Seeing the Macy's Parade live is a real commitment. The early bird really does get the worm (the worm being a good view of the floats, balloons, and performers) so be prepared to wake up with the sun despite your Thanksgiving Eve partying. Because you'll be standing around for a good portion of the day, flat shoes are an absolute must. Go for flat boots or stylish sneakers for extra comfort. Another must have? Tech gloves! These specially designed gloves allow you to use all your touch screen favorites without freezing your fingers. We all love Instagram, but is any post really worth frostbite?
Try to keep your bag small with room for just the bare minimum - keys, subway card, cash, camera, phone, chapstick, sunnies. A crossbody in a fun color is a good way to add some punch to your otherwise bundled look. And of course, what fun is cold weather dressing without a good pom pom hat! The final touch? A cup of hot coffee, tea, or chocolate to help you fight the freeze.