Growing up in South Florida, I pretty much had no sense of what a true winter was like until moving to New York. Sure, I’ve seen snow before, but vacationing somewhere is very different from actually living there. And, of course, I didn’t want to turn into the person who wears sweatpants and hoodies every day… I’ve learned a lot about dressing for cold weather during my first NYC winter and am excited to share some of my outfit staples below!
The Sweater Dress
Luckily, NYC has coat check in every restaurant/bar/etc., so it’s easy to dress cute and still bring your heavy winter coat for when you’re trying to catch a cab outside. Sweater dresses are my favorite because they are so easy and comfortable but different from your AVG jeans and long sleeve top look! This one is the Knit While You’re Ahead Sweater Dress from Tobi. Throw on a pair of knee high boots to make a statement! If it’s only mildly cold out or I know that I’ll be inside all day, I’ll wear this with a pair of plain black tights. But, if it gets too cold out I’ll even wear this over a pair of jeans!
You’re going to be wearing pants all day, every day, so why not make them cute?! These are my fave bell bottom jeans from J Brand and I swear I get so many compliments every time I wear them! Lots of companies now sell striped pants like these, like this bell bottom pair from Show Me Your Mumu. Also, my sweater is the Deep End Taupe Distressed Sweater from Tobi and it is currently on sale! Any slouchy sweater or turtleneck t-shirt works great to mute the contrasting fun pants.
The Cute-but-Comfy Sweatshirt
This is key. Staying warm really is the number one goal during wintertime. Lucky for us, ripped, slouchy sweaters are totally in and are a great layering item! I love layering this So Fresh Distressed Sweatshirt with this Zara sherpa jacket (similar one here) and throwing on a pair of heeled booties to dress the look up. To make the look more casual, I suggest wearing your fave pair of Adidas/Converse/Vans sneakers.