New York City – What to Wear in June

June is a popular time to visit New York City, with warm weather for sightseeing and plenty of festivities. As the month rolls into summer, the weather can get hot and it’s the perfect time to visit for those who love summertime.

Whether you want to check out museums, enjoy rooftop bars, shop at outdoor markets, or dine outside on patios, June is a great time to do it all in New York. This guide will help you figure out what to wear so you can explore NYC in comfort and style.

We have lived in New York City for 11 years. June is one of our favorite times of the year. There are so many summer activities and it’s one of the mildest weather months in the city.

It’s the perfect month to enjoy the city on foot or by bike and go to street festivals and outdoor markets, enjoy rooftop bars, and visit iconic NYC landmarks.

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Now, let’s dive into our May outfit guide for NYC:

Before we get into the outfit tips, here is a quick weather overview for this month:

Weather Overview

June is a warm and sometimes hot, humid month in New York City. There may be some cooler temperatures in the evenings, so be prepared with a light jacket or hoodie to enjoy nighttime outings.

The city can be hot and humid in June, especially in the afternoons, so pack some sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat for shade during the daytime. The weather gets the hottest toward the end of June, so you will need especially lightweight summer clothes at the end of the month, including shorts and tank tops.

Here are the average high temperatures during this month:

  • Early June: 75°F (24°C)
  • Mid-June: 79°F (26°C)
  • Late June: 82°F (28°C)
A Typical Day

A typical day in June in NYC is warm and can get hot, with the highest temperatures in the afternoons.

There may be some breeze especially after sunset and in the early awnings, which can get cool at times, especially in early June. We like to always have a light jacket or hoodie for nighttime outings.

💡 Read our practical June clothing tips for women and men in the sections below.

Early June has slightly cooler temperatures than later in the month, which can get very sunny and humid. A short-sleeved shirt or tank top, jeans, and comfortable walking shoes will be best for most days in June in NYC.

The end of June can get quite hot and humid as July approaches, so you may want to wear shorts and tank tops for late June days. Also, pack comfortable walking shoes as you will be walking a lot during your trip.

Daily temperature progression on a typical June day in the city:

  • Morning (8 AM): 71°F
  • Afternoon (3 PM PM): 80°F
  • Evening (10 PM): 74°F
Rain

June usually includes several rainy days in NYC, with an average of 11 days of rain during the month. The rain can also lead to humidity, which will make the temperatures feel hotter.

To prepare for the rain, you will need light rain boots, an umbrella, and a poncho or rain jacket. For humidity, you will want to carry a water bottle so you stay hydrated and cool.

Tip: Read our new and complete guide about NYC in June with weather details for each week and many unique activity tips for this month.

What to Wear / Packing Guide

Brooklyn Bridge: Tourists wearing light clothing items.

In June, you wear lightweight, breathable clothing in New York City. Pack jeans, short-sleeved shirts or tank tops, a light jacket, shorts, and comfortable shoes for walking. The first half of the month is slightly cooler, so you will be more likely to need your jacket at this time.

Nights can be cooler any time though, so a jacket is perfect to stay warm when you go out at night.

If you plan to attend upscale events such as Broadway shows or go to lounges, bring evening wear such as a nice pair of shoes or low boots (not tennis shoes), a button-down shirt for men, and a dress or skirt for women. Avoid open-toed shoes like sandals for formal affairs.

June is a mild time of year in NYC, with warm days and slightly cooler temperatures in the early mornings and at night. It rains occasionally in June, so pack rain gear and light layers.

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By the end of June, temperatures are warmer and you may want to wear tank tops and shorts. It’s also a good time to wear summer dresses. We like to wear biker shorts or similar shorts under dresses and skirts as you will be going up and down stairs a lot in the subway and people may be able to see up your skirt if you don’t have any shorts under it.

Shoes

The best way to get around New York City is by walking and taking the subway so bring comfortable sneakers. Make sure you “break in” your sneakers and walk in them regularly for at least a week before your trip so you know they’re comfortable. Also, pack light rain boots or water-resistant shoes for a rainy day.

Women’s Outfit Tips

For women visiting in June, pack lightweight clothing and a jacket or hoodie to stay warm on nights that may get windy. Bring short-sleeved shirts, tank tops, jeans, a jacket or hoodie, and rain gear. Also, don’t forget sunglasses and sunscreen for sunny days.

You may also want to bring summer dresses or skirts, especially if you plan to go out to clubs or formal events. If you are traveling to NYC in late June, you should bring summer tank tops and skirts or shorts for hot weather.

Be prepared for some rainy days with water-resistant shoes, an umbrella, and a poncho or light rain jacket.

Tops

Wear summer clothes including short-sleeved shirts or tank tops as well as jeans or skirts for your June trip. Most days will be warm or even hot by the afternoon, so wear a short-sleeved base layer with jeans or a skirt that you can dress up or dress down.

Nights

Sometimes, the nights get chilly, especially in early June. So, bring a light jacket or hoodie. We often wear jackets or hoodies in the evenings as the temperatures may get cooler after the sun goes down.

If you’re planning to go out at night to lounges, clubs, or theater events, bring some evening wear such as black boots or flats, a nice jacket, and a dress or nice shirt with a skirt.

