Getting ready to take a trip to the big apple? NYC is nothing short of magical! The trick to packing for this trip has everything to do with activities and time of year of your visit.
Instead of over-packing because you are anxiously unsure of what to expect, take these simple pointers on timeless pieces that work for all NYC weekends.
Airline-Friendly Travel Luggage
To begin a great trip, there’s no way around it – you need an airport-friendly piece of luggage to make travel easy.
The luggage you want to look for is something that easily rolls through the airport with spinner wheels; fits into carry-on overheads; give you good organization and looks (amazing) sleek!
This Swissgear carry-on suitcase was gifted to me last year.
After having a carry-on bag without rolling wheels for 5 years, it’s been an enormous upgrade. I absolutely love this luggage.
The wheels are capable of rolling 360 degrees, making it easy to roll through the airport and fit into any space I visit, even if I have to take the suitcase with me all day.
The best way to pack this bag is as follows:
- Shoes at the bottom of the luggage
- Folded clothes on top of shoes
- Accessories and toiletries should be packed in small bags
- Small bags are laid on top of folded clothes
A warm, travel pant is essential to your comfort and happiness on travel days. Leggings are my favorite travel staple on the plane. They look sporty, and feel great.
The best crafted legging I’ve ever owned was UnderArmour High Rises. They are soft, well fitted and last FOREVER. They are worth every dollar.
If you don’t feel comfortable in leggings or don’t like the sporty look, another comfy and cute option is lululemon’s Dance Studio Jogger.
For the long days walking around the city sites, a comfortable walking shoe will make a world of difference. Something that hugs the shape of your foot will make you feel comfortable and prepared to put in the steps. This Adidas Walking Shoe is one of my favorites with a sleek look, strong build and all-around fashionable mix-and-match appeal.
You never know where your trip will take you and whether it’s a hotel hot tub or a pool, be prepared with a classic bikini. Leopard is timeless. So is black, but let’s be honest, leopard print has some pizzazz. I love this classic bikini. It won’t go out of style, looks great and will not fail in any situation. If you’re feeling more modest, try the timeless one-piece.
Nights will get a little cooler in NYC and you want to feel warm and look cool at the same time. A leather jacket is the perfect ticket. For someone on a budget, I absolutely love this leather peplum jacket from Express. It’s reasonably priced but looks great with just about any outfit. Express has a number of other jackets for every season at low cost. For quick trips where you want to look great but not drop a ton of money, take a look.
Here’s the thing – you have to have a great pump to go out in NYC. Why? Because you want to look sassy. You want to look great. You want to look hot and it will be worth it. I love these Nine West pumps. You can get them in almost any design or color, really. Whatever outfit you are bringing to town, Nine West has a style option to match them. will match them.