What to Pack for a Trip to New York City in Every Season – NYC Packing List

New York City is one of those locations that experiences every season. During the spring in New York, you can expect temperatures between 50 and 70 degrees. Summer heats up to an average of 80 to 90 degrees, then fall brings those temperatures back down between 55 and 75. Winter is another story altogether! New York City is known for its bitterly cold winters, which range from 45 on the high end to the 20s and 30s on the lower end on average. 

No matter what season you end up visiting in, it’s important to plan out your outfits according to the weather (and your itinerary!). 

What to Pack for a Trip to New York City in the Spring

This flowy dress is perfect for a spring day in New York!

I mean, come on – this is the perfect street style for NYC!

  Loooove this floral midi dress. So cute!

I’m lowkey obsessed with this lilac blazer and shorts moment. I can see this look on the streets of SoHo!

Every woman needs a white linen button-up.

You could easily transition this top from day to night by switching the jeans for leather pants or white jeans and heels!

 Spring in New York is still a bit chilly at times, so you’ll want to bring a nice coat for the cooler days.

How cute is this ruffled pink dress?!

 Another great maxi dress for shopping, brunching, or sightseeing. 

I feel like a jumpsuit is very New York. This one is a bestseller on Revolve!

Grab dinner in the West Village wearing this stunning sweater dress

Loving this cropped jacket!

I am OBSESSED with this one-shoulder wrap top. The fabric is so chic!

If you are going on a girls trip to New York City, this top is perfect for brunch or a vibey dinner! It could also be great for date night with your boo.

I love a romper, and this blue floral romper is no exception!

Dress these faux leather leggings down with sneakers during the day or up with heels at night!

You can always buy a NY hat in the city, but if you want to have one before you go, I love this ballcap from Amazon!

  Loooove these heels for dinner or a night out!

I’m a big fan of Loeffler Randall heels, and these gold bow heels are perhaps my fav!

You will 100% want sneakers to walk around in during the day because you will be on your feet A LOT. Might as well strut your stuff in style with a pair of Golden Gooses!

For a more comfy/affordable option, opt for these white and gold Adidas sneakers! I wore them on my last trip to NYC and they were perfect

How fun is this pink feathered bag?! I’m obsessed!

This floral beaded clutch is stunning and so perfect for spring.

Wear the Marc Jacobs snapshot bag as a crossbody or a belt bag! Ideal for running around the city when you need to keep your phone, wallet, and MetroCard on easily accessible.

These bow earrings would be so cute for dinner in the city.

A pair of gold hoops are a necessity for any trip/wardrobe!

These are some of my favs, too! They have more of a shiny finish.

What to Pack for a Trip to New York City in the Summer

Summer in New York City can be pretty dang hot, so I highly recommend packing tanks like this one!

Gotta have those jean shorts for the summer!

This wrap dress is absolutely gorgeous!

Looooove this sexy halter top with the wrap/tie detail.

Another great pair of jean shorts. These are so comfy!

This deep-v bodysuit is perfect for a night out in Manhattan!

I love a feather moment, and this top is no exception!! So fun.

Another great top that you can transition from day to night very easily. Bonus – it’s a bodysuit!!

I love a cutout maxi dress for the summer! This is one you could bring on just about any summer vacay.

How cute is this mini dress?! The yellow screams summer sunshine!

Throw a light jacket or cardigan over this midi silk dress for dinner, or wear it as is for brunch/lunch in NYC.

If you’re going out in New York City, this crop top is a look!

Nike Airforce Ones for the win.

These beaded strappy sandals are so cute!

Everyone needs a nice black heel. Love these from Revolve!

Another go-to sneaker of mine – APLs!

How chic are these sandals? I could see these on the Upper East Side or at brunch on the west side!

You’ll need a nice bag to go to dinner/drinks with. Highly recommend this one!

You guys know I love a floral earring!

What to Pack for a Trip to New York City in the Fall

Lovers and Friends Clara Cropped Fishnet Pullover in Green

  Another New York crewneck that I think is so cute!! You could dress this up a little with a white button up underneath and some cute jeans.

Is it just me, or are shackets one of the greatest fashion inventions ever?

Looooove this suede/fur jacket!

This dress is SO comfy and also so affordable!! It’s from Amazon, so it ships quickly!

I’ve always been a skinny jean girl (millennial over here!), but these straight-leg jeans are a vibe.

This top is both sexy and sophisticated, and I love it!!

A sheer bodysuit with a bralette underneath is the perfect going out outfit for NYC.

Love the zipper detail on this sweater dress!

Trust me, you’ll be wishing you had this long cardigan in NYC when that autumn wind hits you! 

Dress this silk shirt up or down – so chic!

A tweed skirt + black tights + boots = the perfect fall outfit for NYC!

Again, I love a shacket. This one looks soooo warm!

  If you feel like keeping the autumn sun off of your face, this felt hat is perfect!

Black booties are a staple in NY (and in life!).

Love these for fall!

  I’ve been obsessed with white/cream boots this year. These are so fab!

Gorgeous earrings that can be worn day or night!

A spin on regular hoops – love these textured ones!

What to Pack for a Trip to New York City in the Winter

  This fur coat comes in seven different colors!!

A chunky knit sweater is always a great idea for the bitter-cold New York winter weather. 

This fur coat is one of my favorite Amazon purchases!

  Love this turtleneck on its own, but it would also be cute under a jacket, vest, or crewneck.

You’ll definitely want to pack a few sweater dresses for dinners!

Grab this bomber jacket for days running around the city.

Another great fur option (with faux leather, too!).

   You could dress these pants up or down. Love!

  Winter white (or cream, in this case) is one of my favorite looks.

How cozy does this turtleneck sweater look?!

This off-the-shoulder sweater would be so cute for dinner downtown!

Another great sweater dress option. Love the cold shoulder and side slit details!

This coat is on the lighter side, but so chic with the fur collar!

The best/most sophisticated sweater dress!

Another great cropped fur option!! I’m telling you, fur in NYC is a must.

For a longer sweater dress option, grab this off-white dress from Revolve and pair it with some cream-colored boots!

Highly recommend these beige booties

Pair these with faux leather leggings for the perfect NYC look. I love that these are fairly waterproof since you’ll likely be walking through snow in the winter!

Big fan of these cream knee-high boots!

  And, of course, you have to bring black, too!

These boots were made for walking (through Central Park in the snow). 

Have your Blair Waldorf moment on the MET steps with this super cute headband!

This beanie will keep you warm on those winter NYC days.

A bucket hat would be so cute in NY!!

Looove these earrings!

These are great for a Broadway show or dinner in the city.


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