When times are tough, we turn to reliable pleasures. Ten years ago, when the economy tanked, mac and cheese showed up on every menu — even at fancy restaurants. Now the economy has recovered (somewhat), but the global political system is in chaos. So explains our need to envelop ourselves in cashmere sweaters and chunky-knit blankets. One of the best things about this trend is its versatility. Cozy comes in all colours and patterns (it’s more about textures — soft, furry and plush), so it can effortlessly fit into any home or wardrobe.