5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Fashion Week

Diane Von Furstenberg Blue Stripe Shift Dress
What to Wear to New York Fashion Week
Dress: DVF | Shoes: Similar | Bag: Tory Burch | Earrings: Gorjana
Behold: I had a meeting that was canceled this morning, so I finally had a spare moment this fashion week to get up a blog post (side note: I missed you guys).
This is my third NYFW as a blogger, and my 6th overall working in the industry (I interned at several fashion PR firms in college). It’s kind of glitzy, kind of overwhelming, and most of the time it’s a pretty awesome time. If you’re thinking about going in the future, here’s all the things I’ve learned as an attendee over the years!
Don’t Overdo It
You might see a gap in your schedule and have a 3-hour block where you don’t have any shows, events or showroom visits. That’s ok. You’re going to be so exhausted schlepping up and down the city, that you’re going to want that 3-hour break — trust me. If you’re staying at Fashion Week for more than 3 or 4 days, I would plan some downtime — maybe half a day where you don’t do any shows, events, and you just hang out with your gal pals and rest up.
It’s Expensive AF
Since the shows are all around the city, your Ubers, subways and random meals here and there add up fast. I always try my best to budget (ex. I take the subway if I’m alone and can’t split a Uber/cab with someone!), but things happen. Make sure you’re coming to NYFW with a healthy budget!
Bring Flats
Girl. For real. You are not going to be able to walk in your stilettos all day long. Even if I’m wearing flats, I usually have to change in the middle of the day because it’s not comfortable to stay in the same shoes all day. Your feet will thank you for your flats later!
Stop Comparing Your Schedule to Others
Every year, there will probably be a show that your NYFW roomie got in and you didn’t. And vice versa. It’s ok. Be happy that you’re a part of the madness, and know that you’re still crushing it. Every year that passes, you get better coverage, build more relationships, and score more shows/events.
Be Sure to Provide Valuable NYFW Coverage
Ask yourself: why are you at Fashion Week? If it’s just for the parties and free swag, you’re not giving bloggers a good rep. If you’re going to a show, cover it. Share it on social. Write a recap at the end of the week sharing your favorite trends. That’s what the whole week is about!