When you’re living out of a van, there’s a lot of hopping in and out and you don’t want to be tromping mud and snow inside. My OluKai slip-on sneakers were a godsend. Literally. They’re easy to slip on and off, and have a cozy shearling lining. Perfect for midnight pee runs and cute enough for entering civilization.
And while we’re at it, those late-night toilet trips can be frigid (our van had a toilet, but we opted to use the great outdoors). A long, zip-up winter jacket, like this one from Marmot, is a must. Not only is it easy to put on and off, but it’s also long enough to cover your embarrassing PJs, or lack thereof.