Cozy clothes and sweaters to get through the worst of the winter

Winter sucks where I live at this time of year and it’s really cold and gray most of the time. Plus it gets dark so early. Last night I went to a tanning booth, just for 10 minutes and with all my clothes on, to improve my mood. I do that a handful off times in the winter. Another thing that makes me feel good is wearing clothes that are cozy while looking somewhat put together. I like to wear comfortable sweaters with nice jeans, leggings that look presentable and pullover tops that you can accessorize to wear out. If you do your hair and makeup you can look fashionable without having to go to much effort. This is an Amazon post so please feel free to research alternatives. (Also I know my recommended stuff is basic! I love solid colors and versatile separates. I do like a nice bold print but high rated products with prints and stripes are actually harder to find on Amazon.)

Comfortable jeggings you can probably sleep in
A reviewer called these $20 jeggings “Pajama jeans work edition” which is clever and reminds me of my daily wardrobe. She writes that you “can wear them to work because they have pretend pockets and belt loops!” and that she might buy more. Other people love them because they’re “comfortable,” “thick” and “soft.” Women who are sized small, medium, large and xx-large give them positive reviews although some write that they run a little big. They come in five colors including black and light wash.

A turtleneck to layer under sweaters and dresses
I love turtlenecks so much that I had to check and make sure I didn’t link this $16 turtleneck before. I didn’t! I included a cashmere turtleneck in our holiday fashion post and a turtleneck tunic in another. Turtlenecks are great layering pieces, especially under knit dresses and sweaters. You can make a summer dress more versatile with a turtleneck underneath and tights. This great slouchy turtleneck comes in gray, black and navy. Reviewers write that “it’s extremely soft, not too warm, not too thin,” however some say that the navy color is so dark it looks almost black. Here’s a really cute plus-sized option in more colors.

A long cardigan that can be dressed up or down
This lightweight long cardigan would make a great transition piece to spring while being a cozy sweater to lounge in at home. It’s just $25 and comes in five colors and sizes from x-small to xx-large. A reviewer writes that the “fit is perfect,” and that it “looks classy, not boxy.” It’s also said to “wash and wear wonderfully.” Here’s another long cardigan from Lark & Ro.

A chunky sweater you’ll want to wear all winter
Chunky sweaters are another one of my go-to pieces in the winter. They just feel cozy and warm. This sweater is priced different depending on size and color, with the most popular colors and sizes running less than $34. Women write that “it looks great tucked into jeans or with leggings,” that it’s acrylic so it doesn’t shrink and that it’s “very comfortable” and “actually keeps you warm.” Some people warn that you need to order a size up if you’re going for the oversize look like in the photo.

A bright long sleeve t-shirt that’s anything but basic
I have a lot of clothes but my go-to pieces are always solid color basics like this long sleeve t-shirt from Amazon. It’s a bargain at just $11 and comes in so many colors you’ll want several. Sizes range from x-small to xx-large. You could easily wear this on top of a t-shirt to the gym, to bed or out with a sweater or accessories over it.

A cute pair of ankle boots that make you look put together
Nice shoes can tie an outfit together and in the winter that’s boots. These best selling Sam Edelman ankle boots retail around $100 and come in a lot of colors and prints depending on your size. Reviewers say they hold up for a long time, that they’re versatile, and that they fit nice and are comfortable. However some reviewers say the sizing is off and you should order half a size up.

A comfy sweatshirt with stripes to brighten your day
I’ve been watching The Good Place and wanting to copy Eleanor’s style. She has a few rainbow-print tops that I’d love to steal. I spent a lot time looking through Amazon and apart from a rainbow sweater with four reviews I couldn’t find anything rainbow print that I would recommend! So here’s a cute sweatshirt with a bright stripe print. Reviewers call it a “perfect retro looking top” that’s comfortable, cute and stylish. Some women write that the arms are too short though.

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  1. Meowuirose says:

    I love these posts! Keep em coming…and now in eyeing those leggings lol

  2. Sunnyjyl says:

    I’m so cold, I don’t want to change out of my pajamas to get dressed for work. I’d love some big, chunky sweaters delivered to my door.

  3. Audrey says:

    Stay away from acrylic! It does not keep you warm! I love cashmere and wool for the winter…especially cashmere socks!

    • LadyMTL says:

      I can barely tolerate acrylic, something about it makes me itch something fierce. I also have a problem with wool, even merino wool and some types of cashmere…I just itch. If it’s more than 5% wool I can’t wear it, alas. That said, I do have a pretty impressive collection of sweaters and I love them during this time of year when it’s horribly cold outside. Nothing beats being snuggled up in a chunky sweater!

    • derpshooter says:

      Same here, I’m always cold in acrylic no matter how thick it is.

  4. Becks1 says:

    I have those leggings in black. They look really cute, but my problem is that they tend to fall down a bit. I’m constantly hiking them back up.

  5. Cee says:

    Please do a pajamas/lounge wear next! I need comfy and warm pajamas lol

  6. JennyJenny says:

    Great pieces!
    Here in Chicago, it’s currently Zero, with a minus 22 degree windchill.

    However tomorrow, the high is ONLY going to be -11°, along with a deadly windchill as well. Dang Polar Vortex!!!

    PS ~ just went to order the leggings; they don’t ship for 1 to 2 months … : (

    • AnnaKist says:

      I stand corrected, JennyJenny – see my below moment. I’ve concluded that I’m a….wuss. I detest the searing hot weather we are having here right now – the kind that melts the tar on the road and buckles train tracks. I long for our mild Winter, when it’s considered ‘’freezing ‘’ if the daytime temperature drops to 14°C. I would never be able to cope in Chicago, and admire your remarkable fortitude.

  7. Ali says:

    I have a Gap sweater with a rainbow striped heart and I call it my Eleanor sweater lol. It makes me happy when I wear it.

  8. AnnaKist says:

    Siiiiigh. Now I have winter envy. We are experiencing unprecedented heatwave conditions down here, and I can no longer even grumble, as I do every Summer, about moving to Tasmania. It’s just been too bloody hot everywhere. I love the look of turtle-neck jumpers, but cannot stand wearing them – the neck annoys me so much I become agitated. I cannot wait for cardi weather, though.

    • Anners says:

      Come to Toronto! It’s -25 Celsius (without the windchill) and we just had snowmageddon. You will *definitely* cool off 🥶😉

    • Bella Bella says:

      I can’t wear turtlenecks either. I feel like I am choking. However, LL Bean makes a great mock turtleneck in a pima cotton that feels delicious and has the raised neckline but is soft and loose.

  9. atlantic says:

    I like the look of the sweater and the price so clicked through but unfortunately they don’t ship to Canada. US celebitchies take advantage of that $34 price! I found it on and it’s $130 here.

  10. Liz version 700 says:

    Love these posts! Those leggings look great!

  11. Lila says:

    Love these posts! My amazon wishlist just got longer.