Are you planning a trip to visit New York City and are having a hard time figuring out what to pack? I've been there before! It's so hard to pack comfortable stuff to walk around in but still be fashionable because well, it's NYC- a major fashion capital. I've rounded up 10 items that you must pack for a trip during the winter months. This list is useful for other locations too, not just NYC!
1. Parka Coat
First, you want to stay warm and a nice parka coat is a must. I recommend wearing something heavy that's actually gonna keep you warm because there's nothing worse than being cold and possibly catching a cold. But don't worry a parka can still look cute, it's all about the accessories you pair it with.
2. Hat, gloves, and a scarf
These accessories play a crucial role when the wind decides to pick up. Grab a matching set or create your own.
3. Comfy Shoes
This is always where I struggle! I have a great love for shoes so I like to take 3-4 pairs no matter where I go. But for a major city, I recommend two pairs minimum. You need a pair that are comfy to walk around in all day aka fashion sneakers!
4. Fashion Booties
For the second pair of shoes, pack something cute! A pair of animal skin booties are great for the winter because you can dress them up or down and they go with everything! Booties with a low heel are the perfect shoes to change into for a night out in a city during winter.
5. Sweater Dress
The best of both worlds! A sweater dress is a piece of clothing that keeps you warm and stylish. You can wear this for a day of doing touristy stuff and even wear it for a nice dinner. I recommend cinching your waist with a chic belt.
6. Faux Fur Coat
Nothing says "fashion" more than a little fur. Trust me, in New York wearing fur is like wearing jeans. You don't have to feel like you're sticking out like a sore thumb. Check out my post on affordable faux furs and how to style it here.
7. Oversized Sweater
It's super comfy and cozy! I love printed sweaters or chunky knits. Try out a stripped, plaid, or embroidered sweater to add some interest to your look. A sweater can tie the whole look together. It's one of my favorite things to wear in the winter and perfect when visiting a chilly city during the winter.
It's a no brainer but very important. No matter where I travel, I always carry a pair of jeans with me! I usually wear them on the plane because they are a heavier item but I continue to wear them throughout a trip. Jeans go with everything and can be worn all day long. My favorites have lots of stretch and are mid rise.
9. Cross Body Bag
You can be hands free and take all the pictures in the world! I prefer traveling with bags that I can carry all my gear in. It helps me not lose anything and prevents anything from getting stolen because I put everything right in front.
10. Heat Tech Gear
Yes they really work! They have saved me on the coldest winter days here in NYC. I love to layer them under just about everything! They are thin so they don't add extra bulk.
Photography by Ashley Gallerani
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