How to Pack for New York City: No Sleep Till Brooklyn Edition

Thriftanistas! I can’t believe it’s been a year since my last trip to NYC! This time around I’m going with my cousin and her friend from South Africa and my little sister (now 21 and able to barhop with the best of us).

In my typical fashion, I’ve spent weeks agonizing about what to pack in order to minimize extra stuff (and make space for any purchases) and also look chic and edgy enough to look street-style ready.

Usually, since I’m a very visual learner, and like sticking to a color palette, I plan out everything I’m going to wear by drawing it out. I was in AP art in highschool so it’s also pretty fun for me.

New York packing drawing
A couple of the pieces I’ll be taking with me to New York.

In my suitcase:

Faux suede and leather ankle booties: Old Navy, $24 on sale
Thigh-high boots: JustFab, $39.95
Oversized Cardigan: Forever21, $24
Pink Coat: Eva Mendes for New York and Company, Goodwill, $10 on SuperSaver Saturday
Faux Leather Leggings: MeMoi Pleather Chic Legging, Rue La La, $25
Infinity Scarf: H&M, Free from a clothing swap
Printed Dress: Ivanka Trump, ThredUp.com. $18 with discount, originally $24.99 (new with tags!!)
Parka: H&M, $60 last season
Side zip sweater: (not pictured): Kaisley, Goodwill, +/- $10
Cowl neck sweater: Style & Co., Twice, $11
Fleece long-sleeve undershirt: Cuddle Duds, $10
Silky lace cami: H&M, $12 (this season)
Textured mini: Banana Republic, Twice. $17.95

Active wear Cuddle Duds…they come with thumbholes. Epic.
Style & Co. Sweater, Twice, $10.95
Style & Co. Sweater, Twice, $10.95
Banana Republic Tweed Skirt, Twice, $17.95
Banana Republic Tweed Skirt, Twice, $17.95

How are you planning on packing for travel season? Are there any essentials you can’t live without for your trip?

Bonus: Check out these great guides to packing and travel from other bloggers like Olivia Palermo, Lauren Conrad and WhoWhatWear. ❤ 

About the Charm City Thriftanista:
Kelly-Lynne is a Social Media strategist by day,
writer and dreamer by dusk. She loves vintage
and cookies, but not vintage cookies. She lives the
beautiful Mount Vernon, Baltimore City.
You can find her at @kellynner on Twitter!

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