NYFW Survival Guide

It’s that time of year again! Can you feel the NYFW magic in the air? Fashion week is no joke and if you’re lucky enough to attend some of the shows and events, you’ll get to experience the craziness first-hand. When I was in college, I majored in Fashion Merchandising, which meant lots and lots of volunteering backstage at Fashion Week. As a blogger, I’m excited to experience fashion week from in front of the stage and honestly, I’m excited just to bask in the glitz and glamour of it all.

While most of the shows are invite-only, there are a number of shows and events that are open to the public. So, even if you’re not a top-notch blogger you have the chance to get in on some of the NYFW to-do’s. Check out my guide below for the best-of-the-best events and shows that are open to the public, and the top 5 things you absolutely must have in your bag to survive NYFW.


1. Camera

Catch all of your favorite runway looks and capture memories from NYFW with your squad. You won’t be sorry you took the time to take the photos. The amount of content you can generate for your blog or Instagram during this one week is bazaar and to be taken full advantage of!

2. Invisible Deodorant

This seems like common sense but I literally cannot express how important it is to have invisible deodorant on you at all times during

NYFW. Some shows are hot and crowded, especially some of the open to the public events. You never know who you’ll run into during NYFW, or who you’ll be squished next to at a show. You definitely want to stay fresh, always.

3. Eye Make-Up

Don’t underestimate the power of some fresh eye make-up. Even a nice touch up between shows and running around can brighten up your whole look. No doubt you’ll be exhausted running from show to show, that doesn’t mean you have to let it show!

4. Business Cards

Business cards, professional cards, whatever you want to call them: Have them on you during fashion week! It never hurts to network and meet new people and you never know what opportunities might arise. At NYFW you’re surrounded by like-minded people and some powerful people, at that. Don’t ever miss an opportunity to exchange contact information. They’ll take up minimal room in your clutch, and it’s way better to have them on you, than to not, if asked.

5. Portable Phone Charger

If there’s anyone out there that still doesn’t own a portable phone charger, get on it! Whoever thought to invent these perfect little devices is my personal hero. Never ever worry about having to find somewhere to plug your phone in during NYFW. Let your phone charge while you’re on the go using these mini chargers. Cute and small enough to fit in a little clutch, it’s the perfect NYFW must-have.

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