Do you have these items in your closet? Here are ten essentials every New Yorker should own.
New York weather calls for a laundry list of personal belongings to tuck into our closets as we strive to stay comfy and stylish in this city at all times. If you’re moving to NYC or you’ve just arrived, use this list as a guide for essentials every New Yorker should own.
Lightweight Puffer Jacket
Why? Because these jackets are ideal during transition seasons, like in April when it should be 65 degrees but it’s 50 and you are so over wearing a winter coat. Pop on a lightweight puffer jacket and you’ll feel at least a little closer to spring. I might add that these coats a very pack-able for travelers and look awesome on men and women. I bought mine before my trip to Ireland.
Pair of waterproof shoes or boots
When the rain comes down, there’s no staying dry on the streets of New York City. Do yourself a favor and purchase a pair of waterproof shoes or boots (or both) to keep your tootsies from getting soaked. Men’s boots here.
Stylish baseball cap
Pair of flip-flops
Cute tennis shoes
Comfy shoes are a necessity for dashing around town, especially when running errands. Luckily, sneakers are much more fashion-forward than they used to be. Ladies will look fab in these lace-ups, and men, in these.
Dress it up or dress it down, a cozy cotton tee is a staple in every city slicker’s wardrobe. T-shirts work well to transition from day to night or the office to an after-work party, and every New Yorker should own several styles. This one is terrific for men.
Chic all-season scarf
Even in springtime, New Yorkers often don scarves. Evenings and early mornings can be chilly, and an all-season scarf keeps the neck warm while adding panache to the most basic outfit. And men wear scarves too. 🙂
A pair of Ray-Bans are a must for life in the big city. Unisex aviator sunglasses like these never go out of style.
Besides the above fashion essentials every New Yorker should own, here’s a list of everyday things that every New Yorker needs to make their life easier in the big city.
This article is part of a partnership with CubeSmart, a self-storage and logistics company with locations in the NYC area.