"Hygge is all about comfort, so whatever fabrics are cozy to you will work," say Meik Wiking, author of The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living. "But remember, Danes like sleek, minimalistic fashion, so you can be comfy but not sloppy." ~ MindBodyGreen
Creating a hygge comfort capsule for winter means, at the very least, that you don't get cold but instead are enveloped in warmth. But hygge style goes beyond that to create maximum comfort with each outfit.
Take a moment to think about what's in your closet right now. If you wanted to created an outfit that would feel like a hug, could you do it with what you have right now?
If not, I challenge you to find a way to create at least one. For when you need it. Even if you don't have winter blues, I encourage you to plan for one.
But if you do have winter blues or seasonal affective disorder, this is another way you can nurture yourself during the winter. Another way to add comfort.
One symptom I have often had as a decades-long winter sufferer is difficulty getting up in the morning. And everything took longer in the "getting ready" process.
Does that happen to you, too? I wonder if it would help to look forward to putting on something that would feel wonderful all day.
Check out my hygge style pinboard for more comfy, cozy winter outfit ideas.
See you next time!
"Style inspiration comes by the way of Scandi-chic Danish blogger Isabella Thordsen. Her penchant for fluffy knits, loose cotton tees and minimalistic jewellery make a perfect example of elevated indoor dressing. To get the look, jersey or knitted track pants are simple and affordable essentials, though the Allude cashmere iteration, new to Net-a-Porter, makes for a über indulgent way to wear this trend. Next stop: a slouchy sweater." ~ Who What Wear
I love Siren!! It seemed to call to me as soon as I saw it. And I love to sing!
When I was younger, I sang in the school chorus, took voice lessons & was sure I'd be the next great nightclub singer. Instead, I went to college and became a therapist, but I still love to sing. :)
When you choose a type (like Seer), you get to play with all of its subtypes, and Siren inspired quite a few wrap tops with ruching! The theme of the Siren wardrobe is the waves of the sea.
So this subtype is a fun one to play with, but there is one that I love even more. It is very hygge in its style...
Banshee feels even more like home to me! Even in a spiritual sense, its connection to Irish faeries and the Tuatha de Danaan speaks to me.
"The Irish Banshee is a solitary fairy who is thought to be much larger than the Hawthorne tree loving fairies of the Irish backyard. The Banshee is a lonely Sidhe and in Irish lore believes that she has one particular human family that each is attached to. Her wails foretell of death in that family, but it is not your family Sidhe that is coming for you; she is simply mourning the passing of your family member with you." ~ Irish Faeries
And what the Banshee wears is so cozy!!
I just participated recently in a ten-day Fantastical Beauty challenge. Here is her blog post describing this autumn challenge (her plan is one each season, she's said).
I chose the Banshee subtype as my type for the ten days, so if you want to see more possibilities for this Seer subtype, just click on the category "#klm10" or "banshee subtype" on the right side of this blog.
And check out my collage below. Also, if you haven't listened to the video yet, you can here her description there.
What do you think? Was there a subtype you like more than the others? Or another one she mentioned in the video that calls to you?
See you next time!