Tuesday 17 December 2019

How To Hygge - Clothing

Welcome to part three of How To Hygge.

Today I'm going to share some tips on how you can dress more 'hyggelig'.

If you would like a quick introduction as to what hygge is you can read up on it here!

So the concept of hygge is very much comfort-based so you can really incorporate that into your wardrobe!

It's all about comfort, cosiness and casual dressing.

Oversized clothing

I don't know about you but I live for clothing that is oversized. Not because I feel like I look better in it. But I just FEEL better in it! I'm cosy, I'm warm and I feel protected. I love stealing my boyfriends jumpers, and my dressing gown (which I'm in majority of the time) is a mens XXL. It hangs off me but my gosh it's warm. Very hygge!


Fairisle is a very hyggelig pattern. When I see fairisle jumpers I think of ski resorts and Christmas. Both of which are a comforting thought. Fairisle jumpers are almost always knitted and knitted goods are the most hygge!! As is knitting itself!

Bulky on top

A very danish way of dressing is to have the bulk of your outfit on top. So maybe a top, with a jumper, with a scarf, all chunky! and then simply leggings on the bottom with some cute ankle boots. It's a very stereotypical cosy outfit!

Cosy socks

This is probably one of my favourite and most applied hygge trends. I live in cosy socks. It's the first thing I put on when I get home from being outside. It's a fail-safe gift for me every Christmas!

Nothing better than the feel of cosy tootsies! (if you can find some fairisle ones you're basically winning at the hygge style stakes).


Layers, layers layers! The more the better. Although this seems very similar to bulky on top, it doesn't always have to be bulky. Sometimes just from an aesthetic point of view, thinner layers but plenty is very trendy!

Natural or no makeup

To go alongside your comfortable outfit, try being comfortable in your own skin. You know that feeling you get when you take your make up off after a long day where you feel super fresh? That's a perfect example of hygge! Why not feel it all day? Get some air in those pores! If you aren't quite confident enough to rock no make-up, opt for a more natural makeup look instead.

Chunky knits

Ooh I do love a chunky knit jumper. I'm currently envisioning being bundled up in a cosy jumper, sat in a cute little indie coffee shop, blankets available, fairy lights twinkling whilst its grey and raining outside, but I'm cosy indoors with a hot cup of coffee in my chunky knit jumper. Hygge bliss. 

Autumn / winter colours

Plum purples, burnt oranges, rusty reds, forest greens and mustard yellows make for an amazing palette if you really want to amp up your hygge game.

Black, grey and beige

Neutral tones also make for a great muted palette! If you're not feeling rich deep colours, and fancy something a bit more tame that goes with everything, try out some black, grey and beige's.

Scarves, hats and gloves

You know the feeling when you go outside and the air is freezing and crisp but you're not cold because your head and ears are snug under your hat, your hands are toasty beneath the gloves and your neck is bundled in woolly goodness? But you just get the fresh breeze on your face? Is there a better feeling? 


Thick woolly tights. Not just for practicality but they look so damn cute!!! Very danish indeed. If you want to take this very seriously grab yourself a pair of tights in every colour and style as humanly possible. Cable knit, stocking stitch, ribbed. GET THEM ALL. 

Lazy hair

Spending hours perfecting some blow-dried barrel curls and then getting it stuck in your lip gloss is probably the least hyggelig feeling ever, throw it up away from your face where you don't have to worry about it. Effortless. 

And those are my tips on how to incorporate some hygge fashion into your everyday style. 

I hope you enjoyed this post, if you did be sure to catch up on part one which is about hygge at home, and part two on hygge food and drink!

Be sure to subscribe too! That way you can keep up to date with any future hygge posts! 

I'm logging off for the holidays now so I hope you all have a wonderful christmas however you're spending it! 


1 comment

  1. This is such a vibe! It's nice to throw on some chic but comfy clothing, tousled hair and just kick back with a movie and a big cup of tea. I like the idea of not trying too hard. I'm a huge fan of oversized sweatshirts and chunky knits for cold weather attire. I just enjoy the concept behind hygge. It's all about being comfortable, cozy and truly staying relaxed. Thanks for sharing Stacie!

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