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The Best Winter Accessories For New Yorkers

Fend off the falling flurries with the five must-have cold weather accessories to keep you warm and stylish as you stroll the city streets this season.  by Jenn D'Imperio.

Thigh-High Socks

If you're like me and you love wearing tights with everything all season long, then you NEED to invest in some cozy thigh-high socks. I love sheer tights but with temperatures dropping, you have to keep warm. These socks pulled over your favorite tights will keep you toasty and still looking sexy at the same time. Grab a pair (available in twelve different colors!) for around $15 at (Photo Credit: American Apparel)

Fingerless Gloves

Gloves or mittens are an absolute necessity for the snowy winter months. But like most New Yorkers, I always have my Blackberry in my hand and I'm constantly texting - so I need to have my fingers free. I love these fingerless gloves from J.Crew. They come in three different colors and are a super-soft cashmere blend. You can get your hands on a pair for around $22.50 at (Photo Credit: J. Crew)

Beaded Beanie

There are definitely some cute ear-muffs out there, but when I want to keep my ears and head warm I always rely on a comfy beanie. This knit version from Free People has metallic beads woven throughout and comes in three different colors. (The plum is my favorite!) The best thing about these hats is that no matter what length or color your hair is, you can rock it. They look good on everyone! You can get one for around $48 at (Photo Credit: Free People)

Faux Fur Vest

Rachel Zoe isn't the only one who looks good in a fur vest. This sleek leopard vest from Aqua is glamorous without being over the top. It looks perfect with some skinny jeans and boots and the included black leather belt cinches the waist for an awesome slimming effect. You can get your own for around $128 at (Photo Credit: Bloomingdale's)

Infinity Scarf

No winter accessory collection would be complete without the perfect scarf. I love the Infinity scarf, which can be looped around your neck once or twice. Steve Madden's simple version is incredibly soft and chic. It's a tad on the bulky side, but once it starts really snowing you'll be thankful for a little extra fabric! It's available in a multitude of colors for around $30 at (Photo Credit: Macy's)

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