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.
And the bigger the better.
2. Fashion Fleeces
The fashionable fleece is latest in a slew of dad- (and utility-) inspired trends to steal our hearts.
3. Hiker Boots
For stylishly hiking through the piles of snow on the sidewalks.
4. Statement Sweaters
For breaking up the would-be monotony of day-to-day winter dressing.
5. Giant Scarves
Where an essential meets a statement item.
6. Printed Turtlenecks
For layering in the day or wearing as a going-out top at night.
7. Glossy Accessories