When you open your closet, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Is it contentment? Pride? Maybe it's a feeling of boredom, especially if your wardrobe underwhelms you. If you’re simply not inspired by any of your outfits or, worse yet, you’re dreading getting dressed in the morning, and your closet is probably in desperate need of an overhaul. Itchy sweaters, too-tight jeans, and uncomfortable work pants need not apply for this project—this revamp’s all about comfort. Is there anything more satisfying than opening your closet and pulling out your favorite comfy layers?
We're here to help you with a total closet revamp. We have several useful tips to help you put together the comfy closet of your dreams. So slip into something —you guessed it — comfy and continue reading.
As with any closet revamp, for this project, we’ll begin with the basics. These items will build a solid foundation for any outfit you’d like to cozy up in, whether you’re going to the grocery store, commuting to work, or simply hanging out at home. That means when you get dressed in the morning, these are the clothing items you’ll pull out first to build your best comfy looks.
Here’s a list of essentials to build that ultimate level of comfiness: camisoles, leggings, joggers, capris or shorts, and short and long-sleeve t-shirts. Make sure everything you purchase will not only mix and match but also work with several different types of weather to further increase their versatility. Start with neutrals like black, gray, white, beige, and tan, and expand from there. You won’t believe how many outfits you can start with just these basics.
Next, you’ll build upon your basics with the coziest, comfiest layers you can imagine. This part of your wardrobe can easily be added to or shed from an outfit with ease. As long as you have your basics down, you can create a great outfit with a few simple layers. Here’s what to check off your list: sweatshirts, sweaters, and flannel shirts. For summertime, swap the wool blends for the cotton or linen blends for breathability.
Do you have a favorite sweatshirt or pair of comfy leggings? Add a few of them to your cart in different colors. You don’t have to worry about having too many different selections when you’re dressing for comfort. Just make sure you have the best quality clothes in colors and styles that will make you happy.
Let’s also consider the outerwear updates you’ll need for your total closet revamp. Though you may find yourself curled up with a good book in some of your comfy outfits, you’ll also find yourself getting out and about and doing something. Check off your list a few essentials like a down vest, a quilted housecoat, and a fleece pullover— these options will get you far! For summertime, a jean jacket will do the trick.
The last thing to consider for your closet full of comfy staples is, of course, your footwear. That means finding sneakers that feel like you’re walking on a cloud, winter boots that keep your toes cozy and warm, and slippers that are warm and cozy. Treat yourself with monogrammed slippers that will look great in any photo you take when you’ve kicked back and relaxed, hopefully, next to a fire or in front of a great TV show.
We’ve given you several options for ways to stock your closet with the comfiest outfits for those days you need your clothes to give you a warm embrace. Now, it’s time to make room in your current closet. With any closet revamp project, you can’t first update your wardrobe without purging what doesn’t bring you joy. Have you got sweatpants you’ve been wearing around the house since college or slippers with soles that are peeling away? You could probably do with some new comfy pajamas, too, for no other reason than that it feels oh-so-good. Then, it’s time to donate what you can and discard the rest to make way for items that will stand the test of time.
If you follow the tips in this guide, you’ll be well on your way to a comfy closet revamp in no time. That means you’ll always have something to wear while you’re running errands, running after your kids, or running on the trails. Remember to add touches of your style to your comfy wardrobe, and you’ll love slipping into these cozy clothes again and again.