Next up in my summer packing series is the city that I called home for 6 years. With it's museums, theater, restaurants,, shopping and people watching, New York City is a top tourist destination for good reason. When visiting anytime of year, I recommend sticking to a muted palette that won't easily show the city's grime and dirt. Here I've chosen white, black and green. 

For summer, I love light airy pieces that won't leave you sweltering whether you're walking down Fifth or catching the N train uptown. I find that often people underestimate just how hot the city can get in the summer, so I recommend airing on the side of scorching, but also bringing along a few pieces that can be layered up in case you get chilly at night. 

I also recommend packing a variety of separates that are slightly dressy. I find that this is the key to ensuring you can go anywhere you like without feeling underdressed. For your purse, I definitely recommend a crossbody so that you can explore hands free. Finally, for shoes comfort is key and for me that means sleek sneakers (not running shoes), ballet flats and ankle boots.  

white tee / green linen camisolegreen linen tee white cotton button down / black dress / sunglasses / cotton polka dot top / black pencil skirt / black blazer / jeans / cap toe pumps slip on sneakers / silk scarfblack purse / long necklacegold hoops / signet ringsuitcase