Monday, 27 February 2017

7 Women Who Wear What They Like - the Over40Collective #iwillwearwhatilike

The Over40Collective

Once upon a time there were seven women bloggers who lived in all different parts of Blogland. They did not know each other personally and had only chatted to each other through their blogs and social media. 

Then one day (exactly one year ago today, in fact) they all met each other in real life and became colleagues and lifelong friends. And so begins the story of the Over40Collective which is officially launching TODAY.

We - the O40Co - are seven fashion and lifestyle bloggers who decided to do something that would make waves in the blogosphere (hopefully we're making a little ripple to begin with, but we're aiming for waves...) because we wanted to prove that older bloggers are where brands should be investing their money. One of the most common moans about fashion brands aimed at the 35+ market is that they still use 20-year-old models, and not only that but 20-year-old bloggers for campaigns as well =le sigh=

I wanted to tell this "story" today not only because we are very, very proud to be launching the Over 40Collective today, but because I wanted to show you that a lot can be achieved when women work TOGETHER (yes, in caps!) to support each other rather than tearing each other down.

Check out our official website here >> http://over40collective.com

Via Twitter and email a few of us decided to go to the Blognix retreat in February 2016, and we asked a few more that some of us knew to go - we wanted to see if we could get some more over 40 bloggers to attend a blogging conference which are sometimes known for only being attended by 20-somethings.

Long story short: We got on like a house on fire and we decided to continue the friendship, but we also decided to make our common goals and aspirations into something bigger, something to benefit ourselves, our readership and the brands that we wanted to target.

As we all know older women generally have a lot more disposable income so we wanted to point out to brands that if they wanted to target 40+ women, they should use 40+ bloggers, not Instagram sensations young enough to be our daughters.

How the O40Co can benefit YOU

Although this is primarily a business venture for us to work with brands to bring our readers the clothes, interests and topics that we feel they want to see and read about, we want to eventually create a community that benefits all older women - whether they blog or not.

We have lots of plans up our sleeves for the future, so when the time comes for us to share those plans and start some community projects then we want to tell you all about it...

Sign up here to receive news and updates from the O40Co Community (it's for bloggers and non-bloggers alike)!

So as well as signing up to our community, I wanted to explain that this is not only about seven women who wear what they like (I couldn't be more happy to be working with so many women who not only support me and each other, but also "get" my philosophy of #iwillwearwhatilike without batting an eyelid) - but this is about EMPOWERMENT. We could quite easily have enjoyed each other's company that weekend, sent the odd tweet afterwards and drifted apart. Instead we created a WhatsApp group and set about changing the world.

(Well okay, maybe that's a little extreme but you have to dream big!)

So if you want to makes changes, do it together. If you want to simply create a group for friendship reasons or to continue a hobby, do it together. The internet sees too much of women tearing each other down and it's time we did the opposite.

If you're with me (us), do sign up to our community and we'll make waves together!

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The #iwillwearwhatilike link up with Not Dressed As Lamb
Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist's list of "inappropriate" items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!

The link up goes live every Monday at 3pm UK time and will stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you're wearing whatever you damn well like!




Linking up etiquette...

CLICK HERE to read the rules of linking up (and to grab the #iwillwearwhatilike button). Basically it's just good manners to link back to here - to leave a comment is even nicer!

DO SHARE THE LOVE AND VISIT AS MANY LINKS AS YOU CAN (YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT OTHER LOVELY LIKE-MINDED LADIES YOU MIGHT MEET) - THE ORIGINAL INSTAGRAM CAMPAIGN FORGED SOME WONDERFUL NEW FRIENDSHIPS SO DON'T MISS OUT!


Catherine

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Friday, 24 February 2017

Relaunched: The Husband's Over 40 Menswear Blog #SaturdayShareLinkUp

Over 40 menswear blog, Silver Londoner

The subject of what to share with you this week for the link up post was easy: The husband has relaunched his over 40 menswear blog and I'm giving it a bit of a shameful plug! 

