So if you follow me on Instagram, you know that I had a blast this past weekend at NYFW (despite the fuh-reezing cold temps)! I’ve been to fashion week before with internships and jobs, but this has definitely been my most exciting experience to date. It was my first fashion week since starting my blog, and it was very different to be there for my own business vs someone else’s. It was less stressful in some ways because I didn’t have a boss to report to, but that also made it more stressful because I was the boss. One thing I struggled with was the ability to watch the show and gather the key takeaways, while still making sure I’m getting enough snaps and Instagrams for you guys! Let me know what you would love to see more of, and I will definitely keep your feedback in mind for next season.
The shows and presentations I went to were O’2nd, Herve Leger (which I covered for Esther of Louboutins and Love), Noon by Noor, and Just Drew. Unfortunately I was not able to attend anything after the weekend due to my day job! The trends I’m most excited about seeing are winter whites and pastels, and faux fur was everywhere! Trends that have been around and are here to stay include 70s vibes (i.e. flared jeans, fringe), and rich colors (i.e. burgundy, emerald).
I also wanted to share a few tips and tricks I learned this weekend about surviving NYFW. It was such a whirlwind experience, I felt like I had no idea what I was doing half the time. I will definitely be remembering these tips for next season!
1. Now let’s be honest, for most of these shows I was standing room only. BUT every fashion show coordinator wants their show to look full, so if you get there soon enough, they will open up all the empty seats to the standing crowd! That is how I was able to get so close at Herve Leger and Noon by Noor. So the takeaway here is, be fashionably on time.
2. Carry breath mints. Seriously! You never know who you are going to see and meet at these shows, so you want to be at your most confident.
3. Have fun with your style. Anything and I mean ANYTHING goes during New York Fashion Week. I saw a girl wearing a purse made of legos. True story. So break free from your typical uniform, and try out something that you never thought you could pull off. There’s no better chance to try out a new trend!
4. Don’t be the person who stands up to get an Instagram during the show. Seriously. No one likes her.
5. Bring water and a snack in your bag. Fashion shows are notorious for starting about 20-30 minutes later than the start time on the invite. So if you have a show uptown at 2 and another one downtown at 3:30, you’re going to be rushing to that second show. There’s not much time to grab food in between, so unless you don’t get hangry (come one, who doesn’t get hangry), pack yourself some munchies.
I hope you guys enjoyed this little recap of my crazy NYFW weekend! Please leave me some feedback on what you want to see more or less of next season!
Coat: Kenneth Cole, sold out (similar here) / Sweater: Forever 21 / Jean skirt: Forever 21 / Belt: Target / Tights: Forever 21 / Shoes: Zara, old (similar here) / Bag: TJ Maxx / Sunnies: Karen Walker via Ditto (use code ‘STYLISHSIDEPROJECT’ for your first month free!) / Earmuffs: Anthropologie, old (love these) / Lips: Stila “Venezia”
Coat: Bar III / Sweater: J.Crew / Leggings: Nordstrom / Purse: Forever 21 / Hat: Polo Ralph Lauren / Booties: Kenneth Cole, sold out (loving these) / Gloves: Ralph Lauren / Sunnies: Karen Walker / Lips: Stila “Venezia”
Photos by Pratya Jankong