Today’s the day! After a few smaller runway shows and parties yesterday, New York Fashion Week is officially in full swing. The next seven days in Manhattan, at least for anyone remotely associated with the fashion industry, will be a non-stop flurry of shows, events, coffee runs, #ootds, and making sure you snap the perfect Instagram shots.
For those of us who don’t live in New York City, this can all lead to one huge, festering case of #FOMO. For those of you over the age of, say, 17, #FOMO stands for “fear of missing out.” NYFW, along with other Fashion Weeks, has a bad tendency to make people not attending feel like they’re majorly missing out on all the festivities—after all, if you’re not sitting right behind Grace Coddington at the Marc Jacobs show on Thursday, what are you doing?
Well, we’re here to let you in on a big secret: NYFW ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. Keep scrolling for seven solid reasons there’s no need to experience #FOMO this time around!