I’ve talked about J. Crew and J. Crew Factory several times; if you’re someone who balks at the idea of paying full (or even sale price) for items from J. Crew, then J. Crew Factory might be a better option for you. And if you still want deeper discounts? eBay and thrift stores. It might take you a bit longer to find a specific item, but I don’t think that really matters.
My first trip to New York involved heavy suitcases and way too many clothes. I packed several skirts and dresses, seven pairs of shoes, five tops, four scarves, and two coats. My second trip involved clothing in bright colors, and while I packed considerably less than trip #1, nothing really meshed well together. I’m hoping to pack considerably less for trip three, and here’s my game plan.
I’m leaving my bright colors at home. New Yorkers are known for wearing black, and that’s what I’m packing. Not only is black easy to pair other things with, if I happen to get dirty, it won’t be as noticeable.
I’m taking two skirts, and it’s the same exact skirt. Eek! This Old Navy jersey skirt is all kinds of amazing, and I love it. At night I’ll turn my skirt inside out, spray with Febreze, and spot clean with a wash cloth, warm water, and soap.
A coat is a must (of course). I went back and forth with my coat decision; I almost took my red vintage coat, but I realized that it wouldn’t go well with every outfit. My black coat won!
My tall black Sam Edelman Pierce boots are comfortable, and good for walking. It will be cold, and since I don’t wear pants, tall boots are a must. Since stiletto heels are out of the question, I’m packing one pair of wedge booties as my going out shoes.
Must Have Accessories
Legging, Tights, and Socks
I have some over-the-knee socks that I plan to wear over leggings. I also plan to pack a pair of opaque tights and will wear those with the wedge booties on our fancy night out.
If you’ve got any hints or tips for me, please be sure to let me know!
Items pictured in the collage: black coat, long cardigan, chambray shirt, plaid shirt, sequin top, cableknit sweater, leggings, socks, skirt (used for picture), wedge booties, tall Sam Edelman Pierce boots, touch screen gloves, crossbody purse, black hat, black scarf, beanie, leopard scarf