NYFW Essentials 2021
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With fashion month in full swing and getting thrown into the hustle and bustle of New York City, I slowly realised that running from show to show may not always be as glamorous as we’ve imagined. Whether you’re trying to grab a cab during rush hour or literally sprinting to your next show, it’s important that you’ve always got your essentials ready to go.

Having just wrapped up my first New York Fashion Week, I’ve decided to put together a simple guide to help you make sure you’re bringing all the right essentials with you at all times. Whether it’s a portable charger to make sure your phone is fully charged, carrying your ultimate lipstick shade for touch-ups or simply grabbing a bottle of water on the go, we’ve got you covered.

Ahead, find Grazia’s top 9 items you need to survive fashion week.

1. Lipstick

When it comes to your makeup, bringing a product that’s touch-up worthy is a must, and for me, that’s lipstick. Always having a matte shade on hand can instantly elevate your look and bring a refreshing touch to your makeup.

MAC Cosmetics, Love U Back Matte Lipstick, Dhs95, SHOP NOW

2. Emergency Fuel

With a busy schedule and running from show to show, it leaves you with so little time to grab a bite and eat. Keeping a small snack like a protein bar or some nuts on hand is a great energy booster, and trust me, you’ll need it.

3. umbrella

After attending the Moschino SS22 show, it downright poured on us, and at that very moment, I realised the importance of carrying a mini umbrella on hand rather than having to sit through the rain painfully. You can always find a cute transparent umbrella that will fit any outfit.

4. Translucent Pressed Setting Powder

I can’t lie when rushing to get places; I definitely broke a sweat or two. But thankfully, having an easy compact translucent powder saved me from my shine and gave my skin a refreshed look.

Laura Mercier, Translucent Pressed Setting Powder, Dhs184, SHOP NOW

5. water

Hydration is key! Keep a bottle of water on hand and stay hydrated when on the go.

6. Mini-size perfume

Besides keeping lipstick and translucent powder on hand, adding a travel-size perfume is key for a mid-day refresher.

7. sunglasses

Nothing says fashion week quite like a solid pair of sunglasses that can easily elevate your look. Also, what better way to level up your outfit than popping on a fun frame.


8. RSVP + Vaccination card

Since most shows require an invite, make sure to bring them with you. It might seem obvious, but keep track of your schedule and always have your passes or email invites ready to go.

9. Portable charger

Since you’ll most likely be using your phone between videos and images at each show, keeping a portable charger is essential.