‘Tis the season of holly and jolly and all the outerwear you can stuff inside your closet without it bursting at the seams. If you’re a New Yorker, however, your closet is probably already bursting at the seams, which means you are forced to choose your outerwear selection quite wisely. Here to help you choose which outerwear trends are worth your while this winter are some of New York’s most stylish ladies, including editors, illustrators, creatives, and more. Collectively, this group loves fashion and experimenting yet still keeps a level of practicality in their wardrobes due to the pressing demands of city life.
Ahead, discover which trends these NYC girls are clinging to this winter, such as statement puffers, sleek wrap coats, and more. Read their quotes on each, and get ready for a stylish and practical winter season because, news flash, it’s only just beginning.
“I’m loving quilted coats at the moment—they’re super cozy, water-resistant, and have a cute, vintage-inspired look.” — Alyssa Coscarelli, Freelance Writer, Consultant, Creator
“I love a coat that has a built-in accessory like these scarf coats or ones with a built-in bow—makes getting dressed that much quicker!” — Jenny Walton, Illustrator
“I’m really into colorful outerwear this season!! In the winter, I tend to tone down the bright colors because it’s easier to get dressed in the a.m., but it bums me out, so this year I’m taking a new approach. I’m investing in one or two bright-colored outerwear that will make it easier to add color to an outfit while I’m out the door.” — Michelle Li, Fashion & Beauty Editor, Teen Vogue
“I’m really into oversize, shearling coats right now. Something about the way they hang just looks so good, and I love how they’re on the thinner side (compared to most fur and faux-fur options) but still so cozy.” — Nicole Eshaghpour, Market Editor, Who What Wear
“I have a newfound appreciation for minimal black wool wrap coats. It happened to be one of the only coats I kept in my closet from last winter simply because it didn’t take up too much room. They’re super chic (and go with everything), and despite having the rest of my bulky puffers, statement faux furs, etc., back from storage, it’s the style I keep reaching for this season. Plus, I can knot a sweater over top for a little added styling that makes it feel different from day to day.” — Madeline Fass, Associate Market Editor, Vogue.com
“On these colder days, I find myself reaching for my Farm Rio puffer because it’s so cheery and bright. I love walking around in the sea of black jackets New York tends to become, being a splash of color. Not to mention Farm Rio plants one tree for every purchase made—so admirable and important! — Bianca Valle, Influencer & Nutritionist