Cozy Night In Essentials
Lately I’ve been prioritizing cozy nights indoors. When the weather gets colder and the sun begins to set earlier, an evening of self-care often intrigues me more than a long night out. Most evenings like these start with a long bath and some self-care rituals like writing, baking or reading. Then I’ll usually watch a seasonal movie and sip on a cup of tea. To ensure my night is extra enjoyable, I reach for some cozy essentials. If you’d like to recreate your own comfy night in, I hope you’ll take inspiration from my go-to items for a relaxing evening indoors.
Comfy clothes are an obvious must-have for a night in. A soft sweater or a long-sleeve tee paired with knit pants is the perfect combo to start your outfit. I don’t splurge too much on my loungewear since no one really sees me wearing it. One of my favorite stores to shop basic, inexpensive loungewear is H&M. You can find several pieces that are equally chic as cozy.
Next, I add a robe or a wrap cardigan (my favorite option) for extra warmth. Layers are the key for creating a super comfy outfit. You also cannot go wrong with some thick socks and a pair of slippers. I’ve been eyeing these faux fur ones from & Other Stories that I’m sure to purchase in the next weeks. If you want to feel a little sexier on your night in, a lingerie set is essential. I love this non-padded, lacy bra that’s much more comfortable than your typical bra.
Once I’m wearing something comfortable, I try to create a cozy atmosphere. First, start with a clean, tidy space. It’s difficult to relax and enjoy your evening indoors when your environment is a mess. Next, you can set the mood by lighting some seasonal candles. I’m obsessed with this Diptyque Feu de Bois dupe I found on Amazon recently.
I also like to add some extra blankets to my space so I can easily curl up with one when I’m feeling cold. Bring out the pillows for even more comfort. Lastly, I like to steep some tea and sometimes prepare a snack for my night in. Black tea has been my go-to recently, so I’ve been loving this London fog blend from Harney & Sons (one of my favorite brands). It’s tastes divine with a splash of non-dairy milk.
An evening indoors is the perfect time to pamper yourself. A quality bath bomb and a creamy shower gel are my essentials for a relaxing shower or bath. You can also add a rich body crème, a hydrating face mask and any other indulgent skincare items. My day-to-day skincare routine is often simple and quick, but during a night in, I spend more time applying my products and even add extra serums and creams to my routine.
What are your night in essentials for fall? Let me know in the comments below.