I hope everyone had a great Independence Day weekend! One Monday, I detailed some fun ideas of what to do when you visit New York City. Today, I thought it would be fun to share the outfit that I wore on the day we walked over 22,000 steps. The fast-paced lifestyle of the City makes me feel like there’s never enough time to see everything. With that in mind, we definitely don’t go back to change during the day for different occasions- from breakfast to dinner and everything in-between, this chambray dress was my lifesaver. Here are some tips when dressing for a long day in the City:
- Make a Game Plan & Dress Accordingly: The City, although just a “small island,” packs a lot of punch in each neighborhood. Make sure to plan ahead and decide what you want to do then plan your outfit accordingly. Of course, this outfit was not what I wore when I attended the Bridal Shower but for a day of sightseeing and taking in the City, this dress, comfortable flat sandals and a cross body bag fit the bill.
- Comfort over Everything: Although it was overcast most of the time we were there, it was hot and muggy. Throw in a few subway rides and if I were wearing anything tight-fitting, I would have been miserable. Thank goodness for an airy shift dress and the fact that the Subway cars are air-conditioned. For a day of activity, select a patterned romper or a dress that breaths when visiting in the summer.
- Track your Steps & The Right Pair of Shoes: My Mom has a Fitbit that tracked our distance but you can also do it from your iPhone. It’s amazing to see how much ground you can cover in just one day in the City. I opted for my go-to pair of flat sandals for the day of walking. However, I always debate whether or not to select some cute tennis shoes instead since the City isn’t the cleanest place in the world. These sandals were totally fine for me but they’re also very broken in (and I just washed my feet before bed haha). If your feet hurt, your whole day will be thrown off so be sure to select shoes made for a walking when you pack!
Although not the most fashionable outfit I’ve ever pieced together I was able to power walk all day, squeeze into a number of subway cars and also walk into a bar for dinner with no problem at all. Save that show stopping, runway-ready outfit for a special dinner out on the town but forgo it during the day to take advantage of your time in the greatest city in the world.
In case you missed it, here’s my guide on what to do when you visit NYC!