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Clothing To Keep You Warm At Home – What To Wear To Stay Warm At Home In Winter

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Wednesday, 17th January, 2024

What To Wear To Stay Warm At Home

If there’s one thing we all want to do this winter it’s to stay warm at home. The easiest and most cost effective way of staying warm in the house it’s dressing well.

Wearing the right clothes for cold weather will not only keep you warm, but it will save on your heating too.

Whether you’re working from home or just staying in, here’s the best clothes to wear at home to keep warm without turning on your heating.

Wear Layers

When it comes to wearing warm clothing, layering is the absolute key. Wearing multiple layers of clothing is going to be the easiest way of keeping warm without turning on your heating.

When I was at school I always remember this physics lesson we got: Rab C Nesbitt wears a string vest and keeps warm. This is because air is a good insulator. Air is trapped in the holes between your skin and the vest.

The lesson was that air is a good insulator, but this applies to layering. Wearing a lot of layers creates the same effect, with air being trapped in each layer.

A warm outfit could consist of the following layers on your top half:

  • T-shirt worn as an undershirt
  • Sweater or sweatshirt
  • Jacket

The more layers you wear, the warmer you will stay. When it comes to winter outfits, layering is the key to looking good and staying as warm as possible.

When it comes to dressing warm in the house, you can layer t-shirts, loungewear or pyjamas with a thick hoodie to keep you warm.

Insulated Base Layers

You can wear insulated base layers of clothing. This includes pieces such as insulated socks, undershirts and leggings or men’s leggings aka meggings.

The insulated base layers are a good starting point to any outfit, and will help stop you from getting cold.

Warm Socks

Warm cotton rich socks

When it comes to your feet, wearing a pair of warm socks will do the trick. A wool pair of socks or insulated socks as mentioned above will do the trick.

It’s important to wear warm socks, especially if you’re walking around your home a lot.

Floors can be cold and walking around barefoot will make you feel cold.

Cosy Footwear

Wearing Uggs Indoors For Warmth

Following on from socks, wearing cosy footwear is another way of keeping your feet warm. The obvious choice here would be some slippers.

You could also wear a pair of trainers or other footwear you have. Wearing any footwear is likely to be better than none at all, and will stop your feet getting cold.

I’ve actually worn my suede Uggs indoors. They are super warm and comfy, and are just like slippers. The sheepskin lining is so nice.

Choosing The Best Materials

When it comes to clothing, another thing to consider is the materials that they are made from. Natural fibres are the best to wear, but even man-made fabrics can be good when they’re nice, thick and chunky.

These are the best materials to wear that will keep you warm.


Cotton is always a good material and is known to keep you warm.

Wear plenty of cotton clothing and make sure it’s layered up, and you’ll be warm. This can be combinations of undershirts, sweatshirts and jackets that will keep you from being cold.


The best material and most known to wear in winter is wool. I absolutely love my wool sweaters, when it comes to the best jumpers for winter, a 100% wool is always my go to option.

Merino wool is another warm wool, but this is thin and required a lot of layering. Lambsool is usually thicker, and then there’s general wool which is a good option too.


People often ask if cashmere is worth it, and my answer is always yes. Cashmere jumpers are expensive, but if you look after them, they will last for years to come.

Invest in a good cashmere sweater if you can. It will not only keep you warm in the house but outside too, and they are also very stylish too.


Fleeces are often made from man-made materials such as polyester or a mix of wool and other fibres. But they are usually very thick, heavy and chunky which makes them a good choice to keep warm.

Robes And Dressing Gowns

Thinking of wearing a robe or dressing gown when you’re sitting in the house? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one.

So many people now wear a dressing gown or robe in the house as part of their daily outfit if they’re just sitting in the house doing nothing.

Hats, Scarves And Gloves

Wearing a scarf with a coat in the Winter

If you are really feeling the cold in the house, don’t rule out wearing hats, scarves and gloves.

While it may look like overkill, and it probably is, if you’re just sitting in the house and want to keep warm, you can add these accessories to your outfit and they’ll definitely help.

Heat rises, so any heat you have in your body will exit from your head. A wool hat or other type of winter hat will keep the heat in as much as possible.

If you’ve got cold hands, wearing warm wool gloves is an easy answer to stop that.

A scarf will keep your neck warm and add another layer to your outfit.

Wearing hat, scarves and gloves is probably a last resort when it comes to indoor warm clothing, and there’s a few things you can do to your house to keep warm which may be a better idea.

Bonus Tips On How To Keep Warm At Home

Amazon Sherpa Fleece Blanket To Stay Warm

Here’s some bonus tips on how you can keep warm in your house without using your heating.


One of my favourite things to do is use a cosy blanket. I bought a Sherpa fleece blanket from Amazon years ago and it’s one of the best things I’ve bought.

For most of the year it acts as a throw on a bed or sofa, but when I want a cosy night with a film, TV or football, I use the Sherpa blanket.

As you can imagine, it gets used a lot in the winter.

I bought a double, which is literally the size of a double duvet. They are brilliant, and it keeps me so warm.

Hot Water Bottle

Whether it’s on my office chair while I’m working from home or it’s in my Sherpa blanket, I use a hot water bottle when it’s really cold.

This is such an easy way to keep warm, and they last for hours.

Filling a hot water bottle and having it on my person or next to me keeps me warm for 3 – 4 hours before it needs another fill. That’s only 2 fills a day, and this way I can wear less layers or not resort to put the heating on.

Draught Excluders

When you do have heat, you’ll want to keep it in. This is where products like draught excluders come in handy. Put on down at the base of your doors and it should help keep the heating in.


Using curtains is another key way of keeping heat in a room. Heat is easily lost through windows, so closing curtains is going to help keep as much heat in the room as possible.

You can even put up blankets or other sheets if you don’t have curtains, and it will do a similar job if curtains are not an option.

Keeping Warm At Home This Winter

And there you have it, plenty of tips on what to wear to keep warm this winter at home. The key things to remember are:

  • Wear plenty of layers
  • Choose the right clothing, including wool, base layers, undergarments and sweaters
  • Keep your feet warm with warm socks
  • Wear cosy footwear such as slippers
  • Use hot water bottles and blankets to stay warm
  • Keep your home warm using curtains and draught excluders

Follow these tips on how to dress for winter and you’ll stay warm in your house this season.

Michael Adams

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Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

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