While there’s certainly something to be said for the warmer spring and summer months, there’s just so much to love about fall. Falling temperatures and changing weather reminds us that we don’t necessarily have to get dressed up and go out to have a good time. Sometimes a cozy night at home is exactly what the doctor ordered.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that a night in can’t be special. Whether you’re planning some much-needed “me” time for the weekend or having the gang over for a fun night in, you’ll want the following items on hand to make everyone feel pampered.
1. Comfy and Cozy Clothing
Spending the night at home should be all about getting comfortable and toasty warm on the sofa or in your favorite chair. However, that doesn’t have to mean that it can’t be stylish. This season, you don’t have to choose between fashion and comfort, thanks to the wealth of trendy new options on the market.
Get ready to get comfy by pairing classic black leggings with a chunky oversized sweater or slipping a cable-knit cardigan on over your favorite fitted fashion tee. Not quite in the mood for a sweater? Try a pretty western Aztec poncho instead. For your feet, we recommend a luxurious pair of warm, fuzzy socks in your favorite color.
2. Comfort Clogs
Whether you’re having family over for dinner or getting ready to enjoy a girl’s night in with your best friends, sometimes you’re just not quite comfortable staying in your stocking feet. However, you might want to forgo heels, wedges and boots that might make it hard to unwind as much as you like.
Try stocking up on some of this fall’s hottest options in comfort clogs instead. Options from top companies like Dansko, BOC and Alegria are supportive and comfortable enough that even professionals like nurses and chefs swear by them. However, an entire host of pretty patterns, colors, and styles make them fashionable enough that you could wear them out to dinner as well. They are absolutely perfect for prepping a family feast in the kitchen or hanging out in the living room to enjoy a holiday movie marathon.
3. Blankets and Wraps
Is there anything more comforting than curling up under a cozy blanket when it’s windy, rainy, or snowy outside? This fall, treat yourself to some inviting new options to snuggle under when the temperature drops and the weather demands that you stay indoors. Think fabrics like faux fur or soft chenille! It’s simply not possible to have too many blankets and throws—especially when you’re expecting company.
Looking for a little bit of cozy you can wear around the house? Try adding some cozy shawls, wraps, or cardigans to your repertoire. You can keep extras on hand for guests or friends to enjoy as well.
4. Warm Seasonal Drinks
What quiet night in could possibly feel complete without something warm and inviting to sip on while you enjoy some intimate conversation or an epic Netflix marathon with your favorite people? Make your next lazy night at home one to remember with a special coffee, tea, or grown-up cocoa to enjoy. Mulled wine or hot cider are also terrific picks.
Don’t assume that the standard mugs you’re used to are your only choices when it comes to drinking vessels, though. Try pouring your go-to holiday concoctions into thermal tumblers that’ll keep your libations at the perfect sipping temperature for hours on end. They work just as well for cold drinks.
Planning on making a long night of it by binge-watching the latest season of your favorite HBO show? Nothing puts the finishing touch on a wonderful evening like some cozy pajamas and the right pair of slippers. Think luxurious fur-lined options from top brands like Uggs or whimsical printed options that take you all the way back to your childhood, thanks to names like Snoozies! You’ll stay cozy right up until bedtime, guaranteed.
At the end of the day, a relaxing fall evening spent at home is one of the best ways to relax and unwind this fall. Explore the possibilities for yourself today!