This September, I did back-to-back trips that took me from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific within a week. I spent a weekend in New York City followed by several days in San Francisco, and closing it out with a weekend in Sacramento for work before flying home.

packing for a weekend in NYC

Packing for multiple destinations has become standard for most of my trips. In fact, I’ve done that for Eastern Europe, California, and more. I try to maximise my trips and cut back on miles travelled by airplane when I can, so sometimes that means combining trips.

packing list for New York and San Francisco

For this trip, I chose to keep it casual, fun, and bright. I made use of several bold pieces from my wardrobe along with trusty staples like sneakers and denim. Because both NYC and SF are walking cities, I only brought comfy shoes. I wore the mules in NYC and Sacramento but not in SF because of the hills. I was afraid I’d slide out of them!

More details on my packing list:

Blazer: Everlane GoWeave, Yellow top: American Eagle outfitters, White t-shirt: Champion, Sweater: Maison KitsunéxPeterJensen, Tie Dye: American Tye Dye in Night Sky, Black pants: Lululemon On-the-fly, Jeans: Mott and Bow Mom jeans, Levi’s Ribcage jeans, Bag: Truss NYC Baguette, Black jumpsuit: Sisley, Bag: Longchamp Neo Le Pliage, Shoes: AllBirds, Clarks margot mules, and Chuck Taylors.