I go to NYC often to shop for frock.
I love the city and always try to cram in some fun while I’m there, usually a museum or a new (to me) restaurant. I wish I could see a Broadway show, but I am usually beat after a trade show.
I’m more of a “below 14th street” gal.
I like the true neighborhood vibe.
Eateries, some nuevo and some historic,
all feel very local. Creativity in all forms
can be found around every corner, I never
get bored and can walk for miles.
Not wanting to be tethered to a hotel concierge,
I pack only what I can easily carry in a backpack.
-Unless it’s August, wear dark colors that
don't show dirt. I remember being really
impressed with the level of filth in NYC
back in the late seventies, grimy and gritty
in the best way. It’s been homogenized
and pasteurized since, but you still might
want to sit on a park bench-Invest in one
pair of high-quality mid-weight dark-colored
pants. They won’t bag or wrinkle if they
contain at least 5% elastane. Tights underneath
will get you through the winter. Be sure
to have them hemmed so no fabric touches
the ground. A decent pair will wear well
three days in a row.
-Wear one statement tee and pack two. This is a trend worth keeping around and works on any age gal.