The Easy Way To Embrace The Hygge Lifestyle With Your Clothing

More than ever before, people are seeking sources of comfort in their life. The popularity of warm foods, cozy home furnishings, and especially comfortable clothing have all been on the rise as of late. People are embracing a newfound hygge lifestyle. Hygge (pronounced hyoo-guh) is a Danish word that describes something as "invoking or fostering a sense of coziness, contentment, and well-being," according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. With the hustle and bustle of the world happening around us, a hygge lifestyle gives us a chance to take a deep breath and focus on the now.

"Danes are aware of the decoupling between wealth and well-being. After our basic needs are met, more money doesn't lead to more happiness and, instead, Danes are good at focusing on what brings them a better quality of life," Meik Wiking, author of "The Little Book of Hygge" tells Elle UK when speaking on what creates coziness. One big change people often make when embracing the hygge lifestyle is focusing less on how their outward appearance makes them look, in favor of how it makes them feel. Are your clothes making you more comfortable and bringing you a better quality of life? How clothing makes you feel is subjective, but if you're looking for some cozy inspiration, here are six ways you can embrace the comfort of a hygge lifestyle with your wardrobe.

Everything is a comfortable fit

Uncomfortable clothing has no place here. When living the hygge lifestyle, people focus on what feels good to them and less on what others think about their looks. This often means super oversized clothing, made of comfortable fabrics such as cotton and other knits. Some choose wide-leg pants, whereas others choose large oversized tops. Some even style these pieces together, such as bohemian Instagram influencer @sydstcyr, who often showcases her and her friends wearing oversized tops and wide-leg pants.

Wearable weighted blankets

In the work-from-home era, we often have our security blankets on our lap throughout the workday. Many times, these blankets are weighted. Weighted blankets are helpful for many conditions such as ADHD, autism, sleep disorders, and anxiety according to Penn Medicine, helping those who struggle throughout the day cope. Luckily, now you can wear your weighted blanket. When embracing the coziness of the hygge lifestyle through your clothing, many choose a wearable weighted blanket such as the Weighted Fleece Therahoodie to keep them in a content mood all day.

Always have a top layer

Being cold is often associated with an overall uncomfortable feeling, so practice prevention and warm up with a top layer. Whether it be a cardigan, a shawl, or even a robe, think of your top layer as a mini, cozy blanket. Wrapping yourself up in that extra layer will keep you feeling warm and secure.

Comfy accessories are a must

Hygge is all about what brings us more contentment, no matter how small. The smallest of accessories added to your outfit can add a sense of coziness. Lands' End explains that in the hygge lifestyle, not everything has to be completely practical or necessary to be a part of your wardrobe as long as it brings you comfort. In winter, we often see people who are embracing the hygge lifestyle wearing large chunky scarves, the thickest wool socks, and knitted beanies. When the weather gets warmer, we often see the same people wearing soft headbands, slip-on shoes, and bralettes that show from underneath their tops.

Neutral colors for a chic, cozy feel

Where bright colors and patterns are fun for a while, over time, they can become overwhelming and bring anxiety. Neutral colors are often used in the hygge wardrobe as they invoke the opposite feelings, with codrops stating browns and neutrals help to invoke a sense of calm and comfort. This is why we see those who create a hygge life for themselves decorating their homes in neutral tones and wearing neutral colors, such as @bohoheartsofmine, who posts her neutral clothing and home on Instagram.

Soft fabrics are essential

Since hygge fashion is more about feel than look, it is essential that your clothes are soft and cozy in order to fully embrace that cozy lifestyle. Decadent fabrics are a splurge that people who celebrate the hygge lifestyle often invest in, but it is just as easy to find these fabrics, such as cashmere and silk, at the thrift store. Shearling, fuzz, faux fur — any fabric that makes your heart sing with contentment should be included in your hygge wardrobe. Instagram influencer Lauren Scrofani embodies hygge as she shows off a shearling overcoat, which is a necessity for the hygge lifestyle.