Did you treat yourself too much this holiday season? Was it good for your soul and bad for your wallet? Did you usher in the new year from a beachside lounge chair, cocktail in hand, waxing poetic on self-reflection and intentions with an Instagram gallery of 2018’s best moments? You did, didn’t ya.
Firstly, hats off—you’ve done winter vacation as it should be (with SPF, we hope). Secondly, welcome back to reality, where the real feel is 25° and the sweaters you swore off just days ago are very very necessary. Despite your spendthrift mentality, New York is always expensive, and we too anticipate a month’s worth of Rent Week meals. But fear not, you don’t need to spend a ton to get your wardrobe into full-on winter mode. Below, 50 cold weather essentials for under $50.