Ever wonder what the week before Fashion Week’s like for a blogger? Before taking in all the shows and after-parties, there’s meticulous outfit mapping and packing to be done for the week ahead. To quell our curiosity, we visited the apartment of one of our favorite LA bloggers, Carly Cristman, to get the scoop before she sets off for New York.
Scroll down to see Cristman’s Fashion Week checklist!
#1 NAIL POLISH
A self-proclaimed Essie die-hard, Cristman lays out her must-pack polishes for the week. The Fall 2014 collection sets the stage.
#2 THE OUTFITS
The key to choosing outfits for Fashion Week? Cristman opts for pieces that are chic, functional, and wrinkle-free. A street style moment is never far away, so bringing your A-game is crucial.
On Cristman: Rachel Zoe coat; Valentino heels; Theory dress
Sporting an attention-getting mani, like this hot half-moon, is crucial when ‘gramming in public.
On Cristman: Rachel Zoe Coat; Marc by Marc Jacobs iPhone case
#4 COORDINATED LOOKS
Inspired by the neutral Take it Outside and Fall in Line’s olive tones, Cristman found the perfect coat to match.
Avoid a nail polish crisis by testing your shades beforehand. That way you’ll know what works with your wardrobe and skin tone.
On Cristman: Lululemon sweatpants; Rachel Zoe top
Dark, dramatic, and perfect for fall. Done!
The ultimate blogger necessity: a trusty camera. When she’s not clicking away for her next outfit post, Cristman keeps it in her classic carry-all.
On Cristman: Theory dress, Louis Vuitton Keep All, Canon t5i
Mobility is a must when you’re hurrying from show to show. These shoes, which are stylish and comfortable, definitely do the trick!
On Cristman: Michael Kors Heels; Valentino bag
#8 POST-SHOW CLUTCH
A glass of vino and good conversation with your fellow bloggers is the best post-show reprieve. Keep a standout clutch handy for the after-party—just in case!
On Cristman: Theory dress; Valentino bag
Which Essie nail polish would YOU take to Fashion Week? Call it in the comments below!