Hi guys! So you are thinking about planning a short trip to the big apple and can’t decide what to wear. Don’t worry I’ve got you covered with this awesome packing guide, true British style. I’ve hand picked my Favorite fashion staples from this fall from some of top go to stores.
18 Things you need to pack for your New York City Break
1.DAY BAG | 2.FLATS | 3.HAT | 4.HEELS | 5.CARDIGAN |6.DRESS |7.JEANS |8.COAT
9.SOCKS|10.BACKPACK |11.TIGHTS |12.CASE |13A.TOP| 13B.TOP |14.SUNGLASSES |15.JUMPER
16. SKIRT |17.BOOTS |18. UMBRELLA | CARRY ON SUITCASE
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I travel a ton, with New York being top priority . Not only does one of my siblings live out there, but other family members and most importantly my long distance boyfriend! (I’ll spill all the details about my LDR in another post)
With that being said, New York is like my 3rd home away from home. I always used to struggle with trying to figure out what to wear or bring with me. so I just brought everything!
Then as I traveled back and forth frequently, I stopped over packing and started packing SMART!
When you are in New York it’s very possibly to change your outfit many times a day. From a cute breakfast in a coffee shop , to tourist exploring in the day , to date night with bae. It’s very easy to get overwhelmed however I’m going to tell you the best things to bring with you and what to wear on a short New York City Trip.
What to wear in New York City | Autumn -Winter
1. Day Bag
These are super lightweight, and come in a ton of different styles. You only need to carry your
- Compact Mirror
If you’re artsy like myself, then you will probably want to carry a mini travel journal to jot things down on the go. Don’t forget a cute pen!
I personally love to pick up small momentos like pocket pens and key chains when i’m already in the city. But if you can’t wait and MUST write down every detail right away, then my absolute favourite pen for Doodles, drawings and journaling is Pitt Artist Pen Superfine In Sepia
Well I think this goes without saying, if you’re staying in a hotel within the New York City Manhattan area, you are going to be doing a TON of walking. Get yourself a pair of Quality Flats, or some super cute sneakers!
In the summer I tried to be cute by wearing a pair of cheap wedge heels, low and behold my heel knocked on the uneven pavement leaving me with a broken strap . To my dismay I limped to the next shoe shop, which ending in me having purchase a new pair of sandals. The moral of the story is, wear comfortable versatile QUALITY shoes!
I personally always bring three pairs of shoes, simply because a weekend in New York is just not long enough but if you’re super fashion savvy you can get away with two. I like to make sure i’m taking full advantage of every singly moment in New York City, which means, visiting a ton of CHEAP EVENTS, luxe dining with bae, and also a night on the town. This means I would need to wear several outfits, and sometimes flats are inappropriate!
So if you are stuck on what to wear on your feet during a weekend in the city, be sure to pack THESE:
WHAT IM WEARING
HAT | CONVERSE
DAY BAG |TOMMY HILFIGER
SHOES | ALDO
3. Accessorise your look
If you’re visiting the city around Autumn and winter, you need to be prepared for any kind of weather. It could snow, it could rain, and it could be 85 degrees all in the same day!
Come prepared for anything.
A hat is stylish and fashionable all year round! You could go with a cute Fedora , or maybe a classic woolly. I absolutely love all the woolly hats from White Stuff , because they are amazing Luxe quality and super fashionable!
4. 8 items of clothing to style your looks
With 8 clothing items (such as tops ,skirts, jeans ) you can create 6 unique looks, which means you can have two looks per day & night! (minus the accessories & shoes)
ok let me break it down into simpler terms :
- Tops 4
- Jeans 1
- Cardigan 1
- Skirt 1
- Dress 1
Then you can pair it with :
- 3 different shoes
- 1 coat
- 1 hat
- 2 bags
I’d say that’s EXACTLY what you need for a 3 day weekend trip! so let’s put it to the test!
Don’t forget to pin that for later!
5. Cold weather essentials
Make sure you are bundled up nicely, the weather can get FREEZING so be sure to have your legs and arms covered!
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So that’s it, I’ve talked about what to wear and what to pack on a weekend trip to New York City !
I love making these packing and style guides for you They are so much fun!
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