What to Wear for Your NYC Holiday Celebrations

Is New York City ever more beautiful than it is during the holidays? From the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet; from dancing Rockettes at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular to the famous Times Square New Year’s Eve party, New York is full of seasonal celebration.
It’s also, as always, full of fashion. We know that you wouldn’t want to be caught dead spending your holidays in the city while looking like a tourist. On the other hand, making the right fashion choices means staying comfortable in what is otherwise a winter wonderland.
What should you wear to your NYC holiday celebrations? Here are a few ideas:
Ditch the boring puffy tourist coat and show off your sense of style in a beautiful winter cape. These capes are warm, help keep you bundled up, and work as well over a great pair of jeans as they do over a over a little black dress.Want to compare cape styles? Start with Marie Claire’s list of the 30 best winter capes for 2013 and use it as inspiration.
The ideal boot for a NYC holiday vacation has to fulfill multiple functions:
Comfortable enough to wear all day
Sturdy enough to navigate the city streets
Stylish enough to look great with the rest of your outfit

If you’re planning to party with the Times Square revelers on New Year’s Eve, for example, you need a boot that will keep your toes comfortable and warm for close to 10 hours; people begin gathering in Times Square in the early afternoon and do not leave until well after midnight.

To get this perfect boot, expect to do a lot of shopping. Once you think you have your candidate, make sure to give it a test run by seeing if you can wear it all day long without any foot pain. You don’t want your feet to start hurting at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, with the ball drop still six long hours away.


If you’re trying to travel light, a really great pair of jeans will get you from ice skating at Rockefeller Center to listening to the Messiah at the New York Philharmonic, and everywhere in between. Yes, jeans are perfectly fine to wear into formal concert venues, especially if they’re trendy and fashion-forward. Find that great pair of jeans, and get ready to wear them everywhere.


When you’re bundled up in hat, scarf, and gloves, where can you truly let your sense of style shine? With the accessories, of course. Look for a pair of sparkling earrings from Front Jewelers that can peek out from underneath your snuggly winter hat, or search for that perfect jeweled bracelet to slide on over your chic black leather glove. If you’ve got a special someone in your life, remember that the holidays are a time for giving; go ahead and drop that hint that a beautiful new earring and necklace set would make the perfect accompaniment to your winter style statement.
Like your boots, you need a handbag that serves three main purposes:
Looks great
Holds everything you need
Can be worn all day long
Our suggestion? Look for a cross-body bag that you can wear across your chest, instead of a traditional handbag that dangles from one shoulder. You’ll be able to keep your hands free for photos and handholding, and you’ll be able to carry more without feeling tired. LuckyMag has a great selection of winter cross-body bags for you to admire.
If you still need outfit inspiration for your NYC holiday wardrobe, check out the rest of this site and look at the pictures in your favorite fashion magazines. Pick the pieces that most catch your eye and use them to make a truly outstanding holiday fashion statement.