Who needs itchy wool, rough twill, or static-filled fleece when you can cover yourself in flannel? Iconic buffalo (red and black) plaid evokes lumberjacks, ski lodges, and ’90s grunge all at once, but also is the one of the coziest patterns on the market. Here are some stylish ideas to help you make peace with the cold, whether you hunk down inside or venture out with a tiny friend in tow.
Go ahead, hit the snooze button. Amazon
Send a PajamaGram to yourself or to a love one’s door and step into these double-brushed flannel beauties made from pure cotton. If you’ve ever been annoyed that matching button-down tops and loose-fitting drawstring pants are cut and designed for men too often, you’ll appreciate this more closely cut set, right down to the piping on the long-sleeve cuffs.
For a two-dog night. Amazon
Crisp cotton or percale sheets can lose their appeal fast when temperatures drop. This flannel bedroom set has a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases that are brushed in an eight-step process that ensures extra coziness and prevents pilling. Fill your dreams with happy dogs running through pine forests, and take comfort in knowing that the fitted sheet’s 360-degree elastic will stay secure, even as you toss and turn.
It’s what’s on the inside that counts. Amazon
Carhartt’s signature cotton duck fabric is designed to withstand hard work and rugged conditions. But underneath all that toughness is a layer of sweet flannel softness. What’s more, the pockets and belt loops on these dungarees are reinforced for durability, and the 19-inch pant leg openings make them easy to pair with your favorite boots.
Timeless appeal. Amazon
It’s unlikely that this shirt’s 100-percent “boulder-washed” cotton has actually taken a beating in some rapids. Nonetheless, Woolrich has designed a heavyweight flannel for the ages. The gussets in the underarms let you move freely without damaging the material, and the loop on the back of the shirt allows for easy storage in a gym locker while you do some actual bouldering.
Too cute for Instagram or even your living room. Amazon
This fleece-lined plaid hoodie will get you and your pooch strolling around town in matching outfits. Your dog might not shove its paws into the velcro-secured pocket, but you can tuck their favorite toy in there for safekeeping (provided you can get it out of their mouth). The front is fastened with snaps and the hood is detachable, in case your furry friend prefers to feel the wind in their hair.