Winter in New York | Wardrobe Essentials

Heading to New York at the beginning of December was an absolute treat, and in preparation for what we anticipated to be a chilly trip, we both ensured that we had plenty of warm clothes with us.

Top of both of our lists was a warm coat, and whilst it took me an age to find mine, Ross seemed to find the perfect jacket for New York temperatures almost instantly. He wanted something casual and also something he’d wear again. The most important factor was that it would keep him warm on our travels.

So this is the Regatta Northton 3-in-1 Jacket which was the perfect companion for -3c temperatures, especially when stood at the top of the Empire State Building with a wind chill factor making it feel more like -6c!

Made from waterproof and breathable Isotex 10,000 fabric with taped seams, I’d say this piece is pretty classic in design and perfect for any outdoor adventure. It has a handy rollaway hood, a fab detachable soft fleece inner (which came in very handy) and a shock cord hem to seal in the warmth. And it most certainly worked. With temperatures between 0c and -3c every day, this was one wardrobe essential we were pleased we packed.

So the coat I chose is the Pimkie Tailored Car Coat, which I was also truly glad of when bracing the New York climate. I think I might have tried on about 15 coats before I found this one. There perfectly highlights the difference between men & ladies when hunting for a wardrobe essential!

The main factor for me when buying a new coat for our trip was warmth and I wanted a % of wool in it, which this does, plus I LOVE grey as it goes with pretty much anything; smart or casual. I loved wearing this, as Ross did his. Such good finds.

What a trip we had; and luckily we were both totally snuggly in our new coats.

I totally recommend wrapping up if you’re planning to head to New York at this time of year. With that covered you can focus on all the amazing sights around you, and not the shivering!!

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