When we’re craving a little sartorial inspiration to amp up our outfits (especially during cold-weather season), there’s no one we love to turn to more than fashion-forward New Yorkers. From the practical yet stylish shoe trends they love to the staples they swear by, NYC girls never fail to provide us with seriously chic and unique outfit ideas—especially when it comes to looks that are both fashionable and functional. So what are the trends buzzing on the streets this fall/winter? From puffer coats to leather looks, pleated-skirts, and heritage prints, we’ve spotted cool girls all around the Big Apple wearing these cool winter trends. And luckily, you don’t have to spend a fortune to take on the trends yourself. All these popular styles can be scored for under $100. Scroll below as we share the affordable trends dominating New York this season.
Leather is one of the biggest trends of the year, and New Yorkers have been relishing in the luxe-looking fabric as an easy and chic option to take them from day-to-night in style. Swap your black jeans for black leather pants this season.
NYC girls have a walking-centric lifestyle, so it's not surprising that comfortable-meets-cool lug soles have been dominating the streets. Go for a chunky pair of combat or Chelsea boots to wear with tights and a miniskirt.
You may not think puffer coats are anything special, but duvet dressing is peaking in popularity this season, thanks to its large presence on the F/W 19 runways. Opt for a cool cropped style in a sumptuous cream hue.
Knee-high boots are the easiest option to look chic, stay warm, and take you from day to night this cold-weather season. A brown leather or suede pair is super versatile—perfect for wearing with your sweater dresses and pleated midi skirts.
Talking of pleated midi skirts—they are the must-have skirt style this season. Ridiculously versatile, they can be paired with sweaters, blouses, blazers, and puffer coats to make you look instantly polished.
Yes, New Yorkers may be faithful to black and gray, but they also love experimenting with color. The vivid hue of choice this season? Bright pink. Wear underneath a check blazer for a subtle take on the trend.
Belts cinched at the waist over blazers, coats, and dresses are a popular way to add instant sophistication and polish to a New Yorkers outfit. Whether you go for a wide statement belt or skinny '70s belt, it's an easy and affordable way to look chic this season.
Nothing says holiday season quite like a Fair Isle sweater. As if we needed another excuse to wear one this winter—the patterned sweaters had a big moment on the runways and are trending hard with the fashion set.