I'm a Fashion Editor Based in NYC—I See These Winter Looks at Least Once a Day


Winter in New York is no walk in the park. I know this from experience, firstly because I grew up in Chicago and know what a brutal winter looks (and feels) like, and secondly because I've experienced my fair share in New York over the last five years. Really, the only way to get through it is to dress the part, which I've only been able to do because I study those around me who all seem to do it with ease. 

New York City is full of savvy dressers who always make looking good appear easy even in the worst weather situations, whether it's 37ºC in August and the humidity reads 80% or a -5ºC one that, according to AccuWeather, feels like -15ºC. New Yorkers are simply built different, and it shows when you look to the streets (on a freezing-cold winter day especially). With plenty of them to come this season, I've already started scanning my surroundings for winter outfit inspiration. And just like the last five winters, my neighbours didn't disappoint. 

Keep scrolling to see the winter street style I see daily in NYC.


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What you'll need: Pea Coat + Midi Denim Skirt + Balaclava + Knee-High Boots

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What you'll need: White Turtleneck + Cream Padded Jacket + Matching Cargo Pants

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What you'll need: Blanket Coat + Cropped T-Shirt + Black Jeans + Lug-Sole Boots

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What you'll need: Chunky Turtleneck + Distressed Leather Jacket + Cargo Pants + Sporty Sneakers

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What you'll need: Oversize Trench Coat + Hoodie + Tailored Pants

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What you'll need: Brightly Colored, Fur-Trim Leather Trench Coat + Disco Pants + Loafers


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What you'll need: Distressed Leather Jacket + Midi Skirt + Thick Socks + Loafers

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What you'll need: Moto Jacket + Cashmere Sweater + Pinstripe Puddle Pants + Pointed-Toe Mules

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What you'll need: Rainbow Blanket Scarf + Waterproof Trench Coat + Khaki Pants + Pointed-Toe Boots

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What you'll need: Brightly Colored Sweater + Neutral Puddle Pants + Clogs + Maxi Wool Coat

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What you'll need: Shearling Jacket + Midi Skirt + Tall Platform Boots

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This story originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. 

Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.