For any fashion-lover, NYFW is like Christmas morning, but instead of Santa and his jolly elves we’ve got Anna Wintour and the top U.S. fashion designers. From the latest collections strutting down the runways to the ultra-stylish fashion editors and celebrities sitting front, fashion week is truly the epitome of fashion inspiration and trend forecasting. But in today’s digital world, there’s a new power key player on the fashion block who are rubbing elbows with fashion’s elite: fashion bloggers. Due to the massive following these online style stars have, designers are wisely utilizing a blogger’s vast influence by offering up front row seats to their shows and invitations to their exclusive parties.
The entirety of fashion week is crammed into a meer seven days, so what are the key essentials a (usually out-of-town) fashion blogger needs to survive the whirlwind of events? We asked 10 savvy fashion bloggers who attended NYFW SS 2015 exactly that, and their smart answers are equally perfect for any event packed vacation or week.
“My fashion week essentials are hands down a back up charger for your phone and a fold-able pair of flats! Both items are crucial while running around the city and snapping pictures for social media.”
Kendall from Styled Snapshots
“During NYFW I cannot be without my TMG Flower Halo. It is always my favorite to wear because it grabs attention, because everyone stops to stare at the girl with flowers in her hair.”
Michelle from That Madonna Girl
“One of my NYFW essentials is a fun statement top. Having a stylish top in an eye-catching print that you can dress up and down makes taking your look from day to night a breeze. Like this floral printed top by Finder Keepers.”
Cheralle from Miss Lyle Style
“I would not have survived fashion week without my Yosi Samra flats. After walking in heels all day, you feel like you’re walking on clouds when you put them on! They totally saved my feet and allowed me to take breaks from wearing heels between events and shows.”
Krystal from A Pinch of Lovely
“A breakfast sandwich, large iced coffee, and my phone charger! It’s important to be a part of the conversation when attending fashion week events because that’s how everyone gains inspiration – from each other.”
Kayte from Mass Musings
“I have to say that after attending the past 4 seasons, I’ve finally figured it out. A comfy pair of shoes is the ticket to happiness and productivity at Lincoln Center…comfy BUT extremely awesome. And as luck would have it, I can thank Chiara Feragni’s (The Blonde Salad) collab with the notorious Steve Madden for keeping me in the photog’s lense AND not scurrying over to the nearest CVS hunting down band-aids.”
Vanessa from Shop Save Sequins