Here’s my annual cold-weather loungewear post for those who like to incorporate lounging comfies into their style. Some wear pyjamas, a robe, or yoga separates as loungewear, which can work well too. I prefer to wear soft, floppy and ultra cosy fleece loungewear when it’s cold. I layer a sweatshirt and sweatpants over boy shorts and tee first thing in the morning, and after my evening shower at night. Loungewear is a workhorse, and I have lots of it.
Here are some personal favourites, and basics that have worked well on my clients. They make practical Christmas gifts too. Browse through the size and colour options, and lounge in style.
1. Flared & Floppy Lounge Pants
These bottoms are tried and tested winners, which is why Nordstrom repeats and replenishes them every season. I’ve had most of them at some point because I tend to prefer a wide leg sweat pant for comfort. My favorites are the “Lazy Mornings” lounge pants. I order a size up and they wash and wear well.
2. Make & Model Lounge Around Pants
I tried something new when I bought these, because the legs are tapered and I usually wear flared lounge pants. I bought them to wear with an oversized Simple Minds sweatshirt that I got at their concert last month. The sweatshirt needs a narrower pant to offset its volume. These are the SOFTEST and coziest lounge pants of all time. They fit really well, and I didn’t size up. I’m sold and getting another pair.
3. Boden Cosy Woven Pyjamas & Pompom Slippers
These are the prettiest and most well-made flannel pyjamas I’ve seen this year. The patterns are darling, and the fit is roomy, but not overly so. Classic and fabulous. Read the rave reviews. The slippers are a lot more sturdy than I expected. They’re very soft and fuzzy, but have thick soles. I’m not tripping up in them like I thought I would. I may or may not have the Graphical Dog with matching slippers in my closet.
4. Brunette the Label Sweatshirts
I’m in one of these if I’m not wearing a Seahawks or Simple Minds lounging sweatshirt. I wear the “BLONDE” and have both the hooded and crew neck styles across a spectrum of colours. They are fabulous quality, last for years, and fit well. They look trendier and more flattering than classic sweatshirts, and are very comfy.
5. Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Lite Coastal Hooded Cardigan
I have many, many happy clients in this robe style cardigan. Some even wear it to and from yoga practice. It’s EXTREMELY soft and cosy, and wears quite well. Size down a size.
6. Sleep Shirts
Some like to sleep in long shirts instead of separates, and these are a few of the best right now. They are a good idea if you run warm, and don’t like pyjama bottoms riding up your legs at night. Read the rave reviews.
7. The Cat’s Flannel Pyjamas
The whimsical patterns alone might pull at your heart strings. Party Pups, Saucy Cats, Sushi, Cafe au Lait, Merry Moderns and Haiki Kitties can make you smile. Nice quality, classic roomy fits, and very soft and cosy to wear. The colours are lovely too.
8. PJ Salvage Lounge Tee
These tees are best suited to a larger bust and/or broad shoulder line. The long tapered sleeves are extra insulating. Super comfy and easy, and fun for either a dog or cat person. Read the rave reviews.
As a bonus, here are two beauty finds:
9. Music Flower Liquid Eyebrow Pencil
I used to be a die-hard Anastasia classic eyebrow pencil fan for years because the effect looks very natural. Just last month I stumbled across this waterproof liquid eyebrow pencil on Instagram, and the ad was compelling. I ordered a pencil and haven’t looked back. It’s AMAZING how well it fills in and defines the brows, and lasts throughout the day. It does not come off at all – not even after hot yoga practice. The effect is natural enough for my tastes too.
10. Library of Flowers Hand Cream
And last, if you like scented hand cream that moisturizes without the grease, try this. I received it as a gift from a friend and loved it, so much so that I have an ongoing stash and buy it as gifts for my friends too. I like the “Field of Flowers” best.