What to Pack for New York, Boston, and Philadelphia

What to Pack for 16 Days in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia Packing Light List #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesara

Black Camisole • H&M | Blue Shirt • Mango | Striped Long Sleeve • & Other Stories | White Blouse (I have this and love it) • Zara | Graphic Print Long Sleeve • Mango | Black Print Blouse • Marks and Spencer | Grey Turtlneck Sweater • H&M | Black Pullover • H&M | Brown Cardigan • H&M | Blazer • H&M | Casual Denim • Madewell | Dark Denim • H&M | Black Pants • H&M | Black Dress • Mango | Coat • & Other Stories | Grey Plaid Scarf • Topshop | Star Scarf • Gap | Beanie • Nordstrom | Sunglasses • SWG | Leopard Flats • Talbots | Sneakers • Golden Goose Deluxe Brand | Boots • Dolce Vita | Purse • Børn | Crossbody • Diane von Furstenberg |


This week I have an east Coast packing list for the U.S. for 16 days in October. Since I live in Toronto I am in the same time zone and in the same general area as these locations so I can tell you what the weather will be like from personal experience. October is my absolute favourite month weather-wise because of the cool temperature (but not cold), changing leaves, and general ambience of the month. It’s perfect.

This list is for someone who is from Brazil, so as with anyone who comes from a climate that is warmer than the place they are going to, it may take a bit to acclimatize. For this reason I would suggest packing for warmth because it is going to feel a lot colder to you than it actually is. Sweaters (the above cardigan also belts and can be worn as a shirt), scarves, knit hat, and maybe even gloves are all going to be necessities. Although we are currently going through above seasonal temperatures (it’s really hot and humid right now) I expect that October will be back to seasonal weather.

Sixteen days is easy to pack for if you pack smart. Make sure you have a colour palette, stick to things that you know are comfortable and you will wear. You only need a handful of tops, a few sweaters, 3 bottoms, and one dress. Even if you don’t think you will be have any reason to dress up, it’s always good to pack something that will work just in case. And even if you don’t wear the dress out to dinner you can always layer it over pants for a fun casual vibe. A variety of shoes rounds out the list but only 3 pairs maximum are necessary. A short or high boot, a walking shoe (I love these Golden Goose Sneakers even though they are expensive 🙁 and a flat/slide/Oxford or in other words any style that you think you will get a lot of use from. Preplan your outfits and you should never have and worries of what you are going to wear. Outfit options from these pieces can be found in this post. I hope this was helpful.

Is the weather unseasonal where you are right now?

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  1. Thank you so much for making my list !!! It was very useful !!! you are the best!!!

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