Boots, Coats, and More Cold-Weather Musts

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Boots, Coats, and More Cold-Weather Musts

Test-driving tech-driven base layers, finding coats that work on mild mornings and also really effing frigid evenings, casting our knit nets wide to reel in the soft, the chunky, and the cashmere: We consider sifting through the sartorial avalanche of cold-weather options a winter sport—and we’re pretty damn good at it.

THE KNITS

A mix of weights (to manage the midseason) + a few modern silhouettes (blousy sleeves and extra-long cuffs feel feminine and unfussy) + neutral hues (deep midnight brightens the lineup but won’t gather dust) = the formula for a streamlined sweater stack.


  1. G. Label Madi chunky-knit puff-sleeve turtleneck

    G. Label
    Madi chunky-knit
    puff-sleeve turtleneck

    goop, $595

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  2. Khaite Sweater

    Khaite
    Sweater
    goop, $1,380

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  3. Victoria Beckham Sweater

    Victoria Beckham
    Sweater
    goop, $790

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  4. Alex Mill Sweater

    Alex Mill
    Sweater
    goop, $98

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  5. G. Label Candy Bell-Sleeve sweater

    G. Label
    Candy Bell-Sleeve sweater
    goop, $595

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THE COATS

If you go big on one piece this season, make it your coat. A shearling collar to snuggle into, full-length down to fight flurries, or a belted wool robe that works two ways, depending
on your mood.


  1. Toteme Jacket

    Toteme
    Jacket
    Toteme, $2,250

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  2. Burberry Coat

    Burberry
    Coat
    Matchesfashion, $1,720

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  3. Varley Jacket

    Varley
    Jacket
    goop, $450

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  4. The Row coat

    The Row
    coat
    Matchesfashion, $4,850

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  5. Bogner Coat

    Bogner
    Coat
    Bogner, $1,500

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  6. Varley Jacket

    Varley
    Jacket
    goop, $450

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THE JACKETS

Sweater-weight with jacket-like details, these pieces can handle a hike without leaving you overheated and come in clutch for midday outdoor hangs. When January rolls around, just make these ribbed and quilted essentials the in-between layer on extra-blustery days.


  1. Taion Jacket

    Taion
    Jacket
    goop, $270

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  2. Patagonia Jacket

    Patagonia
    Jacket
    Patagonia, $199

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  3. Tory Burch Jacket

    Tory Burch
    Jacket
    Tory Burch, $298

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  4. G. Label Rubinfeld zip-up sweater

    G. Label
    Rubinfeld
    zip-up sweater

    goop, $595

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THE BOOTS

Prada gave its boots a fanny pack, Gabriela’s hit the high knees, and Staud’s suede Chelseas are the answer to every outfit this side of spring. As for Gucci, this season, the house embraced shearling (goop fashion director Ali Pew swears they’re so cozy).


  1. Staud Boots

    Staud
    Boots
    goop, $425

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  2. Gabriela Hearst boots

    Gabriela Hearst
    boots
    Gabriela Hearst, $1,390

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  3. Prada boots

    Prada
    boots
    Prada, $1,500

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  4. Gucci Boots

    Gucci
    Boots
    Gucci, $750

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  5. Loewe boots

    Loewe
    boots
    Loewe, $650

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THE BASE LAYERS

If the last time you updated your long underwear was around the 2010 Winter Olympics, you’re likely due for a refresh. From technical nylon sets fit for the slopes (and chic enough for après) to silk-jersey leggings to slip under everyday denim, these are worth buying in multiples.


  1. Wolford Turtleneck

    Wolford
    Turtleneck
    Matchesfashion, $190

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  2. Wolford Leggings

    Wolford
    Leggings
    Matchesfashion, $157

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  3. Bogner Top

    Bogner
    Top
    Bogner, $200

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  4. Arc’teryx Pants

    Arc’teryx
    Pants
    Arc’teryx, $89

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  5. Prada Top

    Prada
    Top
    Prada, $1,350

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  6. Prada leggings

    Prada
    leggings
    Prada, $1,260

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  7. Hanro Top

    Hanro
    Top
    Net-a-Porter, $133

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  8. Hanro leggings

    Hanro
    leggings
    Net-a-Porter, $130

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FOR THE CITY

Holiday lights, occasional flurries, a general uptick in cheer—Decembrrrr raises spirits but has the opposite effect on temperatures. Hit the sidewalks in merino tights (just add knee-high boots), chunky-knit gloves, and a
bluster-beating trench.


  1. Victoria Beckham coat

    Victoria Beckham
    Coat
    goop, $2,690

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  2. Victoria Beckham shirt

    Victoria Beckham
    shirt
    goop, $850

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  3. Victoria Beckham skirt

    Victoria Beckham
    skirt
    goop, $790

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  4. Gucci Gloves

    Gucci
    Gloves
    Net-a-Porter, $390

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  5. Falke tights

    Falke
    tights
    Matchesfashion, $34

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FOR THE MOUNTAINS

Safely hitting the slopes feels even more rewarding after a very cooped-up 2020—and a killer carve looks even better in high-performance gear. Build from the base layer up with a slim-cut midweight jacket, warm pants with pockets, and a coat to top it off.


  1. Moncler Coat

    Moncler
    Coat
    Moncler, $2,070

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  2. Bogner Jacket

    Bogner
    Jacket
    Bogner, $700

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  3. Bogner pants

    Bogner
    pants
    Bogner, $890

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  4. Hestra Mittens

    Hestra
    Mittens
    Hestra, $150

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  5. Falke Socks

    Falke
    Socks
    Matchesfashion, $30

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ESSENTIAL EXTRAS

These six selects defy categorization in all ways but one: They’re all guaranteed to bring the heat (see that beanie with the supersize pom?), beat the chill (fleece masks that do double duty), and run circles around any winter-dressing rut (cashmere joggers, anyone?).


  1. Moncler Beanie

    Moncler
    Beanie
    Moncler, $355

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  2. Falke Masks

    Falke
    Masks
    Matchesfashion, $20

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  3. Holden Mittens

    Holden
    Mittens
    Matchesfashion, $80

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  4. Madeleine Thompson JOggers

    Madeleine Thompson
    JOggers
    goop, $395

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  5. Wolford Tights

    Wolford
    Tights
    Saks Fifth Avenue, $75

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  6. Falke Socks

    Falke
    Socks
    Neiman Marcus, $27

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