There comes a point every fall when the weather goes from pleasant and sunny to cold and blustery. There’s no more apple picking, pumpkin carving, hayrides, and sunny hikes through the leaf-covered trails. Instead, we’re left bundling up every time we have to go outside. That’s one of the first signs that winter is here, making us yearn for something warm and cozy to snuggle up with. It’s also time to pull out all the winter sweaters, boots, and outerwear.
Looking at your selection may leave you feeling just as bad as the weather outside if you haven’t refreshed your wardrobe in a while, though. Whether new clothes or new bedding, these winter favorites will keep you cozy throughout the season.
Whether for lounging or working from home, comfy casual clothes are essential for blustery winter days. The good thing about loungewear from Lands’ End is that it looks good enough to wear for work, but it feels surprisingly comfortable. Think of dress pants with an elastic waistband or fleece pullovers, for example. Both look good enough to wear for online meetings or even a day at the office, but they feel comfortable and warm enough to wear all day. A cowl-neck or turtleneck sweater is also great for staying warm and cozy while keeping your neck warm as well.
Whoever invented robes has indeed done a tremendous service to civilization. Without plush, warm robes, everything from getting out of a hot bath to getting out of a warm bed would be so much more jarring. Almost everything is better when done in a robe. Eating your breakfast and drinking your morning coffee is better in a robe. Coming home after battling a particularly long day or shoveling heavy snow is easier when you have a warm robe to slip into. Flannel robes are great because they keep you warm while also wicking away moisture. But honestly, any plush robe made of high-quality material is a candidate for a new winter favorite.
Unless it's the weekend, most people simply don't have the time to lounge around in comfy pajamas all day long. That's why it's extra important to have a favorite pair of pajamas all laid out and ready to be worn on an especially cold winter evening. What else goes perfectly with a hot cup of cocoa, a crackling fire in the fireplace, and a good book? A soft cotton nightgown or a comfy fleece pajama set, of course. If you have your eye on colorful new flannel pajamas or a long-sleeved flannel nightshirt, go for it. You can never go wrong with either of these selections. Want to make it a family affair? Get matching flannel pajamas for the whole family just in time for the holiday season. Family movie nights will be all the more festive.
Keeping your feet warm during the winter months should be a top priority because, if your feet are cold, the rest of your body will be cold. Splurge on a pair of furry moccasin slippers that will make you look and feel stylish while — more importantly — keeping your tootsies super toasty. Walking on hardwood floors barefoot during the winter months is no fun, after all. Or maybe you need some new fluffy, warm socks. Wool socks are a favorite in winter due to their warmth and moisture-wicking capabilities. You can get the same benefits from wool blends as well, which are a little less scratchy. Whether it’s slippers, socks, or both, you can’t go wrong with investing in something new to slip your feet into this winter.
If you’re still sleeping in the same bedding that you slept in all summer, you likely aren’t getting a good night’s sleep. During wintertime, ideal sleeping conditions involve a cool room, and warm bedding, and pajamas. Flannel sheets are a favorite for the same reasons mentioned earlier. Contrary to what people might think, they don’t make you perspire since they have such great breathability. They simply feel soft and cozy against your skin, and they’re amazing to slip into after a long day on a cold winter night.
Snuggling up on the couch is incomplete during the wintertime if you don’t have a warm throw blanket to throw over your lap. There are so many different types to choose from that you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one that not only matches your décor but also feels cozy and soft. It’s also fun to have a couple of Christmas throw blankets during the holidays to get you into the festive spirit.
As you can see, there’s no reason to let winter give you the blues. Just make sure you have something snuggly and warm to cuddle up with, and you’ll be good to go.