The Re:Mark: Get Ready To Chill
As the #YearOfYou gets well and truly underway, (is it really February already?) isn’t it about time we get on board with the cold, miserable weather and use it as an excuse to stay inside and get cosy? With the new year forcing me to be positive despite all the reasons not to be (read January blues, no money, forever raining) I can’t help but plan myself a perfect little hideaway.
I’m the kind of girl who always tries and fails to stick to my New Year’s resolutions, but this year I’m determined. So first up is sorting out my flat. Six months has been ample time to settle in and decide exactly what work I want to do. The bathroom renovations are currently in full swing but I’m living in a building site – not ideal for an OCD kinda girl. So I’ve decided to create a haven in my living room and hibernate there each evening and weekend until it’s all over.
Hygge is the new buzzword on everyone’s lips and in the words of best-selling writer Meik Wiking, author of ‘The Little Book Of Hygge’, as well as CEO at The Happiness Research Institute (best job title ever!) it’s all about ‘feeling hygge’ rather than doing it. So now is the perfect time to set up camp at home and stay there.
We all know that pyjamas had a major moment last season and wearing your PJs out for dinner or to work became the norm; albeit in chic silky fabrics, contrast piping, and teamed with heels as opposed to your softest joggers and fave cotton vest.
Consider Hygge the perfect excuse to buy a new PJ set, then grab your favourite books, stock up on candles, and take a throw with you to the sofa – utter bliss. If you’re still unsure what I’m talking about, get the Hygge lowdown for homeware right here.
Could it be that we’re about to see this trend continue on for spring, but for very different reasons? In times of uncertainty and not forgetting the miserable weather, we tend to make a move towards all things familiar, comfortable and nostalgic. Maybe it’s the Hygge effect, or the hangover from Christmas cosiness, or maybe its caused by something more: ever disappointing weather and what the year ahead holds. Good news is super chic PJs aren’t going anywhere and are only getting better for spring 17, but this time they’re most definitely the stay at home kind.
With temperatures set to plummet for February and with January’s pay check sure to be spent immediately, I think we’re gearing up for a rather miserable Feb. Make Netflix, hot chocolate and cosy nights in your new best friend and chill.