When it comes to preparing for tropical or beachside trips, the packing process is on the easier side of the spectrum. All you really need are swimsuits, lightweight separates, and a few fun accessories, and you’re ready to go. When it comes to packing for the city, however, it can be a bit more of a challenge, especially in a place like New York that has so many different elements to take into consideration.
As someone who was born in New York, I’ve learned exactly what staple items are necessary to look put-together all while preparing you for anything. I’ve not only taken notes from fellow fashionable New Yorkers, but have learned from every experience. Below, I’ve rounded up the 20 staples that you should prioritize while packing for a stay in the city. From long walks in your favorite park to a reservation at the new hotspot, the items in this packing list will guarantee an A+ wardrobe.