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It’s getting cold outside. Whether you’re trekking to the studio in the early morning hours or spending time curled up on your couch under a weighted blanket, we could all use more comfortable—and cozy—clothes. With that in mind, our editors’ gathered our favorite cozy items for you to hunker down during the chilly winter season.
Our editors’ favorite cozy pieces for the chilly months
Tracy Middleton, brand director, says these may be the softest joggers she’s ever worn. “The material is to die for, the fit relaxed, and they have a zipper at the ankle so you don’t even have to take off your shoes to pull them off if you’ve layered them over bike shorts or leggings,” she says. $98
This sweatshirt can take your from your yoga class to errands to working from home. “I love how soft and comfortable this sweatshirt is,” Ellen O’Brien, staff writer, says. “Not too cropped, but not too long, this sweatshirt is the perfect length—and looks great with jeans, leggings or shorts. Plus, its fun color gives it a slight upgrade from your basic gray sweatshirt.” $59.99
These slippers—that pass as shoes—feel like you’re walking on clouds, Kyle Houseworth, assistant editor, says. “The slightly platformed sole combined with the wool and Tencel insole have your feet sinking into the cushion deeper with every step, and they’re incredibly warm,” he says. “Wear them around the house, slip them on while walking your dog around the block, or pair them with an outfit while running a quick errand.” $95
Middleton turns to this sweater for the colder months of the year. Made with recycled polyester chenille, this sweater is soft, comfortable—and stylish. The funnel neck on this sweater makes it an ideal choice for Zoom calls. Turns out, you can feel warm and cozy, while looking professional. That’s a win–win. $89
A twist on the classic fisherman’s sweater, this wool pullover is the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe. It’s light and insulated, keeping you warm all day long—without making you feel constricted. Plus, the fun pattern adds an interesting element to your typical winter sweater. Fjallraven Ovik Nordic Sweater, $165
Coziness doesn’t mean you have to compromise style. Tamara Jeffries, senior editor, recommends this wrap sweater dress for those times when you can’t decide if you want to go out or stay in. Made with 100 percent Korean acrylic yarn, this dress will keep you cheerful—and fashionable–even in the coldest temperatures. $269
That flimsy $20 jacket is not going to cut it for harsh winter weather. If you’re looking for a winter coat that’ll keep you warm for hours (yes, hours), consider this one from prAna that Middleton loves. “It has the deepest, warmest pockets and straps inside, so if you’re wearing it and get hot you can wear it like a backpack,” she says. $449
Don’t forget about your ears as you bundle up to head outside. This beanie is made from soft recycled polyester and is knitted in two layers. It’s functional, cute, and super warm. What more could you ask for in a winter hat? $30
These cozy slippers are essential for the colder months, especially as you’re walking around on cold hardwood floors. Whether you wear these to the studio or just around your house, these fuzzy slippers will keep your feet warm—without making them sweat. Middleton says she loves these slippers for those super chilly days (you know the ones). $80
Staff Writer Ellen O’Brien says these are the leggings she swears by on a daily basis. “No matter how many leggings I try, I consistently find myself coming back to these as the coziest leggings to lounge around in,” she says. They’re also great for a restorative yoga practice or a less-sweaty flow. $98–118