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.
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
You’ll sacrifice the ridiculousness of the look for the ridiculously warm results.
Caren Forbes Faux Fur Ear Muffs, $28, shoptiques.com
A knit dress is a street style staple, plus it’s extra warm for blistery days.
Vila Knitted Dress, $30.56, asos.com
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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