Want to know what’s more important than your outfits during Fashion Week? The contents of your Fashion Week bag!! The days are long and hot and jam packed with events, shows and meetings. The last thing you want is for your day to be cut short because your feet hurt, your makeup melted off or your phone died! My first Fashion Week was a disaster because I was so unprepared. I’ve learned from my mistakes and have finally created the Ultimate NYFW Packing List! Don’t be caught without any of these items…believe me!
Snacks should be the #1 thing you pack in your purse before heading out in the morning – even if you you have lunch and dinner plans. Chances are you’ll be waiting for a show or catching a cab with no time to spare and will be starving! No one wants to spend $6 on a snack at the store. Buy a box of protein bars and keep a few in your bag at all times. These Perfectly Simple Bars are loaded with protein and are low calorie, so they keep you fuller, longer.
On-the-Go Beauty products! You never know when you’re going to need a touch up and you don’t want to go all the way back to the hotel to freshen up when you can carry your essentials with you. A mini hairspray not only keeps your hair in place, but also works perfectly to get rid of any static electricity. Glitter nail polish for when your nails start to chip, but you don’t have time for a new manicure. Roll on perfume because honestly it’s hot as hell in New York in September and I guarantee the scent you applied in the morning will be gone by the time you get out of your first show. And last but not least multiple lipstick colors because it’s always good to have options and changing up your lip color can refresh your look without a lot of effort!
Spare jewelry might not sound like a necessity, but when you’re running around all day and don’t have time to change before your evening plans adding a statement earring or necklace (along with a bold lip) can instantly elevate your look. A chic pair of sunglasses also does the trick when you’re look for that something extra to add to your outfit.
Tech favorites. Your trusty DSLR and iPhone are no longer enough. I suggest you load your camera with a Wi-Fi SD card that will instantly transfer the pics from your camera to you phone so you can share them on social media in real time (bye bye blurry runway iPhone pics)! Even more important than your DSLR and iPhone is a portable charger! Because Fashion Week didn’t happen if you didn’t post it on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, the last thing you’ll want is for your phone to die!
You may think Uber is your Fashion Week best friend, BUT I beg to differ…your MetroCard and Foldable Flats are your best friend. Forget about spending a ton of money & a ton of time sitting in dead stop traffic, instead change into your flats, download HopStop and take the subway to where you need to go.
Throw a few bobby pins, hair ties & band-aids in your bag too, because things happen and it’s better to be prepared than to be sorry!
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