Keith launched his blog Silver Londoner - a personal style blog designed to give some outfit inspiration for older chaps who might be struggling for ideas for stylish outfits - in 2014. It was going really rather well, but as so many bloggers find, he found it hard to juggle a blog with a full time job and all his other interests.

So two years ago, it came to an abrupt halt. I thought it wasn't ever going to be resurrected until sometime at the end of last year when he announced that he did, in fact, want to start it up again. (That of course made me happy because it would mean I'd get to flex my photography skills once more!) A few months down the line and he here is, back posting with what he hopes will be a regular weekly (Monday) post, and I'm really happy for him.
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

16 Unmissable Things to Read - The Best of the Blogosphere

The Best of the Blogosphere February 2017 | Not Dressed As Lamb

In my my Best of the Blogosphere this month I have rainbow brights, tips for growing out your fringe, a blogger code of ethics, cherry bakewell tarts and more!

(In case you've not see these posts before my Unmissable Things to Read post is a monthly round up of things I've seen, watched and liked in the blogosphere that I'm sure you'll love too.)

I think with all the talk of SS17 and the emergence of the first blossoms (I saw those as well as new leaf buds on the trees in the rain today and it made me feel so much better) it's time to start feeling positive about the year ahead and all the good stuff that's coming up. These posts really embody the lighter, brighter feeling I'm getting from the blogosphere right now... It's a very welcome change.

Do have a read of these great links - you never know who or what you might discover that makes your day/week/month!

WHAT LINKS DID YOU LIKE - AND HAVE YOU FOUND ANY FABULOUS NEW BLOGS TO FOLLOW? COMMENT BELOW, OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!

(Photo credits: Top left | Top middle | Top right | Middle left | Middle | Middle right | Bottom left | Bottom middle | Bottom right)

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My husband is back blogging! Check out his revamped over 40 menswear blog (and see my sorely-underused photography skills) after his two-year hiatus.

Do you wear nana shoes? Samantha talks about this new classic and shows off her gorgeous metallic red pair.

I'm debating whether to grow out my fringe after just having it trimmed (makes no sense, I know...) - Kendi's got great tips for growing out your bangs without wanting to tear [the rest of your] hair out.
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Monday, 20 February 2017

How to Style a Preppy Stripe Dress in Winter #iwillwearwhatilike

Styling a preppy stripe summer dress in autumn/winter: Camel longline blazer \ stripe tunic dress with patch pockets \ kick flare burgundy trousers \ heeled loafers \ crossbody bag \ stone flatcap for women | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

So what do you do when you have a new summer dress that you're desperate to wear but it's just too darn cold to wear it? Layer it, of course! 

I may not like to admit it, but I do like dressing for these transitional seasons - when you get some much milder weather as we had in the UK over the weekend (low to mid teens! woo-hoo!) you know it's time to ditch the hats, scarves, gloves and three pairs of socks... At last. However I still stuck with a scarf (albeit a light one with a giraffe print, the real-life versions of which I'm crazy about) and a hat (flat cap) - you just can't make a hat girl go bareheaded, you know...!

The stripe tunic dress was gifted and I have to admit I didn't think I'd be wearing it for a while yet, but the pockets spoke to me and told me to go with my fallback style of dress over trousers (yes, they really did speak - when they're patch pockets and a contrasting colour they do that sort of thing, I promise you).

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Saturday, 18 February 2017

High Street Shopping Discount Codes (including M&S, Jaeger & ASOS) #SaturdayShareLinkUp

High Street Shopping Discount Codes (including M&S, Jaeger & ASOS)

Who doesn't like a good end of sale bargain (or discount codes for 'new in' stock)...?! 

I've come across quite a few discount codes this week, so thought I'd share them with you for you to get an extra super discounted purchase or two. I thought it only fair as we're still in the depths of dark, grey February - shopping is definitely the best way to brighten a foul weather day!

