What To Wear (And Not Wear) In NYC

Deborah BolandJetting off to the Big Apple this summer and fretting about what to wear?

Relax. Even though New York is the fashion capital of the world, you don’t need to worry about stuffing your suitcase full of all the latest trends in order to blend in.

For walking around, site-seeing and shopping, you’ll want to be casual and comfy. That being said, there are a few things you’ll definitely want to steer clear of to avoid looking touristy.

Here are some tips for what to wear and what not wear in NYC.

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The Most Comfortable Walking Shoes for Europe

Spring  until late fall is ideal for a European vacation, and the best way to see most Old World cities is on foot. Touring museums, churches and galleries; poking around in craft shops, taking photos in a cobblestone alley, hunting for a café or trattoria off the beaten path. Are your feet aching yet?


Ecco Biom Grip Lite – great for walking

The secret to successful walking, according to experts at the Mayo Clinic, is a pair of comfortable well-fitting walking shoes. They suggest a fairly lightweight shoe with good shock absorption like Ecco BIOM GRIP Lite Mary Jane. Weighing in at a mere 7 ounces it is one of the best shoes for walking around Europe.

One user reported walking in this shoe for three weeks in Italy, often without socks, with no blisters or other discomfort.

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Leggings – A Chic Work From Home Uniform

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When you work from home and you're on the computer pretty much all  day, it's very easy to fall into the yoga pants rut. Yoga or sweatpants are just so darn comfortable that you end up wearing them … Continue Reading

How to Wear Fringe after 40, 50 and Beyond

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Hello Deborah, I purchased a pair of black  fringe leggings because "they looked cute"  (they, fit me too...) but I have no clue what to wear them with, and now I'm having second thoughts. … Continue Reading

4 Classy Ways to Look Cute in Shorts

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If you want to wear shorts this summer, go right ahead. Shorts can look cute and classy especially if you keep your look classic. What do I mean? Here are a few examples: TAILORED BUT NOT … Continue Reading

What Does The Stepmother of the Bride Wear?

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It's hard enough to figure out what to wear when you are the mother of the bride or groom, so what the heck are you supposed to wear when you are the stepmother of the bride or groom? Here are some … Continue Reading

Sizzling Summer Party Dresses For Women Who Love Maxis!

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Break out the Margueritas and put on the shish-kabobs. Summer is here and so is party time. What will you wear to that backyard bbq or weekend pool party that you've been invited to? Pants can be … Continue Reading

7 Ways Not To Look Fat in White Pants

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Nothing says summer like white pants! They're fresh, sporty, youthful, and they go with everything, but many of us avoid them because we worry they'll make us look fat. Is it all in our heads? The … Continue Reading

What to Wear To A Wedding Reception

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The wedding invitation has arrived. Now the big question is "What will I wear?" Naturally, it's all about the bride on her wedding day, but that doesn't mean that you as a guest, shouldn't look … Continue Reading