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How To Dress Cozy During This Winter

Two women in winter clothes.

The winter comes with tribulations, but if you plan ahead, this time of year can feel wonderful. Understanding how to plan your wardrobe accordingly for the colder months of the year sounds simple, but there’s a lot to it if you live somewhere with a particularly cold climate during the winter. In this article, we break down how to dress cozy and stay warm during the winter so you can look and feel your best. Let’s get started.

Knitted winter clothes and accessories
Knitted winter clothes and accessories

Include Warming Accessories

Keeping your extremities warm is essential to focus on as you create your winter wardrobe. We lose the majority of our body heat from our heads, hands, and feet. Keep these key areas toasty warm by including warming accessories so you can stay comfortable and cozy during the winter season.

Look for wool accessory options as much as possible, as wool fabrics are effective at isolating body temperature, helping you stay relaxed and warm during this time. Be sure to include hats, scarves, gloves, and warm socks to cover your bases.

Prioritize Wearing Layers

You might think that wearing chunky womens Christmas sweaters, jeans, and fuzzy socks paired with boots for the holidays will be enough to keep you cozy and warm all winter, but if you’re not prioritizing wearing layers, you might still feel cold and have a hard time getting comfortable.

There is only so much you can do to keep the crisp air from chilling you to the bone! Aim to wear underlying layers that keep your body warm and cozy. Go with thermals that maximize retaining your body’s warm temperature so that even when you’re in the cold, you’re not exposed to such frigid air.

Young woman in check pyjama pants, warm socks sitting on the floor with a cup of tea
Young woman in check pyjama pants, warm socks sitting on the floor with a cup of tea

Slippers And Pajamas

Focus on creating warmth in your wardrobe when you’re indoors this winter. Even if you have a good thermostat and stay comfortable indoors, you might find that you can’t stay warm enough on particularly cold days. When these days strike, fight back with cozy slippers and fleece pajamas!

Make sure to look for faux fur-lined slippers to keep your feet warm and cozy this winter. Fleece is the ideal fabric, as it’s naturally warm and thick enough to keep the heat locked inside so you can stay warm and cozy all night long. You can even invest in fleece sheets to double your coziness and warmth this winter.

Oversized Sweatshirts And Leggings

Your go-to clothes for super cold days should include leggings and sweatshirts. Sometimes, you need to lean on those 90s fashion staples to get warm and toasty.

So get on your work boots, leggings, and plaid sweatshirts to reclaim that winter warmth you maintained at a younger age. Embrace cozy clothes and let go of the trends. In the winter, the focus is coziness; let style take the back seat for once.

Couple trying winter clothes in the shop
Couple trying winter clothes in the shop

Get High-quality Outerwear

You’ll want high-quality outerwear whenever you spend time outside during the winter. You’ll stay warmer and feel much cozier tucked in tight against warming fabrics and heat-trapping technologies; these are intertwined in most of today’s outwear choices.

Get a waterproof winter jacket and invest in a pair of moisture-trapping snow pants if you plan to do winter sports activities like skiing and snowboarding. You’ll have much more fun if you stay warm and comfortable while spending time in the snow this winter.

The Bottom Line

The key to dressing cozy this winter is to maximize your warmth! Lean on fabrics that keep you warm and toasty, and you’re good as gold! Don’t hesitate to layer up, and be sure to keep your extremities warm to trap as much heat as possible. Happy winter wardrobe planning!

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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