What to Pack for a Trip to New York

Packing for a trip to New York should be well thought through, as the city that never sleeps oozes style and confidence, your suitcase should match with it.  When packing you should always remember your basic classics, the white t-shirt, a pair of trousers, a pair of brogues and a statement jacket. Having these key pieces means you can build your New York essentials around a solid core and have outfits for both casual and formal settings.

Everyday Casual

Walking around any city can be tiring and sometimes uncomfortable, so you need an outfit that can see you through the whole day with ease and style. Keeping it simple is key, nothing too heavy and complicated, this simple white t-shirt by Edwin is a great piece to wear casually through the city. Pair it with these black woven jogging pants by Selected, which are great as they have the look of trousers to keep them smart, yet comfortable.

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SHOP: Edwin white t-shirt | Selected black woven jogging pants 

Footwear is massively important when packing, you have to think of the situations you’re going to be in and the comfort needed. With walking around the city, a pair of trainers are a must. This pair by Vans are spot on for the job, they look great and are comfortable at the same time, keeping your everyday casual look monochromatic and stylish.

Having a durable and stylish bag to carry the day’s essentials is definitely needed. For city slicking a backpack would be the most practical of bags, easily slung over your shoulder and comfortable to have on you throughout the day. This bag by Herschel is a great option, from its large interior to fit everything inside, to its secure closure to keep your items safe.

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SHOP: Herschel Supply Co. Little America – Black

As the days are getting colder having a jacket is always good. This button up mac by The Idle Man is a stylish option to throw over your look for those colder times.

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SHOP: The Idle Man Poly Button Up Mac

Going Out For Dinner

When packing, always take into account a formal dinner outfit when you’re hitting the Big Apple. Having a great pair of trousers that are smart are exactly what you need in your suitcase. These patterned finished navy trousers by Selected look fantastic with a white button down shirt by G Star. The trousers are smart, but have fun patterned detailing to elevate the look. Team the shirt and trousers with a pair of brown brogues by Hudson, roll up the bottoms to show a bit of ankle (wear invisible socks or none at all) and tuck the shirt into your trousers to formalise the look.

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SHOP: G Star white button down oxford shirt | Selected navy printed trousers | Hudson brown brogues

Grooming Essentials

Toiletries are something you can easily forget but always need. Whilst on a trip you should always keep it to the bare minimum, as we are all guilty of packing the kitchen sink. Stop your toiletries from breaking and leaking all over your clothes and invest in a decent wash bag, like this one by Mi-Pac. Perfect for all your toiletry needs.

The products you bring need to be thought out also. This Uppercut Deluxe Monster Hold wax is perfect for keeping your hair tamed and smart throughout the day, use the Uppercut pocket comb to style it how you like.

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SHOP: Uppercut Deluxe Monster Hold | Uppercut Deluxe Pocket Comb

Keeping yourself fresh throughout the day plays on many a travellers mind, so packing the right toiletries for your morning shower is going to be a great help. Scaramouche and Fandango do a great travel pack that has your daily essentials such as shampoo, body wash, shave cream and a hydrator in 50ml bottles to keep yourself fresh throughout your trip.


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