My NYC Packing List

I am so excited to be heading to New York City this week for a couple of meetings and to visit my best friend!

I’ve always heard the city is truly magical this time of year. I can’t wait to experience New York’s holiday traditions for the first time. Please comment below with your recommendations of the best things to do in NYC during the Christmas season!

Packing tips:

First of all, consider your destination. Ask yourself: what’s the vibe of this place and what kinds of activities will you be doing there? Thinking up a mental picture helps to get your creative juices flowing. Imagine the types of outfits you envision yourself wearing there. Take it a step further and pull inspiration pictures from Instagram or Pinterest.

Bring layering pieces that you can mix and match. Pick a color story when deciding what pieces from your closet to bring so everything is cohesive. For example, I stuck with a black and white theme while putting together this list. Play with accessories such as headbands or fashion jewelry to add variety to your outfits and create more looks.

Think of ways you can dress each piece you pack up or down. To elevate your typical legging and sweatshirt uniform at the airport, add a chic leather jacket and a great bag. Comfort is key, make sure to only bring items that you feel good wearing and not those cute heels you haven’t broken in yet—this helps you to avoid blisters and overpacking!

Finally, take pictures of your head-to-toe looks to reference later. This is a major time and stress saver!

Here is a peek at what’s in my suitcase. Hope this helps as your guide for wherever your holiday travels take you!

Molly E.


Leather Jacket

IRO Ashville Leather Jacket

Puff Sleeve Top

A.L.C. Kati Tee

Crystal Embellished Headband

Lele Sadoughi Headband

Stripe Sweater

TIBI Merino Wool Sweater

Over the Knee Boots

Stuart Weitzman “Lowland” Boots

Statement Earrings

Chanel Ruthenium Bead Earrings

Tailored Coat

Alexander Wang Tweed Coat

Mini Backpack

Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Mini Backpack


Knowlita New York or Nowhere Sweatshirt

La Mer Travel Set

Cult-favorites from La Mer Skincare

Passport Cover

Goyard Passport Holder


Stella McCartney Knickers of the Week Silk-Blend Briefs