If You Live on the East Coast, These Winter Pieces Are Essential

If you live on the East Coast or even if you just plan on visiting the area sometime soon, now is the time to prepare your wardrobe. Speaking from experience, there's nothing quite like an East Coast winter. I spent my college years in Pittsburgh, followed by a stint in NYC, but the next seven years of my life were spent in sunny Los Angeles, where a major heat wave is not out of the question in December. In that time, I completely forgot what an East Coast winter entails, but since moving back two years ago, I've again realized how unique it is.

As you know, near-zero temperatures and snowstorms aren't out of the question on the East Coast, but much of the winter season consists of cold, wet rain and infrequent appearances from the sun. It sounds (and sometimes is) a bit miserable, but I've learned that with the right gear, the November to March months are considerably less painful, and you don't even have to resort to sacrificing style for warmth and comfort.

Read on to find out what you need to (stylishly) conquer an East Coast winter.