Around this time every year I get flooded with messages that read similar to this: “I’m visiting New York soon! What winter coats do you recommend?” Those of us who were born and raised and continue to call the northeast home are all too familiar with heavy jackets. When you rely on your feet to get from place to place having durable outerwear is a necessity. My outerwear collection has grown significantly over the last seven years that I’ve lived in New York (& now Jersey!) because I spend so much time using public transportation. When it comes to coats, I love having options to match with whatever I’m wearing, but still know that my top layer is going to do it’s job and keep me warm.