New York City Travel Capsule

Karin Rambo of truncationblog.com shares her New York City Travel Capsule

Yay!

I’m so excited to start sharing some New York City travel posts!

I’ll be doing three total… just enough to keep you interested without you getting sick of them. Or maybe that’s wishful thinking. Maybe you’re already sick of them before I’ve even started!

Ah well. I’m forging ahead anyway.

A lot of you asked for me to share what I packed and I am more than happy to start off by sharing my travel capsule with you. For me, half of the fun of traveling is what I pack to wear and what better to place to pack for than New York City?

But as you can see from the picture above, I really tried to pack light because I have been “that” girl lugging her huge checked luggage down the streets of New York City and I was just not into that this time.

And here’s a real shocker: I packed all neutrals. But you know why? Because I wanted easy, low maintenance, goes with everything clothing.

What do you think? What would you pack for a long weekend in New York?

Until next time,

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Clothing Packed:

Gray Hoodie: Old Forever 21. Similar Eco Friendly Option

White Blouse: Thrifted Madewell. Similar USA Made Option

Gray Sweater: Old Gap. Similar Ethical Option

Black Tee: Thrifted Banana Republic. Similar Ethical Option

Leather Jacket: Thrifted Vintage. Similar

Black Denim: Madewell

Black Skirt: Vintage. Similar

Tennis Shoes: Converse.

Purse: byHolm

Neckscarf: Vintage. Similar.

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Hi there! My name is Karin and I am a lifestyle blogger with a focus on mindful style, clean beauty, and joy filled motherhood. I hope you find some inspiration here!

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38 Comments

  1. April 25, 2016 / 2:06 am

    Love it. Super versatile with a little edge!
    I love packing for trips, planning what to wear and trying to work the number of items down. But coming back home and unpacking…ugh. I could do without that… 🙂

  2. Tracy Heiner
    April 25, 2016 / 3:20 am

    What I would pack for a weekend in NYC would be pretty darn close to what you’ve packed. Everything goes with everything else. I love neutrals. I love how you have the scarf/bandana with a pop of color. Perfect! Thanks for sharing. I don’t ever get tired of your posts. I find them very inspirational.

  3. April 25, 2016 / 9:58 am

    I love how everything is of similar colors with the accessories being where you can get some added color! I always find that makes packing for travel SO much easier since you can just mix and match!

    • Karin
      Author
      April 27, 2016 / 2:09 pm

      That’s the way I do things! 🙂

  4. April 25, 2016 / 10:09 am

    Yay! I can’t wait to see the NYC posts. You are an excellent packer. My stuff never coordinates that well. haha.

    • Karin
      Author
      April 27, 2016 / 2:11 pm

      Thanks Jessica! It’s been a learning curve for sure haha!

  5. April 25, 2016 / 10:24 am

    This wardrobe is totally New York. I love the sleek coolness of it!

    • Karin
      Author
      April 27, 2016 / 2:11 pm

      Thanks Mia! I guess that’s kind of my vibe in general. 🙂

  6. April 25, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    Love this wardrobe! So perfect for NYC…basic and chic. I hope you have an amazing time!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

    • Karin
      Author
      April 27, 2016 / 2:12 pm

      Thanks Shannon!

  7. April 25, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    How cute! Love your picks!

    • Karin
      Author
      April 27, 2016 / 2:12 pm

      Thanks Rachel!

  8. April 25, 2016 / 12:57 pm

    When we go to NY, it’s always on business so I have to pack for meetings and parties. I’ve learned to bring comfy walking shoes that fit in my bag so that I can swap with wedge heels. One nice jacket, black leather leggings that can work for day/night swap because sometimes we don’t have time to go back to hotel. I hope to go to NY for fun sometime so that I can just kick it in my trainers all day!!!

    • Karin
      Author
      April 27, 2016 / 2:13 pm

      It sounds like you’ve got a great system! It’s funny because I could have totally gotten away with my converse. 🙂 By the end of the day I wore my boots, my feet were screaming at me and it made me realize that they were totally unnecessary!

  9. April 25, 2016 / 2:25 pm

    I love it! I would have stuck to neutrals as well to make it simple and easy to decide once I got there. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to your next NYC post 🙂

    • Karin
      Author
      April 27, 2016 / 2:13 pm

      Thanks Ashley! It definitely simplifies things!

  10. April 25, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    I love what you packed, and can’t wait to hear about New York!

    • Karin
      Author
      April 27, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      Thanks Tammy!

  11. April 25, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Great capsule! I am dying to go to NYC again.

    xoxo, Jenny

    • Karin
      Author
      April 27, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      Thanks Jenny! It’s one of my favorite places!

  12. April 25, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    Ah I would love to visit New York again soon! I don’t even know what I would wear but simple and edgy is great for a NYC adventure!

    • Karin
      Author
      April 27, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      I love simple and edgy! 🙂 I hope you can visit soon!

  13. April 25, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    How fun to be in New York! I have also been that girl to over pack and end up not using half of what I packed. You did so well! I’m off to Chicago this weekend and only bringing a carry-on… we shall see how that works out! Thanks for sharing!

    • Karin
      Author
      April 27, 2016 / 2:15 pm

      I used to do it ALL the time! Good luck on the carry on! I’m sure you’ll do fine. 🙂

  14. April 25, 2016 / 11:58 pm

    I would love to visit NY! You’ve included some great wardrobe staples:)

    • Karin
      Author
      April 27, 2016 / 2:15 pm

      It’s so fun! I hope you can visit soon! 🙂

    • Karin
      Author
      April 27, 2016 / 2:16 pm

      Thanks Suzanne! I think Chicago’s vibe is pretty similar to New York. 🙂

  15. April 26, 2016 / 9:36 am

    Neutral is essential if you’re packing light – everything kind of has to go with everything else. Hope you had a lovely trip.

    • Karin
      Author
      April 27, 2016 / 2:17 pm

      Exactly! Fortunately my closet is full of them. 🙂

  16. April 26, 2016 / 11:36 am

    I’m so glad that gray has become a wardrobe staple. It’s probably my favorite neutral, and since it is sweltering hot where I live, black is usually not an option.

    • Karin
      Author
      April 27, 2016 / 2:17 pm

      It’s definitely my favorite neutral!

  17. Ana
    April 26, 2016 / 11:39 am

    I love the choice of clothes… I totally overpacked last time I was in NYC. I’ll make sure to remember your ideas next time I’m traveling ?

    • Karin
      Author
      April 27, 2016 / 2:18 pm

      It’s so easy to do Ana! All of the “what ifs” can clog up a suitcase. 🙂

  18. April 26, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    I love all of those neutrals with a pop of color in the scarf! It’s all so perfect for NYC!

    • Karin
      Author
      April 27, 2016 / 2:18 pm

      Thanks Chris! I keep a rotation of scarves that are perfect for that. 🙂

  19. April 26, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    Love everything you packed! Cant wait to see it in action. I especially like that scarf!

    • Karin
      Author
      April 27, 2016 / 2:19 pm

      Thanks Kerry!

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