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Fall is upon us, and if you’re like me that means that it’s Gilmore Girls season. The widely popular seven-season series follows a mother-daughter duo, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore (played by Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel) who are the definition of a close bond. If you haven’t seen it, then this September is the perfect time to start, and here’s why.

While some may think that fall is simply a season of weather like the others, I feel that there is a certain aesthetic to this time that is unmatched throughout the year. When I think of fall, I think of the initial buzz of going back to school, warm lattes, the changing leaves, and overall coziness. Though fall doesn’t officially start until the end of September, many Gilmore Girls fans have already begun their fall rewatch. 

This may be because the start of school is what kicks off the show, as Rory transfers to Chilton in episode two; “The Lorelais’ First Day at Chilton.” You catch on quickly that Rory is an academia girl through and through, and she personally motivates me to care about my schoolwork. Whenever school becomes overwhelming, or I just need that extra push to study for a test, I ask myself; What would Rory Gilmore Do? When she is not studying for a test or reading for pleasure, she is being pursued by a dreamy boy. This leads me to my next point of why I love Gilmore Girls in the fall; the fantasy of falling in love in fall. Falling in love makes me think of fall because of the carnival dates, matching Halloween costumes, hay bale mazes, and any other perfect date you can think of. In the very first episode, we meet Dean (played by Jared Padalecki), with his big leather jacket and sweater, and of course only eyes for the one and only Rory Gilmore. Though not every Gilmore Girls fan calls themselves ‘Team Dean’ (myself included, I am a Logan girlie through and through), you can’t deny that Dean is dreamy and seemingly perfect when he pursues Rory. Rory Gilmore is the ultimate fall it-girl, with her perfect fall boyfriend, coffee addiction, and the best fall wardrobe. (I mean who can forget the infamous white, chunky, cable-knit sweater that she debuts in the very first episode that gives us all the fall fashion inspo we need.)

The energy of Gilmore Girls set characters screams comfort watch. The simplicity of Lorelai and Rory living in Stars Hollow, where everyone feels like family to each other has energy that gives that perfect Thanksgiving. The hominess of the minor characters in the series seals the idea of the cozy and comforting idea of Thanksgiving, for starters lovable duo Babette and Morey. While they may make few appearances throughout the entire series, they are the epitome of meant-to-be and remind you of your crazy aunt and uncle. Other amazing characters that make you think of the perfect, crazy family reunion include Miss Patty (the town gossip who can never get enough) and Kirk (who gives the cousin that you can never seem to understand what is going on in their head). Luke Danes is of course the grumpy grandpa who hates everything (except Lorelai Gilmore). These characters come together to form an odd sense of community, and watching them interact makes me feel like I am at home.

I can’t talk about why Gilmore Girls in the Fall is perfect without recognizing the Pinterest-worthy outfits that range from cute-casual to all the business casual inspo you need. The fantasy town of Stars Hollow is set in Connecticut, which allows for fall fashion to be at its peak. If you’re ever in need of business casual attire inspo, but still want to maintain a sense of fashion, Lorelai Gilmore is your saving grace. With the perfect pencil skirt and blazer collection, I know who I want to be when I grow up. When Lorelai isn’t in work attire, and Rory is out of her Chilton uniform, they pull out the perfect jean jackets and spunky graphic tees.

All this to say, if you haven’t seen this series, it’s time to hop on Netflix and give it a try. Happy watching!

Ella is a first year majoring in journalism. She loves reading and writing about entertainment, experiences, and style. In her free time, she enjoys reading and watching rom-coms, crafting Spotify playlists, and baking Pinterest inspired recipes.