We’re approaching the cold season and the best way to make the most of the cold weather is to buy a warm set of pyjamas, a fluffy dressing gown, a pair of BIG slippers and then spend as much time as possible indoors wearing them. Honestly if I could hibernate in a pair of my favourite pyjamas for the whole of winter I so would.
I’ve picked out some my favourite nightwear/loungewear items, everything is below £35 which makes everything affordable enough for you to buy for yourself or to gift somebody else considering Christmas is just around the corner. Just click on the images below if you want to shop:
I personally think that pyjama sets like the ones above (long sleeved shirt and wide leg, long trousers) are the most flattering type and nothing beats a coordinated set. It’s a great way to be stylish and comfortable in the bedroom.
On the other hand, if you’re anything like me and you wriggle around a lot when you sleep, wide leg pyjamas are extremely annoying because they ride up and your legs get cold. Instead you should opt for a legging style of pyjama trouser, or anything where the cuffs are tighter at the bottom to avoid getting cold legs! In the winter I only wear this style of pyjama.
You can’t survive winter without some big animal slippers. I adore these penguin slippers, they’d be such a lovely Christmas gift (hint hint to my boyfriend if you’re reading this) but if £16 is a bit too much to spend on slippers, try New Look or Primark for cheaper versions.
Next will always be my go-to shop for dressing gowns, they’re so inexpensive, very good quality and they have such a wide range to chose from. Below are two of my faves:
Am I the only one who can’t sleep without an eye mask? I’ve been laughed at by so many people I’ve shared a room with for wearing one! ‘You don’t need an eye mask just close your eyes’ is what my ex would always say, but I’m an extremely light sleeper and will wake up if there’s even a little bit of noise or light, so wearing an eye mask helps me get to sleep and to stay asleep as I don’t have to worry about being woken by light. You can buy one for a couple of pounds and I can guarantee you’ll have a better night sleep if you try it.
Also it’s scientifically proven that eye masks actually aid sleeping: when your brain senses pure darkness it releases melatonin (the sleep chemical) which obviously helps to induce sleep. And you can throw that fact back in the face of anyone who laughs because you wear an eye mask!
I love to shop at Primark for pyjamas, mainly because it’s so inexpensive but also because I really like their cute designs. I bought a fluffy Lilo & Stitch pyjama set from there recently for about £10 and I’ve been living in them ever since.
I rarely buy nightwear from Topshop because I’m of the opinion that it’s always too pricey for what you’re getting. However, I love their loungewear, you should definitely check it out if you already haven’t.
I bought these pyjamas about 6 months ago, they got me through the summer and I’m actually wearing them as I write this post. Missguided are the best website if you’re looking for more sexy nightwear or those satin look sets like the one below.
And finally, New Look is another good website for cheap pyjamas, they have a range of dressing gowns, pyjama sets, pyjama shirts or you can mix and match.