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{ How To Pack for Fashion Week }

By Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4

essentials-for-surviving-fashion-week-what-to-carry-in-your-bag-for-fashion-week-fashion-week-emergency-kit-meagans-moda-fashion-week-tipsCiao from Milano! Day one of Fashion Week is complete and I can’t wait to start sharing some looks and photos from the shows and presentations. In the meantime, I thought I’d write a post about how I actually get ready for fashion week and the way I decide what to pack. As I sit here typing this post with achy feet and a tired mind (also maybe a glass of wine), it makes me wonder how some people get through back-to-back fashion weeks, all the while making it look easy. Let’s face it—most bloggers don’t have an entourage to help make fashion week a breeze, so it requires a lot of pre-planning to be organized and ready to take on the long, fast-paced days. how-to-pack-for-fashion-week-fashion-week-survival-essentials-whats-in-my-bag-for-fashion-weekSurvival Kit

This is my ‘go-bag’ which contains most of the essentials I could need on any given day (the only thing I forgot to include is a snack—I definitely always bring one to keep the ‘hangry’ vibes at bay). Here are the things I always throw in there:

  • Business cards (you never know who you may meet during fashion week so this is an obvious must—I used Zazzle for mine)
  • Travel charger (on-the-go phone charging at your fingertips)
  • Tide stain remover pen (one of the best little inventions ever)
  • Hand sanitizer (the former teacher in me insists on bringing a bottle everywhere)
  • Oil-absorbing sheets (my skin gets oily by the end of the day so these have been a favorite of mine for years)
  • Gum (no explanation necessary!)
  • Travel sunscreen stick (I found these at a little farmacia near our apartment and bought a bunch of them—so handy!)
  • Anti-blister stick (this is great to use if I think my shoes may rub the wrong way after hours of walking)
  • Ibuprofen (because you never know when you’ll need it)
  • Victorinox pocket tool (same as a Swiss Army knife but in a slim credit card-size form—this is seriously a life-saver when you need scissors or a nail file in a pinch!)
  • Fashion tape (can be used on body or clothing—I actually used it today to ‘hem’ my pants)
fashion-week-essentials-what-to-pack-for-fashion-weekOther essentials I pack in my suitcase are Dr. Scholl’s inserts, a travel-size umbrella, and lint roller. The shoe inserts are definitely a life saver for some of my heels. Just a tip: if you plan on using them inside a certain pair of shoes you are buying, I suggest considering a half size larger because they do make your shoes fit more snugly.
how-i-pack-for-fashion-week-meagans-moda-fashion-blogger-living-in-rome-italyI love using little notebooks to jot down ideas for outfits and blog posts—this one came from the dollar aisle at Target (definitely hit that up when I was home a few weeks ago!)a-fashion-bloggers-survival-guide-to-fashion-weekchanel-jumbo-black-caviar-with-silver-hardware-saint-laurent-high-school-satchel-oxblood-saint-laurent-sac-de-jour-russet-suedeA few of the bags I packed for the week: I like to have a couple different sizes to choose from depending on how long I may be out for each day.how-to-pack-for-fashion-week-how-a-fashion-blogger-gets-ready-for-fashion-week-what-to-wear-to-fashion-weekChoosing outfits for fashion week is always stressful, so I usually end up relying on classic basics I can mix and match for different looks (black and gray are my go-to colors). I like to wear easy-fitting pieces which don’t wrinkle easily so I can be comfortable and look polished for long days on the go.what-shoes-to-pack-for-fashion-week-meagans-moda-fashion-blogger-rome-italy-how-to-pack-for-fashion-weekLast but not least, I can’t forget to mention the shoes I packed! Sometimes I literally plan my outfits around footwear—anyone else?! Fashion week is always fun for rocking statement shoes and they can elevate any simple outfit, so I bought a few new pairs including these suede booties and this on-trend embroidered pair. I also always pack sneakers to change into since I’m on my feet for hours of walking between shows and events. All I can say is thank goodness they are considered stylish and let’s hope it stays that way!


I’ll be back soon with a post featuring one of my fashion week looks, but in the meantime you can follow me on Instagram @meagansmoda where I’m sharing photos and Instastories from each day. Thank you so much for reading!

  • Amy
    September 21, 2016

    Ohh I cannot wait to see all your fashion week posts! Looks like you packed the perfect things. Especially loving those tan and embroidered boots!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Shauna
    September 22, 2016

    Your business cards are so pretty! Love all of these key pieces that you bring. Looks like you’ve done this before! 🙂 Now for your next trip, just take ME! Can’t wait to see all of your looks -XO



  • Ellese
    September 22, 2016

    These are all great tips for fashion week! Enjoy! XO, Ellese


  • jess
    September 23, 2016

    Meagan, Ah.. I could have used this list last year during NYFW! Love it, you are so organized! I sometimes plan around my shoes, and those booties, both of them are stunning! I am looking for a tan suede pair with a lower block heel. I also love the black and grey mix and match. Looks like you were ready! Sounds like you had a good time!
    thanks for linking up with turning heads tueaday
    jess xx

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