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 98ºF in August and the humidity reads 80% or a 10ºF one that, according to AccuWeather, feels like -1ºF. 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 neighbors didn’t disappoint.
Keep scrolling to see the winter street style I see daily in NYC.