5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Fashion Week

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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!

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  1. Great tips! Every time I go to NYC regardless of NYFW or not, I always say I’m going to subway it everywhere. Rarely seems to happen. I HATE being in a car in NYC and somehow always find myself in the back of an Uber/Taxi carsick and wishing I just took the subway….

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

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  2. These are great tips! I imagined it would be expensive AF!

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  3. I won a trip to Milan to see a fashion show, and even though I am not a fashion blogger, I would love to see more fashion shows! I love your shoes by the way!

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  4. Molly O'Connor wrote:

    These are such good tips!! I didn’t even begin to think about how expensive it must be – so worth it though!


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  5. Ruthie Ridley wrote:

    Girl you look amazing!!! Love these tips!!

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  6. I enjoyed reading this – especially hearing just how expensive it is… makes me feel slightly better about not being able to go:) ! I really do love following it on other bloggers socials, it makes me feel like I’m in on the action!

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  7. Jenny wrote:

    Yes, I totally agree! I didn’t get to go this year but I am wanting to go next year and I’ll have to keep all of this in mind.

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  8. Laura R. Charles wrote:

    This is my first year blogging and I would love to attend fashion week in the future. Thanks for the tips!

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  9. Great tips! I can imagine it would be expensive to go places all over the city. And flats! I don’t think I could do even half a day in heels. My feet would be so tired with all that running around!

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