What to pack for a trip to New York?
Arguably one of the greatest cities in the world, New York is visited by millions of tourists from around the world to see and experience the vibrant, bustling energy, sights, sounds and myriad attractions the city is famous for. From world-class shopping and entertainment to gourmet dining, excellent museums and galleries and a fantastic nightlife, the city has something for everyone and packing the right clothes for such an adventurous city is important. It is a walking city, so you want to ensure you dress comfortably while maintaining an element of style that reflects this amazing city.
Weather in New York in September
September is a great month to travel to New York as most of the summer crowds have left and the weather is mild with warm days and cool nights. During this time of the year, average temperatures range between 21°C and 25°C during the daytime, while nights are slightly cooler, with temperatures dropping to 16°C in the first half of the month and 12°C in the latter half of the month.
What clothes to wear in New York in September?
The city of New York has always had a reputation being the forefront of fashion, and edgy, trendy vibe. Whilst the city embraces different people and cultures from all over the world, looking like a local wouldn’t hurt while you are there, so do some research beforehand about latest trends in fashion in the city, such as length and style of jeans, the season’s colors and styles of skirts and dresses being worn on the streets. This way, you will fit right and feel like a New Yorker while you are there!
Women- A standard staple that never fails to look good are jeans. Durable, versatile and comfortable, they can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion, so make sure to take two or three pairs of jeans, depending on how long you are staying for. Pair your jeans with loose, floaty tops or tight tees and a jacket – go for a denim or leather jacket as these can also be dressed up or down with a scarf and various styles of shoes. A lightweight cardigan is a good idea, for those cooler days and a pashmina is a must as this can worn as a scarf during the day or thrown over your shoulders at night when you are out and about. Floral dresses are good for daytime wear and can be paired with the denim or leather jacket, however avoid sundresses and shorts as it will be too cold for these summer items during September.
Men – For men, jeans are also a good staple and packing a few pairs for different occasions is a good idea. Light slacks or shorts would work for the day, whilst a dark pair of pants or jeans are better for the evening. Take a nice belt to pair with the jeans and a jacket of some sort, such as a sports jacket or leather jacket. A light jersey that can be thrown over the shoulders during the day is a good idea and either short-sleeve or long sleeve shorts will be comfortable to wear during September in New York.
Kids – The same applies for kids when it comes to packing for New York in September. Children can wear light jeans or pants with shirts and light jackets, with something warmer for the evenings.
Footwear and Accessories
1. New York is a walking city, so comfortable shoes are important. Take some comfortable sneakers or dark shoes that can be worn during the day whilst walking around the city, as well as in the evenings for other occasions if needs be. Avoid flip-flops as these are uncomfortable to walk any distance in and the weather might be too cool for this style of shoe, particularly in the latter half of the month.
2. It is always a good idea to carry a small umbrella and a light wind-breaker or rain jacket just in case the weather turns. Keep in mind that New York is one of the fashion and shopping centers of the world, so pack accordingly so you have some space for all your new items on the return journey.