Urgent roundup: 15 incredibly cozy finds to help you fend off this frigid cold
Sweaters, slippers, faux fur, fleece — your January uniform awaits
We hate to state the obvious, but it's really, really cold outside. And not in a Canadiana-cute, making snow angels and sipping hot chocolate kind of way. This year's first big chill has proven to be more of the 80 km/h winds, penguins-need-to-be-brought-inside variety. But there is a bright side to the entire country being coated in a heavy layer of frost (other than making it totally acceptable to camp out on the couch and binge-watch a few favourites): it's an opportunity to invest in faux furs, fleeces, sherpas and just about any other fabric that'll make you feel toasty warm inside — even when you're faced with braving the storm. From elevated outerwear to seriously soft PJs, here are the coziest things to cover your body in right now.
Incredibly luxe and bearing a striking emerald hue, this plush faux fur coat effortlessly defies the myth that cozy clothes belong indoors and under blankets. Its high neck and thick lining will help fend off winter winds, so you can breeze from the office to dinner to drinks without turning into an icicle.
Babaton Fritz Coat, $199, artizia.com
There's something almost spa-worthy about sliding your feet into a soft bed of sheepskin, and these ultra-warm slippers can make that experience a daily reality. Lined with UGG's signature wool and covered in water-resistant suede with a durable rubber sole, they'll keep your toes protected indoors or out — should you dare to venture into the snow.
UGG Wrin slippers, $125, ugg.com
Slouchy, oversized and so incredibly soft, this fuzzy, two-toned sweater belongs at the top of your outfit rotation this season. The extra-wide sleeves add an element of drama, making it the perfect pullover to dress up with a glitzy skirt or sleek leather leggings or dress down with a pair of cropped, light denim.
Silence + Noise Zoe Fuzzy Dolman Sweater, $79, urbanoutfitters.com
A fabric as cozy as cashmere couldn't stay confined to sweater sets forever — and thank goodness, because now we get to drape our whole bodies in it. Start with these slim-fit, 100% Grade-A cashmere sweats, then pick up the matching top and, suddenly, lounging on the couch will feel a whole lot more elegant.
Everlane Women's The Cashmere Sweatpant, $140, everlane.com
Lenny's got nothing on this. The cascading, pink champagne-coloured faux fur scarf from Zara is the epitome of extra. Not only is it quilted for added warmth, it's reversible, can be tossed in the washing machine for easy cleaning and will leave you feeling positively regal, even while bundled up in a big parka.
Zara Reversible Textured Scarf, $29.99, zara.com
Cold tile floors will be no match for these light and feathery ribbed socks. While we especially love this bright lilac shade, the calf-highs come in a bunch of different colours, so you can scoop up snuggly new pairs for every day of the week.
Out From Under Feathery Cozy Crew Sock, $16, urbanoutfitters.com
This merino wool wonder from Wilfred is basically a robe that you won't get weird looks for wearing in public. The structural silhouette ensures that you won't disappear under its felt-like fabric, while small details like the cardigan's crisp, front-slash pockets and side slits really make it shine.
Wilfred Dujardin Sweater, $199, artizia.com
You probably already have a few solid pairs of black leggings in your arsenal, but in below-freezing temperatures, fleece-lined ones like these become essential. Layer underneath jeans or trousers when the big chill sets in, pop them under a skirt or dress in lieu of nylons or simply pair with a big tee and oversized cardigan for a day spent on the couch or running errands.
Tintoretta Fleece-Lined Leggings, $24, anthropologie.com
Classic plaid PJs get an ultra comfy upgrade in this cabin-ready set from NYC sleepwear brand Emerson Road. While the soft fleece exterior was enough to catch our attention, it's the sweet sherpa detailing on the collar, cuffs and pockets that adds an extra dose of warmth (and cuteness!) to an already adorable lounging uniform.
Emerson Road Sherpa PJ Set, $98.56, shopbop.com
Oversized, ombre and oh-so-smooth, you can wrap this finge-hemmed scarf around your neck again and again without feeling any pesky itches from prickly fibres. It's also perfect for keeping at the office as a toasty shall you can slip on anytime the thermostat is acting up.
Zara Soft Touch Blended Scarf, $19.99, zara.com
Who can resist a chunky knit this time of year? Add in the brilliant cobalt hue and the relaxed, roomy fit — letting you shove a ponytail or high bun under there without looking like a total conehead — and you've got a new winter staple that'll bounce beautifully off of your cold-weather basics.
Free People Chunky Bobble Knit Beanie, $60, freepeople.com
We'd throw a whole sleepover party just for an excuse to wear this onesie. Apart from being covered in a cozy layer of sherpa, this long-sleeved dream features an adorable, pom-pom'd hood and a lengthy front-zip closure for slipping on and off with ease — which is helpful, since you'll probably want to wear it on repeat.
Aerie Sherpa Onesie, $61.13, ae.com
This reversible, hooded, long-line coat is the ultimate fuzzy find because it can double as a cardi on the coldest of days. Pair yours with frayed skinnies and sleek black booties for an outfit that impresses and keeps you feeling snug.
Silence + Noise Magnolia Cozy Reversible Coat, $89, urbanoutfitters.com
Earmuffs are the sliced bread of winter accessories because they do all the work of a tuque without turning your hair into a staticy, matted mess. The mustard hue of this fluffy faux fur pair from Free People can really act as a basic, brightening up a black or camel jacket or offsetting a more colourful peacoat in red or royal blue.
Après Ski Faux Fur Earmuffs in Dandelion, $24.94, freepeople.com
We just couldn't go this whole list without acknowledging the pinnacle of cozywear: the robe! This one from Victoria's Secret is lined with lush sherpa, comes in a variety of pretty shades, and sits comfortably at midi length, so we won't blame you if you spend all your Sundays sporting it, sipping hot tea.
Victoria's Secret The Cozy Long Robe, $69.50, victoriassecret.com