I've tried to gather as much information as I can about the discount codes, expiry dates, etc. - some are only valid for a few days so ACT NOW, this weekend. A few codes are ones that are ongoing, generally when you sign up to their newsletter. I've applied for these myself with more than one email address, so even if you already shop with that retailer you can use the code you get from another email address sign up on your existing account (I haven't had any problems doing that with the ones I've tried so far).

The shops are also starting to sell all their new collections bit by bit, so with these codes you can get the latest styles at less than full price, and before everyone else.
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Thursday, 16 February 2017

13 Fashion Blogger Girl Crushes of Mine (That Aren't Instagram Clones)

13 Fashion Bloggers Girl Crushes

It's been a few months since my last Featured Bloggers post - this time I'm bringing you a list of my fashion blogger girl crushes! 

All these bloggers are amazing for lots of different reasons, but they draw me in because they all have that special something that you can't always put your finger on. Quite often it's their gorgeous eyes (I have a thing for huge eyes - hellooooo, Emma Stone!), their amazing sense of style, or their glowing skin and luscious locks. Or all of the above, often with a hefty dose of personality thrown in.

'Instagram clones'

What they're not is the typical (what I call) "Instagram clones" that seem to be extolled above all other women on social media right now: The tanned, leggy 20-somethings with a mane of long, wavy golden hair, perfect contouring and unnatural or overdrawn pouts. Please don't get me wrong - girls who naturally look like this are of course very beautiful, but I'm drawn to qualities that aren't deemed the norm - or, should I say, what we're "supposed" to look like in order to get anywhere in the blogosphere and on social media these days.

Right - rant over...!
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Monday, 13 February 2017

Styling Up Dark Jeans in Winter With Soft, Pretty Colours #iwillwearwhatilike

Cold weather outfit: Long white wool coat \ oversized lilac scarf \ camel fedora \ dark wash boyfriend jeans \ pink snakeskin lace up shoes | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

So apart from the dark wash of my jeans I have three colours going on here: Taupe, lilac and winter white. 

Jeans are, of course, the ultimate go-to at any time of year - it's just easy to slip into a rut of always wearing them the same way by throwing on the same jacket and the same shoes each time.

I always like to wear as many of my coats as possible, so having worn my black tailored coat, my bright orange animal print coat and one of my plaid coats this winter so far, I thought it was time I wore the soft winter white coat I have and love.

White coats (if you can avoid spillages) are one of the nicest to wear in winter because they will always look bright without being garish - and on a bitterly cold, windy day like the one we had this weekend some lightness was only too welcome. In fact you can't really tell just how cold it was from these photos - but I can promise you it was freezing...!

I wore this outfit to pop into town to do a little shopping, a little SS17 window shopping and to go to a dentist appointment. Although not planned, white seemed appropriate for the dentist(!) - the rest of the outfit needed a bit of lift, so this is where the soft, pretty colours came in.

Cold weather outfit: Long white wool coat \ oversized lilac scarf \ camel fedora \ dark wash boyfriend jeans \ pink snakeskin lace up shoes | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
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I'd already decided I wanted to wear my new Finery snakeskin lace ups (I'm crazy about the pinky/purple colour) - they are stupidly comfortable so perfect for shopping. I'm also wearing tights under my seam-piped jeans for warmth (they're baggy enough to not be restricting) and went for grey just because... No reason, just because I didn't want to go for black. The lilac scarf tied in with the shoes beautifully - one trusty camel fedora and one nude leather hobo bag (both old favourites) and the look was complete.

It must have been a very "me" outfit as when I went to the station to catch the bus, my niece was also there waiting for her bus home from work - apparently I was easy to spot straight away in my hat and the white.

Does this mean my style choices are getting predictable? Might have to do something about that...! 😜

Link up: Add your outfits to this week's link up and if you've added a link to here or my button to your post you may be featured next week!

