days come to an end, your time outdoors sadly begins to disappear. There might not be any more beach days or vacations for a while, but that doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to summer completely. You can still incorporate elements of summer into your routine, even if the weather is cooler. To help smooth over your seasonal transition, here are some ways to feel the summer love all year long.
Make a photo collage
Preserve your memories forever in a photo collage or album of all your best summer memories and keep it at home or work. Whenever you start to get the cool weather blues, you can look at your pictures to lift your spirits. Websites like Snapfish and Shutterfly let you create your own customized photo book that will be a great conversation starter to leave on your coffee table or desk.
Have a refreshing beverage
Don't put away the spritzers and icy lemonades just yet. Tasty and refreshing beverages are the best way to celebrate the spirit of summer year-round. Throw some cans of Barefoot Refresh Spritzers into the fridge for a reminder of summertime when you need it the most. Defy the changing season by enjoying them with friends and your favorite summer snacks.
Make a point to be social
Lower temperatures often have a way of turning people into homebodies, but don't let that happen to you. You might not be able to have a barbecue at the beach, but there are plenty of activities to enjoy. Make plans with friends to get out of the house and you'll feel like summer never left.
Dress in layers
During the summer, your go-to style is often sleeveless tops and shorts to beat the heat. But the weather is unpredictable in the fall. One day could be steaming hot and the next could be rainy and chilly. Dressing in layers ensures you'll be comfortable whether you're freezing in the office air conditioning or roasting in the heat of lingering summer days.
Ditch seasonal fashion rules
Think you can't wear white after Labor Day? Not anymore. Throw traditional fashion rules out the window and rock whatever fashions you want. Mix your summer wardrobe in when you wear shorts with tights, but don't go overboard. If it's warm enough for shorts, don't add a puffy jacket.
Have something to look forward to
Plan a trip or event for later in the year so that you can look forward to some fun with family or friends. This could be a weekend getaway or a day trip adventure! You won't feel the need to tearfully say goodbye to summer when fall brings just as many good times.
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