It seems like the heatwave, or what most countries like to call, summer, is well and truly over. It has felt so autumnal of late, hasn’t it? Last night it was even dark when it was time for the kids to go to bed. Who would have thought? That and the cooler temperatures make it feel very much like autumn is on the way. Not complaining too much, I love any excuse to layer up and get cosy at home.
If you haven’t heard of the term hygge in recent years, then where have you been? It is a Danish concept that has made its way over here, all about cosy contentment (and if you’re like me, a need for hibernation). It is normally associated with autumn and winter, but can be related to anytime of the year, you just need to change a few things up.
One of the best things that can help you to embrace hygge at home, is all about the things that you wear to be cosy. Slippers, thick socks, and chunky knits are the typical things that you might think about when it comes to getting cosy as the nights draw in and the temperatures drop. So what about something that combines those two things; slippers and thick socks?
Moccis, pronounced mock-keys, are hand sewn moccasins from Sweden that are great to eat around the home this autumn and winter. For starters, just how adorable are these things? The designs are super cute, and they have some funky patterns and colours on them too, depending on your style.
Because of the fun print, the kids have been really excited to wear them and want to wear their ‘croc socks’ and ‘dog socks’ as soon as they get home and take their shoes off. So I think they are designed really well, especially for children because of their vibrant designs. Having said that, I am loving my panda ones, as they are so soft, comfy, and just really cute – I have had plenty of people comment on them (in a good way) when they come round or I answer the door.
The designs are simple buy really effective. And most of all, they are really comfortable and mould to your feet. In fact, they are podiatrist recommended, and they have the following features:
- Machine washable leather and non-slip soles
- Hand sewn stitching
- Ethically produced in Sweden
- Invisible support strap (so they don’t fall off or lose shape)
- High quality luxury materials
- Stay-dry protection (to prevent stinky feet)
You can tell that they are well made and they are comfortable to wear and keep their shape. I have only put them in the wash once since having them, but they went back as normal after a wash.
They’re cute and quirky, and I would recommend them for sure. I think they’d make a great gift too as they are quite different from a normal slipper – imagine them in a Christmas stocking?
Too Cute (puppy print, child size) – starting from £23
Croc Me Up (crocodile print, child size) – starting from £23
Bam Boo (panda print, adult size) – starting from £35
If you’re looking for ways to bring some hygge or cosy contentment into your home as we transition into autumn, you could give the following a try:
- Get the right lighting – a warmer light that feels cosy and comforting instead of harsh
- Create a Hygge corner – the perfect little cosy nook
- An autumnal reading list – perfect hygge activity to bring you a sense of wellbeing
- Slow food movement – gently cook or bake or get your slow cooker on
- Cosy up with soft furnishings – think new cushions and a blanket
- Connect with nature
- Start a gratitude journal
- Make your exercise cosy – keep things indoors, like yoga with gentle lighting
- Regular technology-free hours
- Use scents – candles or diffusing essential oils are the way forward
Are you looking forward to autumn? What do you think to the Moccis? It would be great to hear what you think.
*the Moccis were gifted in exchange for this post. All words and opinions are my own.