5 “Boring” Winter Items Every NYC Girl Owns

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If you’re looking for what to wear in New York during the winter, you’ve landed on the right post. Today I’m sharing the top five “boring” winter essentials I can verify that every girl in the city owns. As a seasoned New Yorker and over my career as a stylist over the past year, I’ve nailed down the items one needs to stylishly survive the cold-weather climate in the Big Apple. Below, I’m breaking down the five categories that earn the most mileage during the months of December through March, and sharing my shopping picks for each winter wardrobe must-have.