"Layering is the key for spring months. During the colder weather you can add layers and when it is warmer, you can remove them. Bring an umbrella to protect yourself from the rain. And a scarf may brighten up your outfit with a subtle hint of color." ~ TravelFashionGirl.com
If layering is still important right now for you, then you want to keep your cardigans handy but you can probably put your lovely fair isle sweaters away. Keep one in the closet just in case, though, if your area weather occasionally surprises you.
So when asking about how to hygge a spring wardrobe, the primary consideration is how to bring all that cozy winter comfort into the gradually increasing warmth of spring.
How can we be cozy when we no longer need sweaters or coats or mittens or fuzzy socks?
The hygge goal: to be comfy & cozy enough in whatever you wear that you could wear them at home while drinking a cup of tea and reading a book. So I suggest knitwear.
Create a small knitwear capsule using cardigans, button-down sweaters or knit jackets you have already as a base so that on colder days, they can easily be drafted into use with the warmer pieces of your capsule. If your budget is small, choose 1-2 cardigans (etc.), find 2-3 light knit pairs of pants or leggings and add 2-3 tops.
Would that work for you? You also could add accessories, like a scarf or other jewelry, to tie it all together.
And today, might I suggest the wearing of the green? Happy St. Patrick's Day! :)
See you next time!
"Crackling wood in a fiery hearth paired with a hot cup of tea, a knit blanket, and a gathering of good friends. Sounds like the final scene in a Christmas movie, right? The Danes insist that hygge is a way to live all year long, but most of the elements and images that are associated with the movement seem pretty wintry to us. So we’ve put together this guide to embracing a hygge life even when the sun is shining bright." ~ Laurel & Wolf
In the article I quoted above, Sarah Beaumont suggests several ways to practice hygge in the spring that I think are great ideas. One is deep spring cleaning and to that I would add, decluttering. In the midst of winter, things can pile up with no one caring enough to do much about it.
But during the transition to spring, it's important to lighten up. Fabrics, color, and the load of "don't needs" that has accumulated. The feeling of lightness that will result will reward you many times over and feel good every time you are in the decluttered area.
So, that's the unlovely part of creating a hyggelig spring, but below are a couple of fun ideas you may want to do this month and next, and can take into summer as well.
Have a Weekly Cozy Reading Night
Though Lauren seems to only do one cozy reading night a month, I think weekly would be more fun. Go to your hyggekrog (your go-to hygge comfort room or spot) & settle in with a pot of tea, and a great book to read.
Or you could choose more than one. A novel you've started already, a magazine you've been meaning to get to or anything you've wanted to read without interruption.
Light a candle, play some delightful music and have a great evening!
Have a Weekly Cozy Movie Night
Might I suggest Jane Austen? I love those movies and can watch them again and again. You can enjoy it alone or invite your friends to join you.
Happy, hygge spring!