How to Survive (and rock!) NYFW!

February 18, 2018

Last week I was able to experience my second New York Fashion Week. I helped out at shows through my internship from the summer, as well as went to shows with my friends! The days were jam packed, but so exciting. I'm definitely no expert, but here are some ways I held it together and had the best time during NYFW. 

7 tips I follow to make sure I survive fashion week (and enjoy it too!)

1. Vitamins, Sleep, More Vitamins, More Sleep 

One thing I thought was super cool over Men's Fashion Week over the summer when I was at my internship is that they had the kitchen always stocked up with "Emergen-C". During fashion week, especially if you're working shows, you'll get little to no sleep and you have to make sure your body is ready for that. Sleep when you can and make sure you're keeping yourself healthy in the weeks leading up to Fashion Week!

2. Bring an Umbrella 

If you were in NYC at shows on February 11th, you'd know it was pouring and wasn't letting up AT ALL! Definitely pack a little compact umbrella because the worst thing ever would be to have this incredible outfit and get rained on.

3. Experience all NYFW has to offer 

NYFW is so much more than the shows. There are events, conferences, pop-up shops, exhibits and more! I attended the Simply NYC Fashion and Beauty Conference, which luckily fell right during fashion week, and it was one of the most incredible experiences. For an entire day, they hosted panels, workshops, interactive brand experiences and networking opportunities.

4. Dress to Impress 

Photographers are everywhere, and so are fashion superstars. Dress like you're going to meet someone important, because you just might! (Maybe you'll even make it on a best street style list)

5. Don't Skimp on the Coffee & Don't Forget Lunch 

Don't let your body run on empty, you'll be grumpy and won't be able to keep up with the fast pace of the day. Pack granola bars and other snacks and don't be afraid to make a coffee run or two.

6. Don't Forget Your Business Cards! 

I definitely made this mistake a few times and I regret it. Whether you're a blogger, PR girl, editor or just a fashion enthusiast, you can make amazing connections during fashion week.

7. Enjoy 

Always remember that you're surrounded by art. Fashion week is hard and it can be hard to go from show to show (especially if it's super cold or raining). However, in the end, experiencing something so incredible as NYFW will make it all worth it.

Here are some photos I took walking around and during the shows I worked!

Claudia Li Showing
Claudia Li Showing

SIMPLY NYC Pannel with Bloggers @WendysLookBook, @ColorMeCourtey and @TonyaMichelle26

SIMPLY NYC Pannel with Entrepreneurs Daniella Yacobovsky, Maria Hatzistefanis, Nastia Liukin and Traci Inglis

Meeting Catt Sadler! (LEFT); Outfit working the Tadashi Shoji show (RIGHT)

Make sure to treat yo self! We got brunch at Mezetto and it was AMAZING!

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  1. This looks like so much fun!! I think the enjoying it part is so important!

  2. Looked like fun! I've yet to attend NYFW but hopefully I'll be there next season! Thanks for the tips!


  3. Such a lovely post! I would love to go to NYFW! I will remember your tips when I finally go xxx

  4. It sounds like it was so much fun! I definitely want to try and go next year

  5. WOW! looks like such an amazing time! I love new York!

  6. What a fun trip- I def want to hit NYFW someday! You rocked it, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  7. This is such an adorable post! Love your tips. Indeed, what an amazing experience. Your photos look so much fun!

    Jessica |

  8. Great post! NYFW is really exciting :)

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

  9. Loving your style! You are so chic. Would you like to follow for follow on Bloglovin? :)


    1. Thank you so much, that is so sweet! I would love to check out your blog :)

  10. These are such great tips! I am so glad to hear that they had the vitamin C for people to have to stay healthy =o)

  11. I can only imagine how hectic it must be! good tips, never skip your meals! xx

    |Elegant Duchess|