New York Fashion Week (NYFW) has come and gone. This is just the beginning. No other fashion weeks will follow and we have brought together a must-have survival kit for you last through the entire fashion craze.

By: Anna Castillo

So grateful I had the chance to attend my fourth NYFW again this year. I was able to check out some of the latest trends not only on the runway but in the city! Let me tell you, I LOVE NY! Upon my return, I saw so many invites to attend other Fashion Week events and thought how important it was that I brought the right things with me. I believe you should have some essential items while attending your shows whether it is for fun or to cover the events for work.

Here are my must-have fashion week items when I attend any show:

FW Outfit: I always wear something black. It’s chic and slimming. Not to mention I am usually doing makeup at some of these events and if I get anything on me, it’s easy to disguise.

Sunglasses: I can’t live without them! They are great for walking from show to show and to hide your nonverbal while looking at some of the unusual or not so pleasant designs.

Lipgloss: Need I say more?

iPad 2: This is a must for me. If I need to take a quick video or photo and post it makes it so much easier than lugging around my Nikon.

My phone: Uh… yeah. Don’t leave home without it!

Chargers: I try to pop into a Starbucks and plug in while I am ordering.

Starbucks Card: My charger! 😉

Black Messenger Bag: Used to carry my life.

Gum: Not only for me but for those who tend to get a little close while at shows. First impressions must be your best impressions.

Excedrin Tension Medicine: You never know!

Water Bottle with Filter: This is a big one! It is important to hydrate whenever possible. FW days can be long.

Crystal Light: I hate drinking water all day so I like to change it up. All I need to do is buy the water bottle, shake it up and voila!

100 Cal Snack: Great for those in-between hunger pangs.

Flats: Your feet will love you for this! This is why I carry a bag that is big enough to hold all my essential items. Heels are great but when you are wearing them all over town, sometimes you need a break.