Street Style: New York’s Snow Day

For the season's second big storm, these stylish locals -- including designer Wendy Nichol -- came prepared, turning out in their best snow-proof styles.

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Some New Yorkers used the first big snowstorm of 2011 as an excuse to hide out at home. Wendy Nichol channeled an Aspen aprés-ski vibe in a circa-1980s vintage fur coat and hand-punched leather hat of her own design.
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Kate Clifford admitted her vintage teal coat -- a 39th Street flea market find -- wasn't the warmest, but she couldn't resist the fur collar's old-fashioned appeal.
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When it comes to layering, texture and proportions are the name of the game. Here, Celene Lee shows how it's done, pairing an over-sized knit cowl and cocoon-like coat with clean-cut leggings with shiny boots.
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Sunday Ibok broke out his sturdiest boots and furriest hats for the snowy occasion.
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Classics in Color: Veronica's vintage knee-length mink, saffron yellow cords, and stripey scarf cheered up the slushy streets -- and a little Hermes never hurts.
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A crafty scarf and connected hood in icy grey and navy protected this Parisian visitor from the breeze down Broadway.
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This small SoHo resident navigated the snowdrifts in her ever-reliable Ugg boots.
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Craving a little color? Try matching your lipstick to your knitwear like hairstylist Kat Barnard, pictured on a break outside Tommy Gun's Salon on the Lower East Side. Bonus points for furry earmuffs!
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"You can get away wearing the most random stuff," Katie Whiting Rose said of dressing up for the snow. Wednesday's combination: a pleated leopard skirt, tweedy sweater, and turquoise-flowered tights, topped with a studded beret. She called it "dodgy." We call it winning.
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En route to open the TSE store, this man in black cut a stark contrast to the snow in a fur vest, leather jacket, skinny jeans and single glove.
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Tasha Hill's vintage mink, Marc Jacobs moonboots, fur headband and shiny Gucci bag were a study in hardworking accessories. Which kept her warmest? Those purple earphones, with a steady stream of Gyptian and Nicki Minaj.
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The black Hunter boot: two variations of the fashionista's weapon of choice in the battle against slush. Just don't forget the wool socks, said Lindsay Weiss, whose boots are pictured left. "Otherwise your feet will freeze!"
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Protected by her sweet saddle shoes, satin pants, and shining smile, model Neema Kim opted for downtown's driest sidewalks en route to her agency.
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Pat Liotta parted her duffel coat to reveal an intense layering strategy that involved thick socks, red knit legwarmers, and goat-hair boots. The result? "Toasty toes," she said.
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Jewelry designer Ranjana Khan kept warm in a stone-colored coat by Jean-Paul Gaultier. The black knit sleeves are actually attached, making this hooded number even cozier than it appears!
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Thanks, mom! Tyler Rai said her mother knit this variegated blue scarf for her last winter. She loves its narrow width that allows her to wrap it "a million times." We love the sporty white stripes that match the snow.
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Albie, a party planner who hails from London, tucked long johns from Oak into green galoshes for old-fashioned continental appeal.
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Some prefer fake fur, others go for the genuine article. Tynean Livingston wore both, pairing a fake fur cowl from New York & Company with a soft mink hat purchased on a trip to Chicago.
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