Arguably, New Yorkers are some of the most qualified people to weigh in on winter staples. After living in the city for close to 10 years, I’ve seen it all, from bone-chilling polar vortexes to extreme arctic blasts. In short, the winters are no joke, so I learned quickly that good outerwear is one of the best investments. Fast-forward years later, I haven’t really had to update my coat collection since—all the more reason to go for a piece that you’ll still think is stylish in 10 years.
Ahead, I’ve nailed down the five outerwear styles that were my ride-or-die staples while living in New York. Not only are they practical, but I also firmly believe they are immune to trends, which means it’s worth it to splurge a little more here. From puffers to pea coats, scroll below to see which styles made the cut.