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Ask BB: What to Pack for a Weekend Trip to NYC

I am a 25 yr-old girl from Chicago who is going on her first trip to NYC. Do you have any recommendations for packing for a 3-day weekend this summer? —Michelle

Think of the type of activities you'll be doing, then pack accordingly. Pick versatile pieces that can take you from day to night. You will be doing a lot of walking and stair climbing and subway-riding, and it will no doubt be hot outside and chilly indoors, so pack comfortable-yet-stylish shoes and the requisite cover-up. Of course, natives manage to do all this on a daily basis with finesse, so chic, modern attire is a must if don't want to stand out as a tourist.

Here are some examples of items you may want to pack:

What to pack on a budget for a weekend in NYC

What to pack on a budget for a weekend in NYC

What to pack on a budget for a weekend in NYC

[1] Bow tie tank, Charlotte Russe, $16.99 [2] Rugby striped top, $17.99, Charlotte Russe [3] Striped bow tie top, $19.99, Charlotte Russe [4] Tail spin skirt, $39.99, French Connection [5] True boot jean, $29.95, AE [6] Sound of spring skirt, $39.99, French Connection [7] "Ripple" wedge sandals, $39.99-$59.99, Nine West [8] "Rayne" hooded thong sandals, $54, Report [9] Leather "Freeport" cross-body bag, $99.99, Banana Republic [10] Tote bag, $40, French Connection [11] Topshop blazer, $120 [12] "Delilah" one-shoulder dress, $19.80, Forever 21 [13] "Dania" metallic cuff, $6.80, Forever 21

I hope you do more entries advising what to pack on short trips - this was great and really hepful. I'm not going to NYC until the fall, but seeing this will really help me think about packing light with mix and match outfits. Love it!
#1 Kelly C (Homepage) on 2009-07-03 11:01 (Reply)
great post! I love it:)
#2 Nora on 2009-07-03 11:32 (Reply)
This is a great set BB!
#3 Wanderlusting (Homepage) on 2009-07-03 17:02 (Reply)
So useful! If you make it in NYC you'll make it anywhere!
#4 denim leggings (Homepage) on 2010-03-18 12:15 (Reply)
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