Here in NYC, the summertime weather has been sticking around a little longer than normal. I, for one, am not upset about it; however, I know that this weather will not last forever, and the cold temperatures will be here before I know it.
After experiencing 1 1/2 fall seasons in NYC, I have a much better idea of what to expect and how to prepare for the changing temperatures.
Comfortable Shoes – I’ve talked about the need for comfortable shoes on the blog before, but I just need to stress that again here. When I first moved to NYC, I was definitely a little more concerned with style than comfort. Let’s just say that changed pretty quickly 😉 I decided to get a neutral pair of tennis shoes about a year ago, and my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner! (the shoes I have are similar to these ones!) I also like to wear boots during the fall and winter months. There are so many options out now with lower heels to keep the comfort level high!
Vests – This is one of my favorite layering pieces for the fall. Vests are perfect for days when I will be walking a lot and want to ensure that I will stay warm but not too warm. 🙂 I only wish the milder fall temperatures would last longer in NYC so I could wear vests longer!
Rain Jackets – If you live on the East Coast, then you understand the necessity of investing in multiple rain jackets. I got a fleece-lined rain jacket last fall that I used constantly throughout the fall and winter! However, on slightly warmer days, my fleece-lined jacket is too much, and I need to wear something lighter. The bottom line is that the weather is unpredictable here, so it is better to be prepared for whatever may come your way.
A Fleece Jacket – This is my go-to layering piece during this time of year! Whether you need an additional layer under a rain jacket or just need something lighter to throw on before heading out the door, a fleece jacket is the perfect staple for the fall and winter. There are a lot of trendier options on the market right now, but I tend to lean toward a good, neutral fleece since I have limited closet space in my apartment.
Water Bottle – It is important to stay hydrated no matter what season it is. I absolutely love my CamelBak Chute Mag Vacuum water bottle! My favorite features are the wide grip to make it easy to carry around with me and the magnetic top to keep the cap away from my face while drinking out of it.
This list is not exhaustive in the least, but these items are essential to help me survive the ever-changing weather that is fall in NYC.