Becoming a New Yorker: How to Dress & Pack for New York (Winter Edition)

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So you’re off to New York in the winter? You’ve already committed a brave and bold move without even stepping foot on the city that is described to be a world in itself. Expect cold, extremely cold climates, and prepare yourself accordingly. But New York is not a place to “blend”, nor a place to try and “stand out”, but a place to be yourself, albeit the most stylish version of yourself. So here’s what to pack for New York in the winter to get you feeling like a New Yorker in no time…

What to Pack for New York (Winter Edition)



To keep warm in New York during the winter you’re going to need layers… and lots of them. But perhaps the most important garment in your suitcase will be the final one: the coat or trench, known also as the outerwear.


Head Gear

Being that it is so utterly cold in the city during winter, it can be hard to really show your style as much of your outfit is set to be practical. So my answer? head gear. Rag & Bone hats are a personal longstanding favourite and hail from right here in the city.


All the Extras

Because it is so cold outside, you’re bound to spend most of your time indoors, unless commuting from one indoor heating system to the next. So here’s a few extras you may need…


And finally, the finishing touches! While it might not be sunshine and rainbows outside, that provides no reason not to wear a stylish pair of shades. My choice of the season: these chic round ray-bans.

Are you off to New York this winter!? What are you most excited about?

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    December 22, 2015 at 8:56 am

    NYC has been unseasonably warm this year but these outfits are for mid-fall weather. You will freeze if you try to pull these looks off during an NYC winter!

    December 2, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Very Cute .

    December 2, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    so cute 🙂 if only I got to go there during winter time

    December 1, 2015 at 4:55 am

    I’m always excited to visit New York’s neighbourhoods and sample the food.
    I also love discovering New York’s hidden gems like the Morgan Library, which is displaying the original manuscript of “A Christmas Carol”, by Charles Dickens.

    November 30, 2015 at 10:27 am

    You’ll freeze to death dressed like that after October / November. You need a parka, waterproof boots, a proper winter hat or toque, warm scarf and mitts for Winter.

    November 30, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Love it! I’m going in a couple of weeks and this is a perfect guide for being NYC chic for my trip!

    Rachel McIlmoyle
    November 30, 2015 at 9:32 am

    I’m flying to New York in a days time and I am sooooo excited! Packing as I type, haha. I simply can’t wait to be wrapped up, exploring such a place. 🙂

    November 30, 2015 at 9:20 am

    As a New Yorker, I can say, Sorels. They have the best, trendiest winter boots. Waterproof wedges and all.

    November 30, 2015 at 8:38 am

    so cute 🙂 if only I got to go there during winter time

    November 30, 2015 at 7:58 am

    I want to be wrapped up in a cape, hat and gloves and wandering around Manhattan.. great post x

    November 30, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Haha this is so good! I need to move to NY asap!