The lights. The action. The people. No, it’s not the latest blockbuster movie — rather, it’s your own New York City vacation, and all of the excitement that comes from visiting the City that Never Sleeps. But as you plan where to go and what to see, don’t forget to take the time to plan what to wear in NYC. Anatomie has you covered, with these five essential pieces that will ensure you look great, whether you’re strolling through Central Park, exploring the MET or taking in a Broadway show.

If you just want a great, versatile pant that can easily transition between day and nighttime looks, the Marisa High Waisted Pant is a great option.

Marisa High Waisted Pant in black. Ankle length skinny pant with zippered pockets at hips

This skinny pant is a dressier version of a pull-on pant, with a flattering rise and slimming overall look. It is ankle length, and has zipped pockets for keeping your valuables safe on the go. The lightweight, stretchy fabric is wrinkle-free, so you can put these pants on as you greet the morning with bagels, and still look fresh as you take in the city night scene.

However, if you’re looking for something a bit more unique as you plan what to wear to a Broadway show, consider adding the Alexa Lace Panel Wide Leg Pant to your travel wardrobe.

Side view of Alexa wide leg pant with lace side panels. Black high waisted pants with flare

With sexy lace that travels from ankle to waist along the sides of both legs, this pant is a subtle way to stand out from the crowd, while still wearing clothes that are comfortable and wrinkle-resistant so you look as great leaving the show as you did heading inside.

Both pairs of pants can easily pair with the Cami Wrinkle Free Travel Tank for a simple, elegant look.

Anatomie Cami Wrinkle Free tank in black. Halter cut at arms, but with a rounded neckline, falls just below hips

This is the ultimate layering piece, looking great on its own, or paired with a jacket to elevate the look from daytime choice to nighttime bombshell effortlessly. The piece is slim fitting, with a flattering silhouette, and a keyhole back detail that helps take it to the next level.

And speaking of jackets, the Tonya Mesh Wrap Top is a perfect piece to throw on over the Cami, giving you something elegant on your arms that helps complete your look.

Mesh Wrap Top in black, deep v-neck line with a tie at the waist

Made in Italy, this piece features mesh sleeves, a versatile self-tie closure and is wrinkle resistant. It is a great layering item that won’t look out of place day or night.

If your New York outfits run a bit more formal, consider the Piper Wrinkle Free Shift Dress as the final piece to round out your NYC travel wardrobe.

Piper sleeveless shift dress in black. Knee length, sleeveless, with a mock neck

It is made from a luxe stretch jersey material, with a mock turtleneck and a keyhole closure. It hits below the knee and is very figure-flattering, making it a great option if your travel plans call for boardrooms or high-end restaurants where you’ll want to look like you just walked off the runways of New York’s Fashion Week.

As you explore everything that New York has to offer, the last thing you want to think about is whether you brought the right clothes for the occasion. With these pieces packed away, you’ll be confident that your New York outfits can easily take you through the entire trip looking like the stylish, fashion-forward visitor you are.

Are you planning a trip to New York in the coming months? What are your must-have clothing items for the trip? What pieces did you wish you brought with you on your last trip? We would love to hear from you!