how to pack for NYFW
Would you believe me if I told you that I only packed six outfits and two pairs of shoes in a carry-on to New York for NYFW ’17. On top of that, I also packed a large make-up bag, a little case full of face samples, curling iron, jewellery, two pairs of sunglasses, Macbook, and my new Canon G7x Mark II camera. I travel quite often (like every month), hence I am becoming a professional with packing for week long vacations. If there is one thing I dislike about traveling, it is the wait at the check-in counters and baggage claims at the airport so I desperately want to avoid queueing as much as possible.
An important takeaway from all the traveling I’ve done in the past is to plan your outfits ahead of time. Choose essential pieces that you know you’ll wear and possible style with another outfit. Versatility is key. Another tip for packing light is to roll your clothes neatly on one side of the luggage to avoid major wrinkles to your clothes and leave the other side of your luggage for your shoes (one pair of flats and one pair of heels), make-up, and other things you’ll desperately need while you’re away. As for beauty products, pack samples. You can get these samples from beauty counters in department stores or Sephora. Don’t be shy to ask for samples of products you want to try and products you already love.
Check out the six outfits and 2 pairs of shoes I packed for this trip above and below.
Graphic tees are fun and edgy for any bottom you style with. I did an all black attire with a crocodile leather finish skirt and white Gucci loafers for a city walk in Soho. I am obsessed with my new loafers. It’s uber comfortable and I did not have to break into them before the 14,000-steps walk around New York City. I recommend wearing socks with any flat shoe so your feet don’t expand and obtain blisters from long wear.
I am obsessed with this mustard colour every fall. The colour is reminiscent of the fall leaves I anticipate every year and it’s a fun fall neutral to my monochromatic wardrobe.
I am a huge fan of pleated skirts in all colours and prints, especially this gradient green number. It is a fantastic piece to transition from summer to fall. I can’t wait to style the skirt with my oversized knits!
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