I can’t believe it’s already that time of the year again! NYFW is always such a dream but there is also a lot of preparation that goes into it. With a few seasons already under my belt, I’ve become a bit of a pro when it comes to packing for such an iconic event. I leave early tomorrow morning so I’m currently in full packing mode and thought I’d share the New York Fashion Week packing essentials that I can’t leave home without!
New York Fashion Week Packing Essentials
1.) Portable Mirror
I alwaysss bring my own mirror, especially when I’m rooming with other girls. Bringing a portable vanity mirror gives me a sense of normalcy and comfort when applying my makeup (plus I don’t have to wait to use the bathroom mirror!). At home, I use my Simple Human vanity mirror religiously so of course, I had to get the packable version 😉 This one is a bit smaller and comes with it’s own special case. It has a ring light and 10x magnification for precise application. I also got the handheld compact sensor mirror to take with me for on-the-go touch ups in between meetings, shows and events (this one also has a ring light!).
2.) Jewelry Organizer
A jewelry organizer is a must! This one has plenty of storage for all of my pretties and is padded for extra protection. I usually put my jewelry, hair accessories, brooches, sunglasses and travel perfume in here along with any other small fragile items. I always make sure to pack this in my carry on since it usually holds all of my valuables.
3.) Water Bottle
This might be obvious but I think it’s something a lot of people forget! I’m a crazy water drinker as it is so I always have a water bottle on hand. For NYFW, it’s even more vital to have water (and snacks!) with you at all times since you’ll likely be running from one place to another. There have been many, many times where there simply wasn’t enough time for a pit stop in between shows and events so I make sure I always have these items on hand. And if it’s beautiful like this Live Jiva bottle, then that’s even better 😉
4.) Comfy Shoes
I cannot stress the importance of this enough! Comfy yet stylish shoes are a must-have for NYFW! I see so many people wearing sky high heels and then hear complaints about their feet dying at the end of the day. I tend to rely on block heels of 3 inches and below or cute flats. I swear by these Everlane heels! Another option is to pack a pair of flats with you but if you’re going to be going from place to place, I’d probably just wear comfortable shoes instead of lugging around another pair.
5.) Portable Charger
A dying phone is the last thing you want to worry about when you’re in the middle of watching a fashion show. Trust me when I say that I learned this lesson pretty fast! Flash back to my first fashion week… I need up having to call a cab so that I could go back to the hotel to charge my phone. It was stressful and I almost ended up missing my next show because of it! Since then, I’ve always brought along not one, but two portable phone chargers.
6.) Portable Steamer
Wrinkled clothes are no fun when you’re getting photos taken constantly! I always want to make sure that my clothing looks top notch during runway shows, at meetings and for potential street style shoots so a portable steamer is essential. It’s not really on many people’s packing lists but I do think it’s worthwhile. When packing, I tend to stuff things in the water compartment to save on storage!
7.) Face & Eye Masks
NYFW is a whirlwind… seriously! Time goes by so fast and you’re constantly running from place to place. Many days, you’ll have early mornings and late nights so I always like to bring along face masks for a quick pick me up. I also love using eye masks before my makeup to get rid of those puffy eyes and dark circles from lack of sleep haha! Quick tip: Put them in the fridge (if you have one) to re-energize your skin.
Are any of these New York Fashion Week packing essentials on your list?
Let me know if there’s anything I missed!
And don’t forget to follow along on Instagram stories for a behind-the-scenes look at my NYFW adventures! I’ll be sharing some really amazing fashion shows, presentations, events and adventures in the city! If you’re a blogger heading to New York, I hope to see you there – make sure you say HI! <3