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Cold weather outfit: Long white wool coat \ oversized lilac scarf \ camel fedora \ dark wash boyfriend jeans \ pink snakeskin lace up shoes | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Cold weather outfit: Long white wool coat \ oversized lilac scarf \ camel fedora \ dark wash boyfriend jeans \ pink snakeskin lace up shoes | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Cold weather outfit: Long white wool coat \ oversized lilac scarf \ camel fedora \ dark wash boyfriend jeans \ pink snakeskin lace up shoes | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Cold weather outfit: Long white wool coat \ oversized lilac scarf \ camel fedora \ dark wash boyfriend jeans \ pink snakeskin lace up shoes | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Cold weather outfit: Long white wool coat \ oversized lilac scarf \ camel fedora \ dark wash boyfriend jeans \ pink snakeskin lace up shoes | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Cold weather outfit: Long white wool coat \ oversized lilac scarf \ camel fedora \ dark wash boyfriend jeans \ pink snakeskin lace up shoes | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Coat: ASOS AW15 (similar) | Scarf: ASOS (I like this one) | Shoes: Finery London c/o | Jeans: ASOS | Bag: Karen Millen (similar) | Hat: La Redoute (similar) | Gloves: Old, unknown (similar) | Earrings: Debenhams (similar)

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The #iwillwearwhatilike link up with Not Dressed As Lamb
Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist's list of "inappropriate" items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!
The link up goes live every Monday at 3pm UK time and will stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you're wearing whatever you damn well like!





Linking up etiquette...

CLICK HERE to read the rules of linking up (and to grab the #iwillwearwhatilike button). Basically it's just good manners to link back to here - to leave a comment is even nicer!

Featured favourites

Fashion bloggers who believe in #iwillwearwhatilike
My favourite outfits from last week's link up:

To get yourself featured next week, make sure you've included a link back to Not Dressed As Lamb or my button in your post/sidebar!

DO SHARE THE LOVE AND VISIT AS MANY LINKS AS YOU CAN (YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT OTHER LOVELY LIKE-MINDED LADIES YOU MIGHT MEET) - THE ORIGINAL INSTAGRAM CAMPAIGN FORGED SOME WONDERFUL NEW FRIENDSHIPS SO DON'T MISS OUT!


Catherine

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Cold weather outfit: Long white wool coat \ oversized lilac scarf \ camel fedora \ dark wash boyfriend jeans \ pink snakeskin lace up shoes | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
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Friday, 10 February 2017

Does It Matter Whether We Can "Pull Something Off" Or Not? #SaturdayShareLinkUp

Does It Matter Whether We Can "Pull Something Off" Or Not? | Not Dressed As Lamb

Something I've seen a lot in my social media channels and blog comments recently is the expression "I couldn't pull it off" - usually preceded by "I love it, but"... 

It got me thinking about what "being able to pull it off" actually means. Does it mean being the right age to wear something? Having the right figure? The right hairstyle? Or does it just mean someone isn't confident enough to wear it?
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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Why You Should ADD One More Thing Before You Leave the House

Layered winter outfit \ oversized faux shearling gilet \ pink coatigan \ grey roll neck \ flared denim trousers \ snakeskin ankle boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

Okay, so originally this outfit was just going to be my pink coatigan thrown over a grey roll neck, denim flared trousers and snakeskin boots. 

[So far so good. A perfectly lovely outfit.] In the end I went totally against that advice from Coco Chanel: "Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take off one thing". Er, yeah I should Coco, but that's not me - I'm all for adding one more thing before leaving the house.

What happened was this: As we were leaving I realised it was actually a fair bit colder than I'd thought, so with the husband already in the car with the engine running (don't you just HATE it when that happens and you're still not fully dressed - aaargh the pressure!) I dashed back in and quickly chose something to throw on over the top to keep me warm and not look totally ridiculous.

