NYFW Tips and Tricks

Hello Hellllo. It’s the best time of the year again! No, I’m not talking about getting closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas, or Football season. It’s New York Fashion Week season! I typically attend every season, but because I am moving to New York in the next few months I figured it may be best to hold off this season, save some more money, and prepare for the move. As sad as it is, I am actually really excited that the next show I attend will be as a resident of Manhattan!!(WOOHOO!)

I’ve seen a lot of bloggers talk about going to The Shows this season, so I’ve made a list of some pieces that you will definitely need, as well as some tips and tricks to survival!

1.Statement Sunglasses

2. DIY

Whether it is a denim jacket that you’ve distressed and studded yourself or a pair of jeans that you’ve painted and torn, DIY garments always catch the eye of street style photographers! I’ve listed some of my favorite tutorials and jacket inspiration photos here!

DIY Military Jacket 

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patchwork jacket

 DIY Statement shoes (If you’re not going the uber comfy and trendy tennis shoe route)

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Other DIY trends I’m loving…

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Out and about at Paris Couture Week


3. Everyone loves the classic Louis, Chanel, or Céline, but think outside the box..or bag?.. a little bit, because these people come to play.

I’d suggest something with a strap if you’re going to several shows just because the way the shows are all spread out now makes it a little harder to get from place to place. Here are some of my favorite statement bags!

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4. Don’t overdue it on the makeup

Luckily, the trend right now is a neutral face of makeup. After having gone through the cat-eye trend, red lips, heavy contour, strobing…we are now in the very neutral, clean faced era, and I could not be more excited about that! It’s great from running from show to show, just keep some lip gloss, mascara, and powder for touch ups and you’re good to go!

ELF cosmetics has a great little guide on how to get this “no makeup” look!

A few more things to keep in mind. NYFW is SO SO different than what it used to be. The shows are spread out all over the city and produced by 10 million different PR companies. It is still beyond amazing, but it’s definitely more exhausting. Each venue has a common area where they offer waters, other drinks, or snacks…. TAKE ADVANTAGE! Trust me, if you are trying to make all of the shows you’re def going to need some fuel. Clarkson Square is my favorite because they have a lounge area and a great little local cafe with coffee drinks, pastries, and healthy snacks. This is especially great if you plan on going to after parties because you’ll need to stay hydrated!

If you are just going for fun, you have a little more freedom to move at your own pace. However if you are going to interview designers or cover the shows, you will be one of the people rushing from show to show. My advice is to look at your shows the night before and  see what ones are within walking distance of one another, and which ones are too far. I recommend taking cabs or Uber pool. Subways are awesome, but I don’t like taking them when I’m all dressed up, especially if it’s still warm out.

My Favorite places for a NYFW break




WIFI/CHARGING/COFFEE FUEL UP — Starbucks at 15th and 9th

To all you fashionistas that will be attending this season…have SO much fun!!! Catch ya next season!

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  • Reply Gillian August 31, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Love these tips – especially the DIY one I had no idea!

    • Reply Madison September 4, 2016 at 9:02 pm

      Thanks!! And yeah I didn’t really notice it until last season! All the DIY jackets were getting SO much attention!

  • Reply taryn newton August 31, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Love all the tips that were provided! Awesome post! XO

    • Reply Madison September 4, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Nicole leffew August 31, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    These are great tips! Thanks babe!

    • Reply Madison September 4, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      Of course! Glad you enjoyed!

  • Reply mayra August 31, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Great tips and post! Loved all of your handbag ideas. XO

    • Reply Madison September 4, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Gail August 31, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Great tips Madison! I suck at DIY and usually don’t have the time so I will be shopping for my outfits! Love the post!

    • Reply Madison September 4, 2016 at 8:59 pm

      haha shopping always does the trick too!! Thanks 🙂

  • Reply Kait Elizabeth September 1, 2016 at 12:24 am

    Great tips babe! Hugs, Kait

    • Reply Madison September 4, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks girl!

  • Reply Anna September 1, 2016 at 1:11 am

    So exciting! this is my first NYFW to attend!

    • Reply Madison September 4, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Oh yay! Have so much fun!

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