This post about surviving fashion week was sponsored in part by Lucky Brand and SheIn. All thoughts and opinions are my on own.
I hope you didn’t read this title and think I was one of those women who just whines about having to go to fashion week. I promise I’m not! I feel lucky to get to go to these events/shows without even being anywhere near the level of “fashion week” I hope to be some day. What I wanted to share in this post is how I plan to tackle over double the amount of events I had last season plus a job plus keeping up with my blog.
I found myself getting irritated and being too exhausted and hangry to even enjoy it…and I went to only five events! This year, I’m planning in advance to make NYFW not just bearable, but enjoyable. I want to be able to both cherish these experiences and also make the most out of gaining inspiration and networking with others in the industry.
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For my non-fashion readers, I hope you don’t mind me taking this one post to share some tips with other people in my industry. Again, I am no where near qualified to give NYFW advice based on experience, but I thought sharing this may somehow help someone else as well as serve as a reminder for myself.
- Take your camera everywhere. You’re bound to find a fellow pal to take your photo at every event, and that way you get your OOTD post out of the way.
- Give out business cards to everyone (where it’s appropriate, but have them handy).
- Force yourself to put your phone down for half of the show: the world doesn’t need to see every second of it via your Instagram Story. You never really see the show when you’re looking through your phone to the runway.
- Tell blogger friends you’re going to plan to go with them. Not only does this make every event more fun, but it also holds you accountable for attending (ya know, when pajamas are calling your name).
- Pack those granola bars and a bottle of water.
- Pack a phone charger and/or buy a portable one.
- Take Ubers. Expense it, because walking to Chelsea Piers in heels will make you want to give up on fashion forever.
- Dress appropriately for the weather. Frostbite isn’t fashionable. If you really don’t want to bring your puffer, just make sure you’re abiding by #6 door-to-door.
- Post a few “easy” blog posts during NYFW (and the week after) instead of trying to take on time-consuming, sponsored posts.
- Don’t feel guilty… about skipping an event, about only staying for 30 minutes, about taking a day off of Instagram… your content and your sanity will be better because you drew those lines.