What to Wear for a weekend in New York City

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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

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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.

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1. Day Bag

These are super lightweight, and come in a ton of different styles. You only need to carry your

  • ID
  • Money
  • Lipstick
  • Phone
  • 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

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2. Shoes

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:

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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!

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A backpack is so much easier to manage in my opinion, because that leaves your hands and arms free to take a zillion city selfies, and hold your Pumpkin spice latte at the same time!

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

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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!


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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!


So that’s it, I’ve talked about what to wear and what to pack  on a weekend trip to New York City !

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  1. October 8, 2017 / 9:28 am

    I love every single one of these items and they’ll go so well with the whole New York vibe. I really hope I can go someday!

  2. October 8, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Love this! This is the first style blog I’ve seen with a format like this and it’s perfect! Every single one of those outfits is cute and most importantly wearable! Great post!?

  3. October 8, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    Thank you for all the tips. I agree you need a good pair of flats because the walk in NYC are no jokes but it’s totally fun to be part of the city. I’lk keep your post in mind for my next trip ?

  4. October 8, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    There is so many things I love about New York and it’s fashion is my number one favorite. These are some serious NYC fashion must.

  5. Kd
    October 8, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    This is so thorough. I feel like everyone needs to read this. lol I am always having friends borrow my stuff bc they don’t pack right

  6. October 8, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    Absolutely love this packing guide. I have never been to NYC – but will definitely use this when I do go!

  7. October 9, 2017 / 12:26 am

    This post was so helpful! I won’t be back in NYC until winter, but I always struggled with what to pack. Your blog, in general, is adorable and I’ll definitely be back to get more tips and tricks!

  8. Jacqui Odell
    October 9, 2017 / 2:36 am

    I love Day 3. The whole outfit is very cute and the shoes look comfy! Perfect for a day of walking.

  9. October 9, 2017 / 3:36 am

    You really have a great style and the outfits that you’ve chosen are also great for other occasions, too, and not just for traveling! Thanks for the tips, will definitely follow some of these on my next trip!

  10. October 9, 2017 / 3:58 am

    This post is awesome! Thanks for sharing with me. I loooooove NYC so much. It’s my favorite city!

  11. October 9, 2017 / 4:26 am

    Wow.. A lot of gorgeous items here. I like the jumper and the skirt, the flower patterns are so beautiful

  12. Elizabeth O
    October 9, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    These style guide for new your looks so beautiful. This was so helpful for all the ladies out there.

  13. October 9, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    Wow, this post is so good. I love New York. Saving this for future!

  14. October 9, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Wow way too many cute things. You have such an awesome fashion style.

  15. Rosey
    October 10, 2017 / 10:51 am

    Such a fun idea to make this list. I haven’t been to NYC in far too long!

  16. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    October 10, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    These packing lists are so awesome. You have a beautiful fashion style.

  17. October 10, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    These outfits are well put together, I love how you broke down the list!

  18. October 11, 2017 / 2:46 am

    Love those tights and boots! I have some similar pairs x

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