Jacket

June is generally a warm month here, but sometimes it gets windy and chilly at night, so it’s good to bring a jacket. A jacket can also help you dress up an outfit if you are going out to a bar or night-time event.

💡 Suggestion: Bring a rain jacket! As it might rain on several rainy days in June in New York, a rain jacket will not only keep you dry as you sightsee but also serve a dual purpose.

Firstly, it offers protection against the wind and the chill during the night, keeping you comfortable as you explore the city’s vibrant nightlife. Secondly, it protects against possible rain showers. This combination of benefits makes a rain jacket an ideal choice.

Alternative: If you prefer to bring a more stylish jacket instead of a rain jacket, we recommend packing a poncho as an additional item.

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Ponchos are lightweight, easy to pack, and can offer the same rain protection as a jacket. Plus, they can be quickly put on over whatever you’re wearing, making them convenient for unpredictable weather changes.

Shoes

Pack comfortable shoes because these will keep you the most comfortable in the walking city of New York. You will be seeing lots of sights and walking a lot in warm weather, so comfortable sneakers are a must. (Check out our tips on the best NYC attractions to hit at the end of this article!).

Comfortable sneakers in dark colors won’t show dirt from the subway or city streets. Ankle boots or dress flats are also a versatile way to dress up if you’re going out in the evenings. Make sure you break in any new shoes and walk in them before your trip so you know they’re truly comfortable.

If you are dressing up and going out in the evening, consider wearing your comfortable walking shoes and bringing heels or dress shoes in your bag for when you get to your destination.

In New York, we like to be able to walk easily on the subway and city streets and often use this method of carrying dress shoes. Also, bring rain-resistant shoes to keep your feet dry on rainy days.

Pants

Jeans are a staple in the city, and you can pair them with different tops to dress up or down. For hotter days in June, you can also wear shorts or skirts to stay cool.

Accessories

June in NYC is warm and mild so the only weather accessories you’ll need are sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat for shade.

For going out at night, bring a purse or small bag. During the day, you may need a larger bag for carrying water, your wallet, phone, sunglasses, sunscreen, and hand sanitizer.

Also, we highly recommend a bag with anti-theft features (see our recommendation above) to keep your belongings safe in the city!

Men Outfit Tips

For men traveling to New York City in June, bring jeans, t-shirts, water-resistant boots, a jacket, sunglasses, and an umbrella. You’ll also want to pack comfortable sneakers to walk around the city. If you plan on going out at night or attending theater events, also pack a nice button-up shirt to dress up.

Tops

June is the beginning of summer here, with warm temperatures and some rainy days. The hottest part of the day is in the afternoons, and nighttime can be cool to warm.

The temperatures can be hot and humid, especially at the end of the month. Wear summer clothes during the daytime and bring a light jacket or hoodie to stay warm at night, when it sometimes gets windy and cool.

Jacket

June weather in New York is generally warm or hot, with some rain and humidity. Sometimes it is winder and cooler at night. Bring a light jacket or hoodie for cooler nights.

Jeans

Jeans are a staple for versatile outfits that you can wear casually, with sneakers and hoodies or t-shirts, or dress up with a button-up shirt and boots.

Rain Gear

Be prepared for June rain showers with an umbrella, rain jacket, and weather-resistant shoes.

Shoes

Pack comfortable walking shoes that you will be able to explore the city in. We like to wear dark sneakers that don’t show dirt. Also, pack waterproof shoes or rain boots for your June trip to New York.

Packing Checklist

  • Light jacket
  • Rain boots
  • Sneakers
  • Jeans
  • Short-sleeved shirts
  • Hoody
  • Hat for shade
  • Tank tops
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Poncho or rain jacket
  • Shorts
  • Toiletries, including sunscreen

Things To Do

June is a beautiful time of year in New York City, and a great month to visit. It’s the perfect time to enjoy Central Park, outdoor attractions, theater, nightlife, shopping, restaurants and dining, museums, and cultural activities.

Some ideas for traveling in June in NYC include:

  • See a Broadway show
  • Visit Central Park
  • Visit the High Line and City Island
  • Attend a music festival
  • Visit Smorgasburg weekend outdoor food festivals in Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan
  • Enjoy an outdoor brunch
  • Shop at the outdoor market Brooklyn Flea for vintage items and collectibles in Brooklyn and Chelsea, Manhattan
  • Art museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim Museum
  • Try New York-style pizza
  • Attend NYC Pride Festival
  • Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Enjoy rooftop bars with city views
  • Enjoy neighborhood street festivals in Manhattan and Brooklyn
  • Rooftop views from the Empire State Building
  • Bars and nightclubs in Greenwich Village and the East Village

Must-Visit Attractions

June is a popular time to visit New York City for summer weather and outdoor attractions. It’s easy to get around the city on foot, and you can enjoy exploring Central Park, outdoor brunch and dining, music festivals, rooftop bars, street festivals, and many outdoor attractions.

June is one of the busiest months for tourism in NYC, so get advanced tickets for major attractions like the Empire State Building (at night), Rockefeller Center (Top of the Rock), and the Statue of Liberty.

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