Comfy Clothing

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I can’t decide if people who wear pyjamas in public have given up on life or are living it to the fullest.

When it comes to fashion hygge is all about keeping it casual, matching the casual tone and atmosphere that’s hygge signature.

The Danes have turned it into an art form to dress casual but looking stylish at the same time. Whether you’re a total homebody or love to get out of the house, make sure you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing. Is it snuggly socks, furry boots, chunky jumpers, oversized tees? After a busy day outside the home, slipping into your favourite home outfit is a great way to leave the hustle and bustle behind you. Comfy clothing helps you get into lower gear and unwind instantly. Look at your wardrobe and find out what it takes to make it really work for you.

#1 – general tips

If you want to dress hygge-style, it’s all about comfort. Go for natural, soft, warm and sturdy materials like wool and leather. Buy a size up for an oversized, loose fit. Don’t wear make up or style your hair, ‘au naturel’ is the motto here. Become a wardrobe minimalist and create a capsule wardrobe.

comfy clothing: jeans, shirt, belt and jacket on a rack

#2 – go Danish

Dress like a Dane (from: The Little Book of Hygge). Wear scarfs. The bigger the better, winter or summer. Choose bulky wool sweaters, jumpers and cardigans on top of a legging or skinny jeans. Dress in layers and always bring another cardigan. Being cold is not hygge. Don’t mind the hair. Just wake up and go. Or put it in a bun. Get inspired by the iconic Sarah Lund jumper.

comfy clothing: woman with a white knitted jumper and a pink scarf with black stripes

#3 – weather

Ever heard of the saying ‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing?’ Take a look outside and dress accordingly. If you’re properly dressed, even the worst weather is not so bad. And think of that hot shower when you get home. When it’s cold, wear mittens, a scarf and/or a hat. When it’s wet, use a raincoat or an umbrella. When it’s snowing, wear (snow)boots.

comfy clothing: girl in raincoat with an umbrella looking up at the rainy sky and smiling

#4 – start tidying

Use your wardrobe as a start of decluttering your home. According to tidying guru Marie Kondo, your clothing is the perfect place to start if you want to get rid of all the clutter in your home. Only keep what you love, everything else needs to go.

comfy clothing: closet with stacks of clothing that need to be tidied up

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    Characteristics of a Hygge Spot

    We realize that the definition of a hygge place may vary slightly from person to person. However, as a guideline we use the following characteristics that are generally considered hygge.

    Basic lighting
    Basic lighting is the light you turn on when you enter the space. The light spreads evenly and doesn’t create too much effect or contrast. Think ceiling lamps, hanging lamps and build-in spots.

    Atmospheric lighting
    Atmospheric lighting is for creating…atmosphere. It’s a soft, indirect light that spreads throughout the space. This is called diffused light. Use different heights of atmospheric lighting for optimal results, for example table lamps, floor lamps and wall lamps.

    Functional lighting
    Functional lighting is focused light that enables you to see what you’re doing. It’s the light above your dinner table, the reading lamp next to your lazy chair and the spots above your kitchen sink.

    Accent lighting
    Accent lighting is used to single out a specific object or place and focus attention on it. This could be a painting or an architectonic detail.

    Decorative lighting
    Decorative lighting is about the esthetics of the armature itself. Lighting the space is not its purpose; it’s just there for the effect. Most of these light sources have little light output and stand out because of their appearance. Fireplaces and candles are also decorative lighting.

    Hygge is the art of creating warmth, coziness and contentment in any given moment.

    Hygge Hytte  means 'cozy cottage', a place where you can unwind and recharge.