What to Wear in New York During the Holidays

What to Wear in New York During the Holidays

Is there a place that does the holidays better than New York? I guess that really depends on who you ask. But if you’re asking us, we’d tell you that New York is nothing short of magical during the winter holiday season.

But before you make your way to the Empire State, you need to know what to pack so you can dress appropriately for all of the cheery and celebratory activities there are to see and do. Here’s what to wear in New York during November and December that’ll keep you feeling festively fashionable and plenty warm.

What to Wear for a Holiday Show in NYC

Whether you’re seeing the high kicks of the Rockettes at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular or catching a harmonious performance at Lincoln Center, the joyful holiday shows in the Big Apple are a feast for the eyes and ears. Attending the theater or a Broadway show used to always be a formal affair. Nowadays, some people dress a little more casually, especially for a matinee show. But we say, make a special night of it and dress up!

Outfit Ideas for Women

  • Belted sweater dress, tights, knee-high boots and women’s wool coat
  • Long-sleeve women’s blouse, women’s black skinny jeans or leather pants, stylish short booties and double-breasted long overcoat

Outfit Ideas for Men

What to Wear When Ice Skating in New York

A trip to New York in November or December would not be complete without a day spent ice skating. Some of the iconic ice skating rinks are The Rink at Rockefeller Center and Wollman Rink in Central Park (take a carriage ride if you go there, too). Locals also love going to Bank of America’s Winter Village at Bryant Park for the skating rink and hot chocolate. Since you’ll be outside for this winter activity, we recommend lots of warm layers!

Outfit Ideas for Women

Outfit Ideas for Men

What to Wear for a Holiday Dinner Date in New York

Eat, drink and be merry at one of New York’s festive and flavorful restaurants. While they deck their halls and your plate, make sure you’re decked out for the occasion, too. Remember, you are in one of the fashion capitals of the world.

Outfit Ideas for Women

Outfit Ideas for Men

What to Wear When Walking Around NYC

When walking around the city that never sleeps, whether you’re sightseeing or checking out the holiday markets, there’s magic to be found on nearly every corner of the city! If you want to keep in the holly-jolly spirit, we suggest dressing for both warmth and comfort.

Outfit Ideas for Women

Outfit Ideas for Men

What to Wear on New Year’s Eve

The ball drop in Times Square is something everyone should experience at least once in their life. The energy, the lights, the spirit of fun, love and new beginnings; you can’t feel all of that through the TV. In Times Square, there’s no dress code. You can dress for warmth and comfort, dress to impress or both!

Outfit Ideas for Women

Outfit Ideas for Men

At the end of the day, you don’t want to sacrifice style when planning what to wear in New York during the holidays – but you also don’t want to freeze or regret your outfit choice with every sidewalk step you take. You’re going to New York to feel the magic of the season, not to lose all feeling in your body, right? With our style tips, you should be ready for whatever a New York holiday minute brings you.

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