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What to Pack and Wear While Visiting New York City

What to Pack and Wear While Visiting New York City

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Are you planning to visit New York City and are baffled with picking the right clothes to pack in your suitcase?

Well, you do not need to be too perplexed about it, for as long as you have that itinerary of yours ready, choosing what you would wear in NYC will be a trouble-free – and maybe even an enjoyable – task.

 

How to Decide What to Wear in New York City

What you plan on doing and what time of the year you decide to go to New York City are huge factors that need ample consideration in choosing the most suitable apparel for your trip.

Deciding What to Wear in New York City

Deciding What to Wear in New York City

For instance, if you plan to visit a museum in NYC during the summer season, you need to wear a comfortable pair of shoes because most museums in New York City are quite expansive and will require you to do a great deal of walking.

Also, since it would be summer, the air conditioning might be taken up a notch so you should have a light jacket or cardigan to go with your top.

Actually, most museums in the city do not have a certain dress code that is imposed on visitors, so you can definitely wear casual clothes or anything else that you might prefer.

 

The Season While Visiting NYC

So, let’s delve deeper into considering the right clothes to wear or pack for the period of the year you will be visiting New York, whether for sightseeing or for any other purpose you may have in mind.

You definitely should look at the four seasons experienced by the city in order to be able to match the perfect clothes to wear for the season.

 

New York City – What to Wear in Winter

The months of winter are December, January and February.

If you plan to go to New York City in these months, then you have to pack clothes that will protect you from the cold and probably from getting wet.

Winter Wear for New York City

Winter Wear for New York City

Winter in the city can go extremely snowy and windy. Suitable clothes to wear will be thick and warm clothes, such as coats and sweaters. It will be great if you wear waterproof ones, including your footwear.

You can also carrying multiple light clothes for layering, since NYC also experiences sudden temperature changes during all seasons.

Warm, non-slip and water-resistant boots with treads or gripping soles are recommended because the snow and sleet-covered roads tend to get wet and slippery.

You’ll also need a pair of gloves or mittens, a knit hat to keep your head warm and nice and comfortable socks along with your packed heavy clothes.

 

New York City – What to Wear in Spring

Clothing for Spring in NYC

Clothing for Spring in NYC

This period normally comes during the months of March, April, and May.

It can be cool or warm during these months, but nothing in the extremes. So the weather is pleasant enough for you to pack light clothes such as light slacks or skirts, and fashionable tops.

They should be somewhat warm, but not too heavy like your winter apparel. Long sleeves and layers will do. You will still need to pack a warm sweater to wear in the often-cool evenings.

 

New York City – What to Wear in Summer

Summer is during the humid hot months of June, July and August.

If you plan to visit New York City during these months, then pack light, comfortable and stylish clothes. This period can be extremely warm, so wearing shorts or miniskirts and tops or shirts that have short or no sleeves at all are perfect.

New York City Street Style and Street Fashion in Summer

New York City Street Style and Street Fashion in Summer

Just go for clothes that you will be comfortable wearing under the heat of the sun. Cotton wear is of course preferable. You can also wear slippers, flat sandals, or casual shoes to go sightseeing.

Anything actually goes during this season, as long as you are comfortable wearing it. And do not forget style and some sense of fashion, of course – after all, you are visiting the fashion capital of the US!

Bring sunglasses and summer hats, too.

Some restaurants in NYC may not let you enter wearing casual attire. So if you plan to go to one for a nice meal, then you need to pack a breezy cocktail dress or any other attire as per the required restaurant dress code.

 

New York City – What to Wear in Fall

Fall months in the city of New York are September, October and November.

This is the time when the air is crisp and clear, and when the sun shines not as blazingly as in the summer season.

Fall Clothing in NYC

Fall Clothing in NYC

You can wear what you want, but be sure to bring some warm clothes especially during November since winter would be already nearing.

Evenings in the city can get very chilly – especially in the breezy areas of Times Square (in midtown Manhattan) and Battery Park (in downtown Manhattan) – so bring warm coats or sweaters with you.

When you are preparing the wardrobe for your New York City visit, consider all these tips on what to wear for the season. Pack accordingly, and enjoy your stay in New York City!

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