15 Cozy and Soft Loungewear Pieces to Bundle Up in This Winter

Published on: Oct 14, 2021fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round
the best loungewear for cold weatherPhoto: Target, L.L.Bean, Softwear | Design: theSkimm

Since the temps are dropping soon (in some places), we’re eyeing the fireplace and packing our closet with all things cozy. From loungewear sets to fuzzy socks, we’re here to help winterize your wardrobe. Aka swap lighter summer pieces for warmer things you can really lounge in (with lots of stretch too). Let’s just say if bundling up was an Olympic Sport, we’d be bringing home gold.


sleep romperMili Mili
A sleep romper made from bamboo rayon jersey…

With adjustable shoulder straps and pockets, it’s the cozy lounge option you didn’t know you needed. It’s ideal to snooze in, but if you wanna keep it on during daylight hours (you’ll want to — trust us), just layer a long-sleeve shirt underneath. We have one and it is so convenient to throw on in the morning. It’s stretchy, so we can wear it for hours without feeling constricted. Plus the banana print? Too cute. ($140, MiliMili)

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black loungewear setLively
A jogger set you can do practically anything in…

Like running errands, picking up coffee, or....doing absolutely nothing. This terry-soft jogger bundle by LIVELY is made with ultra lightweight fabric you can wear season after season. Without getting too warm or too cold. It also comes in two neutral colors so you can accessorize any way you please. Or pair with your fave top or bottom since each piece looks just as chic on its own. Talk about a casual flex. Add to cart.* ($95, LIVELY)

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leopard print sherpa sweatshirtTarget
A leopard-print sherpa sweatshirt for chilly mornings…

Sometimes rolling out of bed seems nearly impossible because of that rush of cold air you know you’re gonna feel once you remove the covers. Enter: this hoodie. Keep it by your bed and avoid shivering as you make your morning coffee. It’s made from 35% recycled polyester as a part of an initiative to reduce plastic waste in landfills. It’s also part of Sandy Liang’s collection for Target, a New-York-based and Asian-American designer who mixes fun patterns with traditional comfort pieces. ($60, Target)

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blue henley sweater with front buttonsLunya
An oversized long-sleeve henley you’ll wanna wear everywhere... 

Zoom meetings, neighborhood walks, the movies, slumber parties...you name it. This cozy cotton-silk henley combines the best parts of shirts with the best parts of sweaters. Plus, it’s machine washable and thermoregulating (translation: It cools you down when you’re hot, and warms you up if you get chilly). We’re big fans of the extra long cuffs, tortoiseshell buttons, and undercover pocket. Oh, and the blue and green colors. Slip into it.* ($218, Lunya)

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drapey sleep tankGirlfriend Collective
A recycled cotton and tencel modal sleep tank if you tend to be a hot snoozer…

Instead of having to change right before bed, layer this shirt under something heavier during the day, and then slip under the covers when you’re ready. It’s incredibly soft to the touch, with a loose, drapey fit and an open scoop neck. It also happens to be biodegradable. Catch us chilling in this. ($38, Girlfriend Collective)

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lady gaga sweatshirtAmazon
A Lady Gaga sweatshirt because why not rep an icon while you lounge…

This hoodie speaks for itself. And if you’re couch surfing all weekend, you might as well pay homage to Mother Monster. Watch as we dive into (another) rewatch of “A Star Is Born.” ($39.99, Amazon)

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plush robeL.L.Bean
A plush robe to give you full blanket-burrito vibes…

We’re talking hotel-level luxury right in the comfort of your own home. Made from fleece with a sherpa-lined hood and sleeves, this robe won’t pill or shed. It’ll give you one final reason to not go out in the first place. ($99, L.L.Bean)

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pink sweatshirt with word ambitious across frontPhenomenal
A crew-neck pullover to wear during work meetings…

No shame if you wear this to your end-of-year review. Pssst...it runs slightly oversized, so if you want a more fitted feel, we suggest sizing down. ($59, Phenomenal)

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sweater jumpsuit with waist tie and hoodEloquii
A fuzzy sweater jumpsuit that’ll really keep you warm…

It’s got a hood, two front pockets, and a waist tie so it won’t be baggy. Consider it an elevated adult version of a onesie. You can wear it as you work from home, and keep it on if you’ve got some afternoon errands to check off your to-do list. ($119.95, Eloquii)

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tie dye jogger pantsSoftwear
Tie-dye joggers for easy everyday wear...

Made from buttery-soft fabric, these pants are hand-dyed. They’re also tailored, so size up if you prefer a looser fit (uh, who doesn’t). All materials are sustainably sourced and produced by a family-run mill in the US. And a huge bonus...they’re pill-resistant. So no annoying little fabric balls lining the waistband. We have a pair and they’re a go-to. ($97, Softwear)

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black v-neck pocket T-shirtFreedom Company
A V-neck pocket tee that’s a must-have basic for layering…

Made from pre-shrunk cotton, this shirt is the closet staple for any season. What we love most is how it’s made: Freedom Company ethically sources materials and produces everything using slave-free labor in the US. Factories are regularly visited and fair living wages are implemented to make sure every step of the process is held to the highest standard. Every few months, Free Company pairs with a non-profit organization to give back. PS: We’ve worn this shirt and it’s very soft. We even ran it through the wash a few times and it hasn’t pilled, stretched, or gotten scratchy. ($35, Freedom Company)

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mens jogger pants in gray with polo pony logoNordstrom
Tapered PJ pants if the guy in your life won’t let go of his old sweatpants…

It’s time to move on. These cotton pants from Polo Ralph Lauren have the iconic polo pony logo and a relaxed fit. They’re available in three colors, so once he feels how comfortable they are, he’ll be coming back for more. ($44, Nordstrom)

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denim fleece-lined leggingsNordstrom
Fleece-lined denim leggings if you wanna feel a bit more dressed up…

But not dressed up enough to put actual jeans on. These are the comfortable middle ground. They’re incredibly warm for chilly days and have just the right amount of stretch if you’re sitting at a desk. ($54, Nordstrom)

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white leggings with scrunched bottoms Alo
Or high-waisted traditional leggings if the idea of denim seems too foregin…

Real pants? We don’t know her. You can workout in this pair and then go straight into chilling. The best part is the built-in leg-warmer effect. Aka the bottoms are long so you can scrunch them up for warmth. We’ve tried a pair and find them to be very cozy for the winter months. ($108, Alo)

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fuzzy patterned socksAmazon
Fuzzy socks to help you avoid the dreaded toesicles…

Maybe it’s just us, but having icy feet during the day is just too darn uncomfortable. These come in a ton of different colors and patterns, and in a set of three or six, so you’ll be able to rotate them throughout the week. And since you’ll always have a pair to slip into, you won’t have to deal with cold floors. Phew. ($9.99+/3 pack, Amazon)

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