AS MUCH AS I LIKE DRESSING UP AND GETTING AN OUTFIT SPOT-ON I'M ALSO NOT PRECIOUS ABOUT THE WAY I LOOK WHEN I'M JUST OUT AND ABOUT.

Another long coat? Too much long-coat bulk. A roomy cocoon coat? Too short with the coatigan. Another cardigan under the coatigan? Too chunky for the coatigan.

Finally my eyes landed on my oversized faux shearling gilet (similar): Warm, chunky, easy to throw on over my longline woollen beauty - who cares if it works.

Layered winter outfit \ oversized faux shearling gilet \ pink coatigan \ grey roll neck \ flared denim trousers \ snakeskin ankle boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

24 Valentine's Gifts for Men and Women (That Aren't Chocolates or Flowers)

Valentine's gifts for men and women that aren't flowers or chocolates | Not Dressed As Lamb

6 days to go until the chocolates and flowers onslaught hits us for real - 

but are you going down the Thorntons and roses road or would you like something a little different? If it's the latter you're in the right place: I have 24 Valentine's gifts for men and women for you (that's 12 each)!

Some of you may know that I'm not big on Valentine's Day myself, but I have to admit I do like to see some of the creative ideas that pop up in my Inbox from different retailers touting their lovebird wares. The days of a box of chocolates and/or a dozen red roses being the only things available to get your loved one are long gone - there are many, many inventive, unusual and gorgeous gifts you can get your significant other these days.

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Monday, 6 February 2017

How to Style Black and Grey So It's Not Boring #iwillwearwhatilike

Bold and bright outfit for cold weather: Black, white and red check cocoon coat \ red roll neck \ grey peg leg trousers pants \ grey ankle boots \ Jennifer Hamley mini KT work bag \ black fedora | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style blog

Okay, so after three orange outfits in a row(!) I challenged myself to do some typical wintery greys and blacks again but this time with a twist. 

For me personally there's nothing worse than feeling drab and dreary in all black or all (dark) grey, especially in these last few weeks of a bleak, wet and grey winter. But like all of us, at times the things I have to wear mostly out of necessity (comfort, warmth and all those other "boring" things that hinder what we wear) can be the dullest in my wardrobe.

So in true "me" style, I just made sure that my black and grey pieces weren't boring by injecting a big dose of bright colour, adding plenty of texture and getting my accessories right.

IF YOU WANT TO DRESS UP FOR THE SCHOOL RUN OR FOR GOING TO THE SUPERMARKET THEN JUST DO IT - LIFE'S TOO SHORT NOT TO GET YOUR GLADRAGS ON.

The key piece? My new Jennifer Hamley mini KT crossbody bag. After having had the larger KT work bag for a while now (and absolutely loving its chic workwear appeal), Jennifer kindly sent me the baby version to try out. Out of a choice of black, teal and aubergine I (unusually for me!) went for black as I had the aubergine already in the KT work bag and teal is a shade of blue that wouldn't work with many colours in my wardrobe.

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Friday, 3 February 2017

A US East Coast Road Trip to See the Total Eclipse #SaturdayShareLinkUp

An American Road Trip for the Summer to See the Total Eclipse of the Sun

It's now February, so that means it's another month closer to our US east coast road trip to see the total eclipse of the sun in August this year! 

This trip has been in the pipeline for many, many years - in the last 18 years or so the UK has had a couple of partial sun eclipses, but each time (as is typical of UK weather) it's been mostly obscured by cloud. So after the last one, the husband and I decided to look all the total eclipses in the world that would take place in the next 10 years, see where there was one in a place that we could take a holiday, and plan a trip around it.

August 2017 right across the centre of the US from west to east came up, so we decided that would be the one.

For about five or six years we've been saying, Yes, we're going to the States in 2017 to see a total eclipse! We're going to do an east coast road trip! - and then all of a sudden last year it became a little more real when we were then saying Next year we're going to...!

