Cold weather in New York has this tendency to creep up on you unexpectedly. One day it’s warm and sunny and you are almost certain that this whole concept of “winter” isn’t going to happen. And then the next day you are shivering in your light jacket and the temperature drops 20 degrees between lunch and dinner time. But no worries, I got you covered! Scroll below for all the items you will need to bear the Northeastern winter. Here are some of the popular jackets & coats to wear now and during Winter 2018.
These are your essentials.
A warm parka-style jacket, a wool hat and a pair of weather-appropriate boots are must haves in the wardrobe of any Northeast dweller. Luckily, stores are already running sales on tons of outwear. Nordstrom Rack and Century21 both have huge, well-discounted selections of winter jacket & coats. For snow-proof boots, go with Sorel or UGG Adirondack (on sale!) to keep your feet warm and dry. Scroll below for more parka options.
Puffer Jackets & Coats
Puffer jackets & coats are a staple for New Yorkers. Pick something waterproof for snowy/rainy days and look for down fill for the extra warmth. My favorite brand for puffers this year is S13 by SAM. I purchased a jacket by this brand for my toddler last year and now got one for myself because of the great quality and performance. It has all the comfort and style of the pricier SAM brand minus a few hundred dollars in price. I especially like the sturdy zipper and the built in hand warmers. S13 jackets are on sale right now here and here.
Pink Jackets & Coats
For the sunny winter days, choose a soft feminine coat to take a break for the heavy duty cold weather gear. This year, plush teddy-bear like coats and faux fur are a big hit, but my favorite is the puplum down jacket by ADD. (#1 below) I love the tailored fit, which gives it a lady-like silhouette without sacrificing the warmth. The lilac pom pom hat is super cute too 😉 (comes in three other colors also!)
An elegant wool coat is another must have. You will need one for business attire as well as for evenings. Look for an easy-to-match color which will go with most of your non-casual wardrobe, like camel, grey, black or navy, to get the most wear out of the item. When choosing a coat, look closely at the material. It should feel heavy and dense. A fabric containing at least 50% wool will keep you warm on a colder day. A cashmere blend would also do the job. For milder days, stick to a blended fabric with a sturdy lining to keep out the wind.
Take a look at more options below.