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

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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Safari Style Clothing- The New Chic

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  Safari style clothing is far from new but this spring, it's back in a fresh and modern way. How do you wear it?  Try: Monchromatic safari - all one color or slightly varying shades of … Continue Reading

Vacation Sundresses with Tropical Punch

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Dear Deborah, I'm going on vacation to the Caribbean and I'm looking for a dress that's fun, tropical and age-appropriate. I want to be able to wear it on my trip, as well as at home in the summer. … Continue Reading

What to Pack For a Cruise

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Hi Deborah, I love your site! I am going on a  cruise soon and want to bring some shorts. Can you suggest what type of shorts to bring for walking around the ship and going ashore that … Continue Reading

How To Travel In Style

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Has this ever happened to you? You spend so much time packing for your summer vacation to take just the right things, that when it's time to hurry up and get to the airport, you throw on some boring … Continue Reading

What To Wear When Visiting NYC – Part 2

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If you read my recent post on what to wear in New York City,  you got a few ideas on how to dress if you were walking around Central Park or hanging out in Times Square. Since then many of you wrote … Continue Reading

Comfy Travel Shoes With Whimsical Style

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When it comes to traveling, comfy shoes are a must. Sporty sneakers or walking shoes fit the bill, but are usually more practical than stylish. A pair of cute ballet flats or sandals can also work … Continue Reading

3 Must Pack Outfits For Your Summer Beach Vacation

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Whether you are traveling to Cape Cod, Malibu, or Miami Beach a summer trip to the seashore is likely to be on your vacation list at some point. What do you pack for a week in the sand and sun? Here's … Continue Reading