I Work Between London and NYC—These Are the Items I Never Leave Behind

From temporary skincare stand-ins to capsule-wardrobe essentials.

(Image credit: Humaa Hussain)

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The best part about being a transatlantic worker is experiencing New York culture every few months—getting knee deep in pizza and pretzels while taking note of what the fashion set is wearing. The only part of this journey that isn’t as fun is having to decide which essentials are needed for my trip and which I have to temporarily bid adieu to.

Having done the commute several times now (I’ve also been popping across the pond to NYC from London at least four times a year since I was 14!), I’ve become somewhat of an expert on the things that can be left behind and replaced with more travel-friendly alternates. From temporary skincare stand-ins to capsule-wardrobe essentials and unique travel hacks, below I’ve rounded up 30 items that I never part with when I’m off to my next meeting in the Big Apple.  

Humaa Hussain
Associate Shopping Editor

Humaa is the Associate Shopping Editor at Who What Wear and Marie Claire, covering fashion beauty and home under the Branded Content team. Before joining both titles, Humaa was Commerce Editor at British Vogue where she wrote all affiliate content to help build up on organic E-Commerce revenue. When she’s not trying to save the world one cashmere sweater at a time, on her off days you can find Humaa with her head buried in the most romantic of romance novels.