What To Pack For a Fall Trip to NYC – New York City

Ah, Fall in New York City. Gone are the scorching summer temperatures and the oppressive humidity, graciously replaced with crisp autumn mornings and perfectly sunny afternoons. The yellow and red leaves light up the streets and turn Central Park into a picturesque Fall oasis. There’s really no better time to explore the Big Apple (with a spiced latte in hand). Whether you’re visiting friends, hitting the museums, or indulging in the NYC brunch scene, you better be ready to do so in style. With fashion week kicking off the Fall season, this is the city where you can pull out all the stops! It’s impossible to be overdressed in NYC! Who else is ready for denim, oversized sweaters, blazers and all things leather? Plus, fall means boot season, baby! Here’s what to wear and pack for a weekend in New York City!

Average Temperature in the Fall in New York

September temperatures in NYC

High: 77

Low: 58

October temperatures in NYC

High: 70

Low: 47

November temperatures in NYC

High: 55

Low: 39

What to Wear in NYC

Ulla Johnson Aurelia Turtleneck in Maple

ANINE BING Mountain Shirt in Black & White Plaid

Show Me Your Mumu Outlaw Mini Dress in Black

Zimmermann Scallop Frill Sweater in Cream

Alice + Olivia Deon Two-fer Seperating Box Jacket in Black & White

Enza Costa Sleeveless Knit Turtleneck Dress in Black

Bella Dahl Rolled Hem Utility Romper in Soft Army

ANINE BING Leon Bomber in Midnight Navy

Marc Jacobs Snapshot Bag in Khaki

A good cross-body bag is a MUST. 

 You can never go wrong with a classic denim jacket like this one.

Complete the look with a cute bootie.

Dr. Denim Echo Wide Leg in Blue Jay


Have you hopped on the wide-legged denim trend yet?

Soludos Ibiza Platform Sneaker in White APL: Athletic Propulsion Labs TechLoom Bliss Sneaker in White & White

Comfy white sneeks for exploring by foot! They go with EVERYTHING.

And don’t forget all the jackets, jackets, jackets!!!

Leather jacket might be a bit more expensive, but they never go out of style. I still have a brown leather jacket I’ve had for 14 years, no joke. It was the first leather jacket my parents gifted me and I still treasure it to this day!


What to Wear in NYC: Hitting the museums, or a business meeting with a colleague

We’re going for smart/sophisticated chic for something like a museum day exploring New York City, or catching up with a colleague over lunch.

Channel Cher and all the Clueless vibes with the blazer/skirt look:

Amanda Uprichard X REVOLVE Sawyer Blazer in Houndstooth

Brochu Walker Looker Vee Dress in Camel Melange & White BrownL'Academie The Draya Mini Dress in Black





Love the plaid skirt (v gossip girl vibes), and I’d pair it with a solid high quality sweater.  To me, a comfy cashmere sweater is always worth the splurge. Tuck it into your jeans for an effortlessly chic fall look.


Trousers and a cashmere sweater make the perfect pairing for the city chic look late fall through winter. 


Joie Emera Sweater in PorcelainSnug As Can Be Heather Taupe Ribbed Mock Neck Sweater DressLovers and Friends Tamarin Sweater Dress in BrownLarroude The Kate Boot in Ivory

Sweater dress + boots is usually my go-to every fall.





What to Wear in NYC: Cocktails and Dinner Out

Going out hits different when the New York City temps drop, so grab a chic blazer and dress up your favorite neutral basic pieces by pairing them with a chic coat, bold bag and jewelry.

Lovers and Friends x Jetset Christina Nelly Mini Dress in Natural Black Blooms

AGOLDE Cherie High Rise Straight in DistortionASTR the Label Abilene Sweater Dress in NutmegMusier Paris Samantha Top in Black




superdown Madeline Blazer Dress in NavyLPA Kavala Sweater Dress in Camel

Blazer/dress combo! Yes, yes yes!



Lovers and Friends Tamarin Sweater Dress in BlackKatari Tan Snake Pointed-Toe Knee High Boots



These boots (only $49!) with a solid dress (like a LBD) would pop in the best way.

What to Wear in NYC: Brunching with The Girls

If you’re heading to one of the best brunch spots in New York City, you’ll want to wear something that is fun and casual, but that you wouldn’t mind being caught in an Instagram photo in…



Meet Cozy Rust Orange Knit Long Sleeve Turtleneck Sweater

AGOLDE 90s Mid Rise Loose Fit in Fall Out


Early fall is all about those boot and skirt pairings!!

BCBGeneration Corduroy Mini Skirt in Night BlueFree People Honey Pleated Skirt in Retro Sunshine Combo

Essex Light Nude Mid-Calf BootiesRAYE Jonathan Boot in Bone



ALOHAS Puffy Mule in Camel

Absolutely obsessed with these heels!

See By Chloe Hana Mini Suede & Leather Crossbody in Caramello


Show Me Your Mumu Lombardi Long Cardigan in Taupe With Faux Fur




What to wear to a Broadway Show

Broadway is the queen of glitz, glam, & frills, so you can get are dressed up as your heart desires. The best thing about NYC is that you’re never overdressed, but especially on Broadway.

Amanda Uprichard Sandrine Dress in Dark GreenL'Academie The Draya Mini Dress in Black

NBD Anju Midi Dress in Deep TaupeNorma Kamali Halter Turtle Side Slit Gown in Pewter





Classy long shirt with a sexy slit never hurt!

Bronx and Banco Python Maxi Skirt in Pebble


Pair with a classy clutch!

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