For most people, the passing of Labor Day Weekend means a sweet end to summer and dawn of fall, but to us, trend, The penultimate weekend means only one thing. It’s the beginning of New York Fashion Week. The week-long extravaganza kicks off this Friday and consists of busy days driving uptown and downtown to attend shows and spending the night at lively after-parties and events. While exciting, this time can also be very overwhelming.This time of year is where solid wardrobe essentials, hero beauty products and more come in to save the day. trend Our editors believe that some of our New York Fashion Week survival guides may have to do with fashion week, but they’re stressful, from blotting paper and cooling face mists to comfy-yet-chic sneakers. I think you can use it in your situation. For when your steps are guaranteed to exceed 10,000.
Getting dressed for work is one thing, but dressing for Fashion Week is a whole other beast. Consider comfy knitwear that keeps you warm under unruly air conditioning and all-in-one dresses that are easy to wear from day to night.There are trendy, statement pieces like miniskirts from The Frankie Shop. So make sure it’s something you can re-wear with other staples in your repertoire. Repeating an outfit is not a fashionable crime in our eyes. It’s definitely on our Week Survival Guide checklist. Bottega Veneta’s Arco Tote provides convenient storage for your laptop when working in the office between shows. The coveted Adidas x Wales Bonner sneakers are back in his Net-A-Porter. Find our editors wearing their beloved shoes at many shows and events this week. On-the-go beauty products like tower 28’s crème blush and his Fenty setting powder keep you refreshed, even if you’re reusing them on the subway or taxi.
Conquer the madness of the week with us trend Read on for our editor-approved survival guide to New York Fashion Week, and expect to find some tips and tricks along the way that you can use when things go wrong on your side of chaos.
Laura Jackson, Commerce Writer
I always have a dress that I want to wear again and again, every fashion week. This season, the piece is a cargo-inspired miniskirt from Frankie Shop. I imagine pairing it with an oversized button-up one day, pairing it with a blazer or statement knitwear. Proenza Schouler platform her rag sole he loves loafers. A catch-all tote bag is also essential to carry all your portable chargers, headphones and beauty products. Speaking of touch-ups, I love this cream blush from Tower Beauty. Swipe for an instant refresh!
Mai Moshe, Editor
A stylish tote bag is essential for running Fashion Week. Keep your eyes peeled for this gorgeous dark brown from Dragon Diffusion!in my bag everytime A large Nalgene water bottle and my precious Yves Durif hairbrush. I also learned how to change shoes. Jack Erwin’s satin slides are comfortable and easy to transition from day to night.
Lisa Aiken, Executive Fashion Director, Vogue.com
These Tatcha blotting papers are perfect for touching up between shows and appointments. Ray-Ban’s Classic Wayfarer goes with any outfit. I love the Bottega Veneta Arco tote bag, which easily accommodates her laptop for her day at the office.
Irene Kim, Production and Editorial Coordinator
My fashion week survival guide has a classic striped sweater from La Ligne to keep me warm while the AC blows up while I’m in the office, and to switch between the office and going to the show. I have comfortable shoes on my desk. My two go-to shoe options include By Far loafers and Adidas Gazelle sneakers, which are always navy.
Naomi Elise, Editor
Fashion week shoes are always sneakers! I’ve been eyeing the coveted Wales Bonner x Adidas collab now, and my size has sold out for months, but Net-a-Porter has added this pair! I can’t go anywhere. To be honest, I’m not sure about its benefits, but what I do know is that it leaves you feeling refreshed when you need it most.
Joy Montgomery, Senior Commerce Writer
I like to feel sophisticated at fashion week (I’ll never be the one who can pull off that cool girl sneaker look), but comfort is also important. Best of all, these patent boots from Miista fill both boxes. Early mornings and late nights mean sunglasses are essential if you don’t want to be too “the night of the living dead” for your street style shots. My favorite Stella McCartney pair has stood the test of time. It turns out that perfume is an easy shortcut to transition from day to night. I always have a travel sized Byredo Mumbai her noise stash in my handbag.
Lilah Ramzi, Commerce and Party Editor
For me, NYFW means more than just shows. Every night I get 5-6 invitations to after parties, collection launch cocktails, etc., and I don’t always have time to get dressed in between. Getting dressed in the morning also means getting dressed for the evening festivities. Dressed in a crisp and elegant black dress and accessorized with baroque pearls, you can’t help but wear this Bruna necklace.
Ciarra Lorren Zatorski, Associate Fashion Editor
If fashion week has taught us one thing, it’s that fashion week is not the time to unplug. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. To stay connected, I always keep a cell phone charger (or two) in my handbag of choice and always ready. I also always carry my headphones with me between shows to keep me in the mood. From subway rides to walking distances, music is an absolute must. This season, Apple’s focus is on his Airpod Max wireless set.
Alexis Bennett, Commerce Writer
I love one completed situation. With a tight schedule, there’s no easy way to look good with minimal effort. So you can see me frolicking around New York City in so many dresses.
Kiana Marden, Beauty Commerce Writer
My Fashion Week Survival Guide is all about convenience. As an always-prepared person, I always have a few things in my handy tote bag (a must!) for revisions and on-the-go work. I tend to get pretty oily all day long, so I love having Fenty Beauty Setting and Blotting Powder on hand to fight shine. Keep your mini bottles out of the house from discoveries set in refreshing scents.
Charlotte Diamond, Associate Fashion Editor
A reusable water bottle is a must for me during fashion week. Traveling back to the office from one show to another is no easy task, especially during the warmer months. During busy times, it is important to be conscious of frequent hydration and wasteful spending. Also, Covid has made it clear just how many dirty surfaces we’re all touching, so I always carry a travel-sized hand sanitizer spray in my purse! Sunglasses because waiting in line for the show during the daytime is inevitable.
Christian Allaire, fashion and style writer
The annual NYFW in September never fails. There are always heat waves. This season, I’m gearing up with the easy-going clothes I’ve worn all summer, such as camp collar printed shirts and jean shorts. Choose comfort. I’m currently wearing Margiela Reebok. And your bag should be chic yet roomy enough to carry all your essentials. The Gucci Jackie bag is my new favorite.