The Chic, Cozy Winter Staple Your Loungewear Look Is Missing

Jenni Kayne

With the onset of winter, it naturally becomes harder and harder to pull yourself out from under the warmth of your covers. To make the departure from bed that much worse is the shock you get when your feet meet the cold floor — even a walk to the bathroom can feel like an arduous trip. Now, think about if right next to your bed there was something plush and warm to slide your exposed feet into. Wouldn’t that make your morning so much better? By securing yourself a pair of cute house slippers, you can really start your day off on the right foot and up your loungewear game at the same time.

Just because you may be spending the day around the house lounging or doing chores doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style. With slippers ranging from sophisticated mules to cloud-like slides in luxe fabrics of cashmere, shearling, and velvet, you’ll be able to keep your toes toasty in pairs you’ll want to show off (not tuck away when your house guests show up for the holidays). So whether you're looking to cover those bare feet or desperately need to toss an old worn out pair, you should start dropping hints to loved ones before Christmas. Or, take the lead and do a little slipper self-gifting — your feet deserve it.

No matter your style or budget, there’s a set for you, with some so chic you may be tempted to wear them outdoors. That won’t be a problem if you select the Cream Shearling Slippers from Sleeper, as the brand even writes that it recommends you wear them outdoors. So when you slide this pair on, there's no need to change for a dash to the store or a run to the coffee shop. For $390, the splurge-worthy sheepskin duo will be a soft and cozy space for your feet to rest after a long day.

Hosting an intimate gathering at your home? No need to pick out a pair of heels; just slip into these burgundy velvet slides from Birdies for $140. The celestial-inspired crystal embellishments and satin quilted sole are all elegance and make for the perfect party shoe. Don’t let the design fool you, though — this rich velvet duo may look like just a stylish flat, but it provides the support of a sneaker and the comfort of a slipper with its seven layer responsive cushion technology. You won’t have to sacrifice style for comfort with this pair.

Your shoes for home don’t have to be any less stylish than what you would wear outdoors, and the options ahead prove it. Continue on to shop 12 pairs of seriously cute house slippers that you’ll never want to take off.