Review & Giveaway: When Does Autumn Start? John Lewis Giveaway

Review & Giveaway: When Does Autumn Start? John Lewis Giveaway

It’s almost Autumn and with the sudden change in the weather it pays to be prepared. Officially Autumn doesn’t begin until 23rd September, but you can almost guarantee it’ll be sweater weather before then.  But officially when does Autumn start? There are two ways of determining when autumn starts. It depends on whether you are referring to the astronomical or meteorological seasons. The astronomical dates of autumn are based on the Earth’s changing position in accordance to the sun. It is determined based on the 23.5 degree tilt of the Earth during its rotational axis. This way of classifying seasons takes into account equinoxes and solstices. An equinox is when the length of the day and night are equal. Solstices are midway between these, when the sun is at its highest and lowest in the sky at mid-day.

In contrast, the meteorological calendar simply splits the calendar into four seasons, made up of three months each.

This method, commonly used by the Met Office, means autumn is defined as the months September, October, November. The other seasons are defined as Spring (March, April and May), Summer (June, July and August) and Winter (December, January and February). As a result, this means, according to the meteorological season, autumn starts on September 1 and ends on November 30. Which is how I commonly tend to think of it.

For those who follow the astronomical calendar, there are a few more weeks until autumn starts.

While, For the northern hemisphere, autumn starts on September 23, the same day as the Autumnal Equinox. Summer ends on September 22, and autumn takes over. While, On this date, night and day are nearly the same length at all latitudes. From then, as the calendar moved towards winter, the days will get shorter and the nights will get longer.

Here are our new Autumn favourites that you can grab at John Lewis right now. Plus we’re giving away a £50 John Lewis e-gift card, so that you can grab some new season staples for your Fall wardrobe for when does Autumn start. You can enter the competition at the bottom of this page. So, if you’re looking for simple and stylish without being mumsy, look no further than John Lewis. Another new season brings a fresh, new collection. For women looking for new season fashion that’s as practical as it is stylish, the hunt is over. From lightweight, versatile clothes for holidays and outerwear that’s designed to see off a shower in style or to add the finishing touch to an outfit to tops, tees, trousers, dresses and jeans too.

White Stuff Lewis Jeans, Dark Denim £49.95

These heavyweight jeans by White Stuff in a loose boyfriend fit, are cut flatteringly at the ankle allowing you to show off your favourite kicks.

With two front side and two large back pockets, they’re as functional as they are fashionable. Their high cotton composition ensures your comfort while guaranteeing stylish durability.

Excellent for city walks, tuck in an oversized t-shirt and your favourite trainers for sleek, off-duty style.


AND/OR Mara Leather Bucket Bag, Red £49.00

Channel bohemian chic with this Mara bag from AND/OR.  Made from supple leather and embellished with studs in a diamond shaped pattern, the bag secures with a top zip fastening and opens to a well organised interior with slip and zipped pockets.


Fat Face Lizzie Cardigan, Navy £45.00

Snuggle up in this classic and versatile Lizzie Cardigan from Fat Face which is made from a wool-rich fabrication with just a hint of cashmere for a soft and luxurious finish.


Studio 8 Vanessa Oversized Top, Laurel £39.00

Invest in a timeless classic with the Vanessa Oversized Top from Studio 8.

This stylish top is cut in a modern oversized shape and is finished with a flattering ellipse hemline and V-neckline. An effortless outfit builder that can be worn for work or play.


Numph Evella T-Shirt, Caviar £35.00

Modernise your casual collection with this Evella T-Shirt from Numph. The silky smooth fabric ensures a comfortable feel, with the twist detailing on the front livening up a plain tee. Pair with jeans or trousers for a cosy, chic look.


Oasis Charlotte Check Knit A-Line Skirt, Black/White £35.00

If cosy and classy is the order of the day, you can’t get any better than this adorable knitted skirt! Complete with classic checks and a mini length, it’s guaranteed to bring a dose of chic to the everyday.


Oasis Mila Rib Wrap Jumper, Cobalt Blue £35.00

Refresh your knit collection with the elegant Mila Rib Jumper from Oasis.

Knitted from soft fabric blend, this fine knit jumper has a ribbed texture that hugs to the contours of your body for a flattering finish. Featuring long sleeves and an alluring wrap v-neckline, it’s ideal for showing off your favourite necklace.

Pair with simple tailored trousers or skirts for a smart and polished look and add statement jewellery for those evening drinks you’ve got planned.

So if you fancy winning this giveaway and getting your hands on a John Lewis e-Gift Card to treat yourself or someone special. Just enter via the Rafflecopter below, good luck!


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