The places we're visiting

So the map above shows only a very, VERY rough route of all the places we're going to go just for the image for this post (I haven't even followed the roads, as straight lines were easier to create on Photoshop!) but it's going to be two and a half weeks of visiting so many places we've always wanted to go. For example we're going to...

  • Toronto and Niagara Falls
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater at Bear Run
  • Washington DC
  • All the major Civil War sites (my husband's a American Civil War nut) - Gettysburg, etc.
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Charlotte, Lexington, Charleston, Savannah
  • Disneyworld
  • Cape Canaveral
  • Miami
  • Key West

... and probably many, many more places in between. It'll be part plane, part road trip and undoubtedly very, very hot and tiring (WHY did the eclipse have to be the middle of August?!) but we're sooooo excited about it. We never get properly hot weather in the UK so I somewhat relish the weather being almost unbearably hot on holiday. Six years ago we did a west coast road trip (July at the Hoover Dam was the hottest temperature I've ever experienced in my life) and absolutely loved it - my military-style planning skills knew no bounds so I'm confident we'll fit in everywhere we want to see again.

Are you on the route for a meet up?

Obviously if you're on the way let me know - as I said the route isn't 100% set in stone but I'd love to meet up with any bloggers who are nearby. I know a few of you live that way so I'll be contacting you in the near future to see if you may want to meet up (or if anyone wants to organise an informal blogger meet up please let me know and count me in)!
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Thursday, 2 February 2017

What is Hygge? (and How to Achieve it With Cosy Dressing and Homewares)

What is Hygge and How to Achieve it With Cosy Dressing and Homewares

The "it" word of the moment is undoubtedly hygge, but what exactly is it and do we need it? 

Hygge (pronounced "hue-gah") is, in short, Danish cosiness - finding comfort and warmth in everyday life. I've also heard it described as the Danish art of happiness, Nordic living, the Danish way to live well, the Danish concept of cosy and simple living... You get the idea.

It's a wonderful concept that is so appealing in winter, especially when February rolls around and you're still looking upon cold grey skies, wind and rain and dark evenings (as I am today). So until spring rolls around properly and the evenings get lighter, I thought I'd pick a few pieces that'll get you in a cosy, hygge mood. Mostly clothes and accessories with a few pieces for the home thrown in, this is the only guide you need for all things hygge!


My own version of hygge

In a way I've always been aware of hygge - but just didn't know it had a name. When I was around the age of 9 or 10 my dad worked abroad in Norway for a bit, and although my mum stayed home with me while I was at school we used to go there and stay with him for the summer and Easter holidays.

As well as embracing so many things to do with the Norwegian lifestyle - from saunas to skiing to Saabs - something Dad showed us was what the Norwegians called "cosy evenings", where we'd light candles, turn off all the lights and snuggle up on the sofa with blankets.

As an adult I'll remember every so often to have a cosy evening (usually Earth Day reminds me) - the first time I heard about hygge and found out what it was my reaction was, "Well that's just a cosy evening...!"

YOU WANT TO SEARCH FOR THINGS THAT WILL ENCOMPASS ALL THINGS COSY, SO WORDS SUCH AS SUPERSOFT, SLOUCHY, CASHMERE, COSY, CHUNKY AND RELAXED FIT ARE GOOD KEYWORDS TO START WITH.

How to shop for hygge lifestyle pieces

When shopping online, the best way to find hygge pieces to wear is to search by certain keywords. You want to search for things that will encompass all things cosy, so words such as supersoft, slouchy, cashmere, cosy, chunky and relaxed fit are good keywords to start with. Pick your favourite retailers (mine are generally Notonthehighstreet.comAsos, John Lewis, Jaeger and Marks & Spencer) and search those keywords there. Best of all, just type in hygge itself - many retailers are showcasing products with this new lifestyle trend in mind.

For homewares search for candles, fairy lights, bedspreads, throws, blankets, etc. - and go for the cosiest or prettiest you can find.

What is Hygge and How to Achieve it With Cosy Dressing and Homewares
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