18 of the Coziest Pieces You Could Possibly Wear in This Weather 

With the term “polar vortex” officially becoming a part of this season’s lexicon and Mother Nature not having plans to change this below freezing thing any time soon, warm clothing is essential. But what would winter be without those cozy pieces that make you feel like you’re sitting by a wood-burning fireplace, clutching a steaming cup of cocoa even as you brave icy winds and slushy snow? Here are 18 of the comfiest pieces you can wear in this bitter cold weather.

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Sweater Cape

A roomy cape with a thick turtleneck is both comfy and warm.

Pepe Jeans London Roll Neck Cape, $96.30, asos.com

Cable Knit Mini Dress

Sexy mixes with cozy comfort in a bold, blood red thick knit mini.

Cable Knit Dress, $29.99, mango.com

Ear Muffs

You’ll sacrifice the ridiculousness of the look for the ridiculously warm results.

Caren Forbes Faux Fur Ear Muffs, $28, shoptiques.com

Knit Dress

A knit dress is a street style staple, plus it’s extra warm for blistery days.

Vila Knitted Dress, $30.56, asos.com

Cropped Sweater

Crop tops are everywhere, even in near-freezing temperatures. The reason? The oversized fit allows for layering and the thickness of the sweater provides much-needed warmth.

Bold Stripes Cropped Sweater, $15.80, forever21.com

Furry Boots

The perfect winter boot, the furry interior tricks your feet into thinking it’s relaxing by a cozy fireplace instead of trudging through icy, slushy snow.

Kalso Earth Shoe Pike Cold Weather Boot, $190, bonton.com

Chunky Sweater Dress

When one thinks about the word “cozy,” it often comes with the word “chunky” alongside it. This long sleeve chunky sweater dress provides maximum coverage and maximum comfort.

Vanessa Bruno Athé Chunky Knit Sweater Dress, $400, matchesfashion.com

Infinity Scarf

Longer than its equally fashionable sister the snood, the extra length in an infinity scarf allows for it to be adjustable as needed.

Cable Knit Infinity Scarf, $275, jamesperse.com

Cable Knit Pencil Skirt

An innovative way to incorporate the classic cable knit, this pencil skirt is roomy enough to move around comfortably.

Cable Jacquard Pencil Skirt, $177, tibi.com

Over-The-Knee Chunky Knit Sock

Chunky socks are just one of those things that are essential to a comfortable outfit.

Over The Knee Mix Knit Socks, $9.26, asos.com

Knit Sweater

This sweater is so soft, you’ll want to go to bed in it.

Knit Sweater, $19.95, hm.com

Faux Fur Snood

Snoods are great at keeping your neck warm without the bother of having to constantly adjust, as is often the case with scarves. And this one is furry, too!

Lux Twist Fur Snood, $50, topshop.com

Ear Muff Cap

Stinging ears are a sensation you wouldn’t even wish on your worst enemy.

Cashmere Blended Ear Muff Cap, $9.90, uniqlo.com

Jacquard Treggings

Tired of the sheerness inherent to leggings? Enter treggings. Thicker than leggings and cut like a trouser, treggings are the latest iteration of the legging.

Gingham Jacquard Treggings, $50, topshop.com

Cashmere Blend Tights

Sure, you could go to the drugstore and spend $5 on a pair of tights, but why would you want to with tights as luxurious as these, encasing your legs in the softest fabric.

Fogal Black Wool-Solk-Cashmere Nepal Tights, $190, stylebop.com

Cable Knit Beret

Hate earmuff caps (which you shouldn’t because they are totally adorable)? This knit beret is a good substitute.

Classic Cable Knit Beret, $6.80, forever21.com

Maxi Gloves

The wrist-length cut of your average glove is often too short to cover that inch of exposed skin between the glove and the sleeve of your coat. The solution? Maxi gloves. 

Maison Martin Margiela Wool Maxi Gloves With Leather Elbow Patches, $199, stylebop.com

Fluffy Cardigan

Fluffy, furry pillows are one of the coziest things to snuggle into, and this furry cardigan mimics that effect on your body.

Fluffy Cardigan, $59.95, hm.com