We’re not sure how it happens, but every year we’re a little in denial about how bad winter in NYC really is. (Those frigid winds and clandestine icy puddles are such a distant memory.) Don’t be caught unprepared this year: These five toppers will keep you warm all season long.

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ASOS

A Shearling Duster

The definition of cozy. 

ASOS ($115)

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Anthropologie

A Fuzzy Leopard Coat

This might be the coat to have this year. And if you’re worried about looking like Cruella de Vil, don’t be: Leopard is a lot easier to pull off than you think. 

Sanctuary ($229)

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Farfetch

A Metallic Puffer

On the absolute worst days of winter, your only defense is a down-filled shield against the elements. You might as well rock the season’s metallic trend while you’re keeping warm.

Herno ($645)

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The Arrivals

A Minimalist Car Coat

Classic topper + black turtleneck = winter wardrobe perfection. Add some color to your all-black coatrack with an on-trend sienna. 

The Arrivals ($395)

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Nordstrom

A Striped Fur

OK, so maybe it won’t be the most practical thing in your closet, but it’s impossible to have the winter blues when you’re wearing the outerwear equivalent of pop art. 

Alice & Olivia ($695)

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