Five Warm, Cozy Tops You Need for Winter

Living in the Northeast I definitely get a taste of all the seasons, which I love.  However, the subarctic temps that we’ve had this winter have made me really evaluate items in my wardrobe that keep me feeling the warmest and coziest whether I’m just hanging out at home or going out!  If you are having the same struggle, I’ve gathered my top five coziest tops to share with you.  Here’s to all of us being warm and cozy all winter:


Barefoot dreams cardigan
You’ll be dreaming in this Barefoot Dreams cardigan!

Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan – I first heard about Barefoot Dreams on YouTube.  It is a line sold at Nordstrom and they make robes, sweaters and blankets that are supposed to be incredibly soft and warm.  I purchased the robe and the circle cardigan last year and I have to say that everything is TRUE!  I am always cold, year-round, and this is the only material that truly keeps me warm!  I wear the circle cardigan all the time and not only is it cute, but comfy and warm.  (It also washes really well!) If you don’t have anything by Barefoot Dreams I’d highly recommend it!  It is a bit spendy, but usually some of the items get marked down during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale (end of summer).  There are many great colors available.  I have the color “Stone,” which is a neutral beige/cream.

Gap fringe cardigan
Stand out from the crowd in this Gap cardigan.

Gap Fringe open Cardigan – This was a recent find at the Gap and was marked down during one of the many after-holiday sales that have been going on.  It’s warm and comfy but also stylish.  I don’t like cardigans that look frumpy, and this one has a special twist with a little fringe detail that goes up and down the sweater.  You could dress it up if you wanted to but still stay warm and cozy!




This sweatshirt is feminine and cozy. Love the rose gold zipper!!

Athleta Cozy Karma Sweatshirt (only color left on website is black)- This sweatshirt is like a slice of heaven!  First can we talk about the beautiful wheat color and the rose gold zipper???  But let’s not stop there!  You have the beautiful criss-cross detail in the front and the back comes down long enough to cover your bum so they are great with leggings! Now for the cozy and warm part – there is a fuzzy fleece inside that is so nice around your neckline and in the sweatshirt.  This thing is WARM!  It also has the holes in the sleeve for your thumbs if you like to wear that way.  This sweatshirt is over $100 but I am really picky and am so happy with the quality and versatility of this piece.  I am already getting so much use out of it!

Athleta honeycomb sweater
This simple sweater from Athleta is so comfy!

Athleta Thermal Honeycomb sweater – I certainly have been doing some shopping at Athleta this season.  I am fairly new to the brand and am really impressed with the fit and quality of their clothes.  This split hem thermal sweater is perfect for lounging around the house or running errands in!  (It is also on SALE!)  It is long enough to wear with leggings but dressy enough so that you look put together.  Casual dressing doesn’t need to be sloppy to be comfortable!



There’s nothing cozier than a classic cowlneck in the softest material!

LOFT Cowlneck Top (similar) – I found a cozy cowlneck top recently at LOFT.  I’m not sure if mine is still available, but I found something similar on their website and it’s currently 60% off!  This material is not bulky, but so soft and cozy you could sleep in it!  You can wear it with pajama bottoms, leggings or jeans, whatever your mood or style!  Plus, I personally love a cowlneck.  I think it’s a classic, flattering style that is in fashion year after year!

So, I hope you have found some inspiration to be cozy and stylish all winter long!  Please share some of your favorites in the comments.  Let’s all help each other stay warm and comfy this season!