11 Winter Layering Ideas From the Streets of New York

If there's one thing New Yorkers know how to do, it's layer. And whether it's pairing a silk camisole with a cashmere sweater or rotating in cozy accessories like a pom-pom beanie, the possibilities are limitless. Layering will protect you from the frigid weather, but it'll also prepare you for indoor heating where you'll quickly need to peel layers off.

The biggest trends spotted from New York winter street style? Puffer coats and, of course, the classic wool coat. Puffers are one of winter's most popular trends, and they're being expertly paired with sweaters for a chic monochromatic look, while wool coats are getting an update with oversize plaid blazers underneath.

The most important key of layering, however, is what's all the way underneath: hidden innerwear. Uniqlo's Heattech tank tops, leggings, and socks are winter’s unsung heroes. They allow you to stay warm without the bulk of traditional winter items and let you wear your most fashionable items all season long. Pair Heattech innerwear with a turtleneck and teddy coat for the perfect New York winter outfit.

Not super savvy when it comes to layering? No big deal. We rounded up 10 street style looks straight from the pavement of the Big Apple to inspire you. Scroll to get inspired by the best New York winter street style; then shop our favorite layers.

Top your cozy sweater off with a simple black wool coat for a quick polished outfit.

If the day is on the more mild side, layered a thick plaid jacket over a long-sleeve tee. 

Reminder to layer up underneath your puffer too since you're probably not going to want to wear it inside.

Who says you have to wear a basic black puffer? Opt for a colorful fuzzy plaid coat instead.

Inclement weather? Put an oversize trench on over your warmest sweater.

Don't want to bother with tons of layers? If nothing else, be sure to make your base layer a thermal turtleneck.

We love this monochromatic layering.

Throwing a faux-fur coat on over a cardigan is a winter no-brainer.

Don't be afraid to color coordinate head to toe with warm accessories.

Can't be bothered with figuring out a layering formula? Throw on a statement coat and call it a day.

The easiest way to shake off the wintertime blues? Wear bright complementary colors.

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.