How to dress more hygge this autumn/winter

how to be more hygge_ellaryder
how to be more hygge_ellaryder


If you aren’t familiar with the term ‘hygge’ (pronounced hue-guh) then let me enlighten you. It’s a Danish term used to describe a feeling or moment of cosiness. The concept became very trendy this time last year and numerous books on the subject were released.

I for one am all about the hygge lifestyle. Give me a cosy night in watching Netflix over a club any day! However it’s not as exclusive as the media wants you to think. There are many easy ways to create rituals of comfort in your daily life. One of them being the way you dress. I thought I would share a very cosy outfit of the day with you to show you what I mean.

how to be more hygge_ellaryder
how to be more hygge_ellaryder

Winter can make you want to stay under a duvet all day and not move. However it’s much better for our minds to get out and about. It’s very rare that I’ll wear an outfit that I don’t feel comfortable in – no matter how on trend it is. I prefer to pick items that I think suit my style, are fairly smart but also feel good to be wearing for an entire day.  A lot of the time I’m sat in front of a computer so I don’t need to be very dressy. Having said that, if I’m wearing something nice I just feel better in myself so always try to make some effort.

The outfit I’m wearing in this post is exactly what I would call ‘hygge’. Everything apart from the boots are from Uniqlo. They kindly gifted me an outfit to share on my Instagram when the new store opened in Oxford. While I haven’t been paid to write this post, I love the clothes so much I couldn’t resist dedicating a post to it.

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The suede jacket is lined with faux fur so it’s incredibly soft and warm as you can imagine. I’m wearing a merino wool short sleeve jumper underneath. You can’t really see but it’s very breathable and especially good for layering. One thing I find in winter is that I’ll go for a walk at lunch all wrapped up and then get quite hot when I come back inside to central heating. Having a few layers you can add on or take away helps to keep your body temperature relatively normal.

You can’t go wrong with a check skirt at this time of year either. It’s the perfect length in my opinion, not too long and not too short. It’s well lined so no VPL because who wants that. For shoes I chose to wear some knee high boots. These are pair I picked up in Dorothy Perkins a couple of years ago and I’m yet to find a pair (in my price range) that fit my legs as well as these do. Who else hates it when knee high boots fall down? An advantage of wearing knee high boots at this time of year is that they not only keep your legs warm but you can avoid wearing tights. I’ll wear tights but I’m not a huge fan of how they feel. So if I’m going full on hygge I’ll opt for these boots instead.

Of course if I’m chilling at home 99% of the time you’ll find me wearing my Topshop teddy robe which is possibly the most cosy thing I’ve ever owned.


What do you think of my outfit? Are you going to try and incorporate more hygge into your wardrobe choices? Watch my vlog below to see some new jumpers I’ve picked up recently too!






Bag from River Island last year

Boots from Dorothy Perkins last year





    • ellaryder
      November 10, 2017 / 9:10 am

      Aha thanks Lucy! The cosier the better I say xx

    • ellaryder
      November 14, 2017 / 3:16 pm

      The best isn’t it! Thanks so much Katya 🙂 xxx

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