Goodbye crisp fall weather, helloooo freezing cold winter. Cold days pair perfectly with books, and you know what makes the whole scenario that much better? Literary inspired fashion and loungewear.
Personally, I enjoy cold weather. When I’m inside. And I’m sitting next to a fire. And there’s a long and well-written book in my hands. Let’s be real here: The best thing about winter isn’t icy temperatures, it’s the fact that the cold gives you an excuse to stay indoors, cuddled up with tea and a novel. You don’t have to go outside and pretend you like nature! Your indoorsy personality can be excused by blizzards, and you can finally read in peace! (Disclaimer: OK, OK, nature is great. Because it gives us trees. Which give us paper. Which books are printed on.)
Forget just reading. You can actually live the books — well, if you count wearing book-inspired warm clothes and accessories as living the stories. Which I do, because, why not? From PJs printed with your favorite classics, to toasty winter accessories inspired by your favorite literary characters’ iconic ensembles, nothing says “leave me alone, it’s freezing cold outside and I just want to sit here and read” like book-inspired loungewear.
1. Hobbit Slippers
I'm looking for slippers to share in an adventure, and these are definitely the ones. If you want to channel your inner hobbit while eating elevenses and re-reading Lord of the Rings, why not pick up a pair of these Tolkien-inspired slippers?
Furry Adventure Slippers, $25, ThinkGeek
2. Hunger Games Footed Pajamas
I volunteer... to sit on the couch all day, wearing this and reading book after book. With the Mockingjay symbol on the back, these footed pajamas will inspire you to win your own version of the Hunger Games. (that means you, sitting on the couch, eating an entire pizza).
Hunger Games Mockingjay Footed Pajamas, $60, Cafe Press
3. Pride and Prejudice Sweatshirt
Let other people dwell on the guilt and misery of a cold winter's day, and spend yours inside wearing this cozy sweatshirt. After all, it is a truth universally acknowledged that cold winter days are perfect for staying in with a cup of Earl Grey, and the entire works of Jane Austen.
Pride and Prejudice Sweatshirt , $42, Out of Print
4. Shakespearean Insult Leggings
These Shakespearean-inspired leggings are such stuff as dreams are made on — and by that, I mean that once you put them on, you'll be drifting off to sleep.
Shakespeare's Insults Collection , $40, Redbubble
5. The Little Prince Socks
“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.” OK, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, but have you ever seen and touched these toasty warm Little Prince-inspired socks?
The Little Price Socks, $10, Out of Print
6. Alice In Wonderland Bathrobe
Sometimes I've worn as many as six different outfits before breakfast. Just kidding! I only wear pajamas 24/7. Indulge your comfy (and slightly mad) side with this Alice in Wonderland-inspired Cheshire Cat robe.
Disney Alice in Wonderland Cheshire Cat Girls Hooded Robe, $40, Hot Topic
7. Anne of Green Gables Scarf
I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Decembers, so that I can wear adorable and warm scarves like THIS ONE. As Anne says, "it is ever so much easier to be good if your clothes are fashionable," which sounds like the perfect reason to treat yo self to this Anne of Green Gables scarf.
Anne of Green Gables Book Scarf , $42, Etsy
8. Jane Eyre Gloves
Even winter has its gleams of sunshine, and these Jane Eyre-inspired gloves are it.
Jane Eyre Writing Gloves, $26, Storiarts
9. Harry Potter Weasley Sweater
Don't let the Muggles (or winter) get you down; cuddle up in this Weasley sweater and you'll completely forget about the storm outside. Then you're free to step into a book and pursue that flighty temptress adventure (from the warmth of your house, of course).
'R' for Ron Weasley™ Knitted Jumper, $92, Warner Bros
10. Hogwarts Robe Snuggie
Finally. The ultimate jackpot. Hogwarts + a snuggie = WINTER WONDERLAND.
Harry Potter, Hogwarts Rules Adult Comfy Throw with Sleeves , $19, Amazon
Images: Warner Bros (2), Amazon, Storiarts (2), Hot Topic, Out of Print (2), Redbubble, Cafepress, Think Geek