What to Wear in New York in the Winter

Between the sleet-covered streets and icy wind chills, getting dressed in NYC during the winter can be a total nightmare. But our style editors are here to help. Below, they curated 10 fashionable yet cozy women's and men's outfits to help you dress like a New Yorker this season.

For keeping it casual

Girls and guys can stay sophisticated on the go with cozy cashmere sweaters from Everlane. Just throw a trendy puffer or classic wool coat on top, and you won’t have to worry about NYC’s harsh temps. One area in which function beats fashion: footwear. Grab some sturdy, waterproof boots to avoid slipping and sliding all over the city.

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For a wintry afternoon date

Going to see the Rockefeller tree or ice skating in Central Park? Bundle up with warm accessories and extra-long coats to stay stylish without freezing your butt off.

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For a day in the office

It’s always smart to commute in snow boots, but once indoors, slip into a pair of ballet flats or another streamlined shoe. That’ll immediately set the tone for your outfit—making your sweaters, shirts, and trousers a little more elevated.

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For a night on the town

Don’t let the cold weather keep you holed up inside—there are so many amazing winter experiences in New York that’d be a shame to miss. For a dressier occasion, women can add opaque tights under a long-sleeve dress and layer an oversized coat on top, while men can try out the turtleneck trend with a scarf and heavy biker jacket.

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For a fancy holiday party

Forget the classic LBD and black suit—you’ll be best-dressed at the soirée with these standout red numbers. Pair with simple shoes to keep the attention on the main piece.

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