I Moved to NY Without a Winter Coat–These Are the Ones I Want to Buy

I moved to New York from L.A. last week… You might be wondering why I decided to take this leap right before temperatures drop on the East Coast, especially given that I'm a native Southern Californian. The short answer is that the timing was right and I was ready for a change. My wardrobe, however? Not so ready. I've never owned a coat, rain boots—anything warmer than a light cashmere sweater, really. (Sidenote: This article on winter style in NYC has been helpful so far.)

Here's what I've learned in my week of research: When it comes to winter dressing, nothing is more essential than a stylish coat or two. So I did a deep dive into all of the coats available right now, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that there are so many amazing options at an affordable price. I'm sharing my finds with you on the off-chance that you, too, are looking for a way to stay cozy and chic this winter, but also just in case your warm-weather wardrobe needs a little lift. Shop the 23 affordable coats I'm eyeing below.

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Top off your outfit with this chic checkered print.

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You can't go wrong with a black wrap coat.

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This color gray stands out from the rest of the sherpa coats we're seeing this season.

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We all know Uniqlo kills the winter wardrobe game.

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Pretend you borrowed this from your Grandma's closet.

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A full-coverage coat offers great utility. Plus, I love the plaid lining.

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This faux-fur coat looks so expensive (but it isn't)

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A classic puffer with a little edge.

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Simple, elegant, and completely versatile.

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You might not think you need a patent-pink coat, but trust me, you do.

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A socially appropriate way to basically wear a blanket.

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Because rain coats are important too.

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The animal-print trend isn't going anywhere.

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Perfect over a chunky sweater and your favorite jeans.