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. Stylist Chantelle Collier has these style tips for what to wear and what not wear in NYC.

What Not To Wear

  • Heavy Sneakers – It’s NYC and everyone walks everywhere, but please leave your clunky jogging sneakers at home. Instead try a comfy flat shoe like a gladiator sandal, ballet flat, athletic slide or sleek and stylish statement sneaker (this season’s hot casual shoe).
  •  The “I heart NY” tee – You know the one. This classic New York souvenir is available on almost every street corner in the city. By all means, pick one up (I have several!), pack it away to wear back home.
  •  The Fanny Pack – Yes, it’s convenient, but super frumpy too. Instead, choose a roomy tote with long straps that can be thrown over your shoulder. It’s a good idea to have a bag that zips closed to protect your belongings. When it comes to color, a neutral bag is best for travel as it will match all the outfits you have packed.

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