7 Things Every New York Girl Will Be Wearing This Winter

What makes a winter trend or cold-weather basic a must-have among the ladies of NYC? Well, aside from the obvious cool-to-look-at factor, there’s another element that helps solidify a piece’s place in their, or should I say our, wardrobes, and that is utility. After all, as I’ve said before, no matter what season it is, the city lifestyle calls for a certain sartorial functionality in order to help everyone go about their daily activities seamlessly.

As you may have predicted I was about to say, this trope rings truest when it comes to winter, when all the effort required for commuting, lugging, and day-to-night transitioning is only amplified by the need to also be able to battle wind, snow, and cold (usually all three). So, just what is in the New York girl's cold-weather arsenal this season? Simply continue on to see the seven items and, of course, shop them while you’re at it.

1. Puffers


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And the bigger the better.

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2. Fashion Fleeces


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The fashionable fleece is latest in a slew of dad- (and utility-) inspired trends to steal our hearts.

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3. Hiker Boots


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For stylishly hiking through the piles of snow on the sidewalks.

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4. Statement Sweaters


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For breaking up the would-be monotony of day-to-day winter dressing.

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5. Giant Scarves


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Where an essential meets a statement item.

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6. Printed Turtlenecks


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For layering in the day or wearing as a going-out top at night.

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7. Glossy Accessories


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Anything that's durable yet on trend.

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Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2024, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch Summer House.