Winter Layering Ideas From the Streets of New York

If there's one thing New Yorkers know how to do, it's layering. 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 you 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.

Style a print sweatshirt under your trench coat for stylish warmth. Knee-high boots are an additional way to stay warm without forgoing style. 

We absolutely love this pink ensemble—cozy and chic.

Match your sweater with your puffer for the perfect winter outfit. Add a beret for a stylish touch.

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

Don't be afraid to layer multiple prints.

We love this monochromatic layering.

Add an oversize blazer under your coat for extra warmth and style.

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

If your winter layers tend to err on the neutral side, consider tossing on a fun coat and a bright bag lighten the look.

While the belted coat–and-turtleneck combo is perfect, the real hero in this outfit is the socks with heels.

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