Dressing New York (On a Budget) 


When I was planning our trip to New York, part of that planning consisted of what to wear. I know, I know. I’m such a girl. 😉

New York is all about the fashion. I didn’t want to look like a tourist, yet I wanted to be comfortable and warm. I was happy with the wardrobe I put together, and someone even asked us if we lived in New York! I guess we passed as New Yorkers?! I’ll take it.

Choosing what to wear was hard because it’s technically spring, but still really cold in New York. I didn’t want to look like a cold winter’s day, but I wanted to dress warm. I am all Florida girl. That’s for sure.

Furthermore, I decided to implement a lot of light colors and pastels to achieve a springtime look. I packed blush, mint, and cream sweaters with light colored scarves.  I also packed white pants and a light grey coat.  This way I didn’t look too dark or festive.


About that light grey coat.  All of my warm peacoats are very dark. I have a red coat and a black coat.  Both looked far too wintery for my liking.  Therefore, I started an online hunt for a lighter New York coat.  Thankfully, almost every store at the time was putting all of their winter coats on sale.  I came across the grey wool coat pictured below.  It was only $39 and the quality was really great! Warm and fully lined. I love the classic look of it! If you’re interested, my oversized coat is still on sale here.


Another challenge I came across was finding a formal outfit for the broadway that I wouldn’t freeze in. The idea of a jumpsuit hit me! So that’s when the online hunt for a jumpsuit began! I came across a sleek and classy one online at H&M on sale for only $25.  It fit great, was made well, and once I had it hemmed, it was perfect! Although it’s no longer available for purchase, I found a similar one here. Happy shopping!


It is not uncommon for New York to rain rather often.  Come equipped with an umbrella and rain boots. I purchased my Hunters back in October. If you’re looking for some classy rain boots, look no further. I absolutely love my Hunters. (Side note: While I can survive an 8 hour work day wearing these boots, they did give me blisters the first day we were in New York.  However, we did walk about 6 miles that day! Literally! So I guess you could say, these boots aren’t made for (excessive) walking! haha.)


Solid white tennis shoes are super in right now.  I’ve been wanting a pair of white converse for awhile, but it just wasn’t in the budget with all the expenses a trip to New York entails. So, I got the look for less. You can purchase a similar pair to mine here. They are super comfy. Although, they would’ve felt comfier had I not had a million blisters. Ugh. I limped a majority of the trip. Oh well, we still had a blast!

Other Details: My jeans are Abercrombie and Fitch and my purse is Ralph Lauren.

Coming soon: I’ll share what we did, our favorite eateries, our first time broadway experience, and much, much more! If you haven’t already, check out my post How to Pack for New York City in a Carryon . It is my most read post to date! 😀

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Happy weekend!



Author: Julia

My name is Julia and my name means "youthful." I believe in imagination. I believe in spontaneous adventures, even if they are small. Here at The Youthful Home, we love a big cup of green tea, a white sundress, home cooking, and a whole lot of Jesus. We invite likeminded friends to visit and stay awhile. Welcome to The Youthful Home.

2 thoughts on “Dressing New York (On a Budget) ”

  1. I’m moving to upstate New York this winter and will definitely be planning trips to the city! Your posts are really helpful and definitely going into my archives for future reference haha!

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