5 Autumnal looks to wear in New York City

If there was ever a time I needed a suitcase full of kick-ass outfits and accessories, it was for my recent trip to New York City. Long days of exploring on foot and cold November temperatures meant I needed to dress for comfort as well as style. To help inspire your winter wardrobe just in time for Christmas, I’m sharing what I wore in NYC.

Look 1: The Unintentional Pretty Woman

It wasn’t until after I shot this look that I realised I was sort of channelling Julia Roberts from Pretty Woman (mostly because of the knee high boots and baker boy hat). Luckily, it fitted the streets of SoHo rather well. The cream jumper dress is from River Island has a turtle neck and the sleeves elegantly rouche at the wrist. I can’t stand itchy wool jumpers and this one is far from it. The suede knee high boots are my new favourite addition to my wardrobe and the low chunky heel makes them very easy to walk in. I finished the look with my brown faux fur from Asos, baker boy hat and tan saddle bag.

Look 2: Bringing Back the Beret

I added a pop of colour to this fairly plain black outfit with my blush pink beret and faux-fur trimmed gloves, both from Accessorize. The burgundy backpack is another new addition of mine which I used almost every day in New York (I love using backpacks on city breaks so I can stay ‘hands free’). This look also features my new leather trousers from River Island and a new pair of Grey Chelsea Boots, also from Accessorize. Who else is in favour of bringing back the Beret?

Look 3: A Poncho Departure

This look was a total departure for me because I can confidently say I have never worn a poncho in my life, until now. This fabulous check poncho has a fur trim collar and looks effortlessly stylish when you throw it on. I paired the poncho with my favourite mom jeans, my comfy silver boots and my trusty bakerboy hat. I finished the look with some gold statement earrings and my tan saddle bag, both from Accessorize.

Look 4: The Electric Yellow Jacket

I can’t begin to tell you how many people complimented this yellow River Island jacket when I was out and about in New York! It’s definitely bright enough to turn heads and make a statement. It was also wonderfully warm and kept me cosy when walking New York’s Highline. I paired the jacket with a Thinsulate hat and scarf set, both from Accessorize. I love the chunky wire knit. This look also features my leather trousers and suede Chelsea boots.


Look 5: An Autumnal Edit

Always thinking about the photo opportunities, I wanted an autumnal outfit that was perfectly fitting for the orange tones of Central Park. The main focus of this outfit was the chunky cheque scarf which was both cosy and stylish. I wore it with a sleeveless fur-trimmed coat from Zara and added my burgundy backpack for an extra dose of winter style.

Jessica Ruth Gibson is the Founder and Editor of Travelista and an award-winning travel content creator of 10 years. She lives in York, UK with her son and has travelled to over 50 countries; her favourites being Italy, Canada and Vietnam.


  • I really love the over the knee boots – I’ve been looking for some for ages because they look so stylist. Sold out in my size online unfortunately but I will try check in store.

    I love the yellow jacket look because it’s so different but very cool. It’s hard to get warm winter gear that looks good too – I’ve got a really nice jacket from Orobos NYC but it’s not as colourful!


    • Thanks Jet! They’re super comfy and stylish so hopefully they come back in stock for you. Happy Christmas to you xx

  • Love them All! Style queen of New York!

  • Girllllll I’m sorry but you’ve pretty much NAILED every outfit here love! You know I’m obsessed with that yellow jacket on you but I’m loving the OTK boots & purple rucksack too! Style queeeeeen! <3

    Hayley xo

    • Ahhh thank you Hayley! No apologies needed babes – I love receiving your comments.Hopefully see you soon xxx

  • Love them all! Want them! Especially that cream jumper dress from River Island. Just what I need for winter 🙂

    • Thanks Jen! Glad you liked my looks 🙂 I love the jumper dress, think I am going to wear it on Christmas Day! 🙂 x

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