NYC Necessities

When transitioning from suburban living to city living it’s important to have items suited to your environment. Having interned in NYC during the summers in college I know how important it is to have certain necessities on you at all times – it’s not like you can just hop in your car and go home for something you forget! 
Comfy and quality shoes are a must for me in NYC. On the commute I like to wear comfy flats (like TOMS) and carry my nice heels in my tote bag. Headphones, an umbrella and a matches-with-everything cardigan are also of vital importance. I’ve gotten caught in an NYC rainstorm before and it’s not pretty. I also like to wear headphones to discourage creepy men from talking to me on the subway. Another must? A map. Since I’m not an NYC native and can sometimes be directionally-challenged, a map is 100% necessary for me. 
Other important items? A water bottle, snack bars, breath mints, cash, hair ties and a magazine or book.
What are some of your city must-haves?

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16 Responses to NYC Necessities

  1. Amy says:

    All great ideas! The umbrella is a must as whenever I was without it rained!

    Leopard and Lillies

  2. Cathy says:

    You will be such the city girl! 🙂 Can’t wait to wear my safari jacket…but in TX that will probably be October…

  3. All good items! I really like the green jacket. It’s always great to have layers.

  4. Kelly Yeh says:

    Thanks for stopping by =) Following you now. Love these accessories

    <3 Kelly

  5. love me a good pair of TOMS

  6. Cristie Xu says:

    Love this list! That cardigan is definitely a must have!

  7. Sabina says:

    Love the jacket!

  8. I <3 toms! Please check out my recent post on a new pair of toms I purchased!

  9. Giovanna says:

    Love this! Definitely wanting that jacket!


  10. I love that cute!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  11. alongobucco says:

    Such great picks–these are all so true! Past that, I always bring a magazine or book with me (usually my iPad) for when the subway gets delayed. Also, my camera…NYC is so inspiring!

    The Glossy Life

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  13. I love the simplicity of the heart sweatshirt!


  14. Chelle says:

    Love the NYC inspiration board. Definitely great staple items! I still need to get a pair of comfy TOMS… And I agree that a map is a necessity (or an iPhone with GPS!)

    Xo Chelle

  15. Julie says:

    I love your city essentials!! xo, Julie

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