We know it might be nearing the end of winter, but chilly mornings and frosty nights are looking like they’re here to stay for a little while still. In what has been one of the coldest winters we can remember in many parts of Southern and Eastern Australia, there’s one accessory we’ve turned to the entire time. It’s probably not the first thought that jumps to mind, but once you think about it, it makes total sense! We present; the humble slipper. Keep reading to find out why it’s a non-negotiable for our winter wardrobes.
5 Reasons You Need Slippers
When it comes to the top five reasons you should invest in a pair of slippers, we’ve thought of everything! Consider investing in a new pair because slippers:
Keep your feet cosy and warm
We’ll start with an obvious reason. So cosy! So warm! What’s not to love about a pair of white fluffy slippers?! In the wintertime, we can barely brave stepping a toe out of bed, so having a pair of warm slippers ready to slide into is a true relief. Like a little cocoon, it allows for gentle, sleepy starts to the day as you prepare your morning coffee in peace.
Boost your immune system
We bet you didn’t see this one coming! During the winterttime especially, it’s important to look after your immune system as this is often the time we pick up nasty bugs. Wearing wram slippers is a way to help your body retain its natural heat and keep blood circulation flowing. All of which actually provides a little boost to your your immune system to fight off diseases. Who knew!
Perfect footwear for lounging at home
On a more practical note, wearing shoes indoors like slippers is a really good way to help prevents accidents and slips. Invest in a pair of slippers with a bit of grip to them to ensure you get the most out of their safety benefits too. Instead of walking around barefoot, slide into some comfy slippers to keep your feet protected in the bathroom where water is involved, or in the kitchen.
You can even wear them outdoors
They’ve become the latest fashion accessory! Yes, you read that right. It’s not just us who think so either. There are tons of celebs and everyday people alike who are turning to slippers as the new ‘cool’ footwear thanks to the trend of loungewear brought on by extended lockdowns. Keep your feet cosy literally all day long from the moment you step out of bed, to the time you’re in the office (and in between!) We’re not talking about wearing your moccasins either, we’re talking about super cute black fluffy slippers that pair exceptionally well with jeans and a tee!
Built for comfort – say goodbye to uncomfortable heels
Following on from the breaking news that outdoor slipper wearing is an actual thing, we say invest in slippers for pure comfort! There’s a time and a place for heels still, we get it, and you probably don’t want to wear them to your sister’s wedding, however for the most part why say no to a little extra comfort? If the dress code is casual or even smart casual, throw on your slipper slides, and save your feet from pain. Wearing slippers is perfect if you get swollen feet too.
Inspired to jump onboard the slipper bandwagon? Hooray! The trick is to find a smart casual looking pair that you can pair with most of the items in your wardrobe, but will still make you feel relaxed and cocooned.
Images sourced from Monte Slippers