The Fashion Week Commandments Editors Believe In

It’s that time of year again—you know, fashion week (or month, for that matter!). Whether you’re a pro or a first-time attendee, there’s never enough advice you can get on making it through the week polished or (ahem) alive. Because we’ve attended our fair share of shows, we’re delivering fashion commandments to live by come New York Fashion Week.

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Sure, fashion shows might start late, but punctuality is the best policy.


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Whether you’re exchanging numbers or business cards, people notice your hands, and a fresh mani will do ’em good!


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Fashion week is exciting and social, but everyone has their limits. Don’t overbook yourself, and space out your commitments. You’ll have a much more enjoyable week if you heed this advice.


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We love shoes just as much as the next girl, but you only really need a few killer pairs of versatile kicks—including sneakers, for when your feet have just about had it.




Didn’t you know? Being hydrated is chic.


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Whether texting our friends or snapping the latest looks from the runway, we’re always plugged in, so a portable phone charger is a must!


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Because adding a swipe of red lipstick is all you need to refresh your look.



Bottom line: Fashion week should be fun.


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Group Executive Director, Branded Content and Beauty

Caitie Schlisserman is an L.A.-based executive director with over a decade of branded content and editorial experience. She joined Who What Wear in 2014 as the first branded content editor and has worked her way up to overseeing a team of talented branded content editors and the beauty department of the media revenue team. Before Who What Wear, Caitie helped launch FabFitFun's first subscription box and worked at a beauty startup where she assisted in successfully launching the editorial department.