How This Influencer Gets Organised for Fashion Week

When you have a big event looming on your calendar (like a work conference or an overseas holiday), it pays to be organised. Rather than approaching an event and being flustered by deciding what to wear, how to get there, or how to fit everything in, make a plan, so there are no surprises.

Fashion Week Australia is just days away (circle May 15 on your calendar), and it’s one of those events that we can’t wait for—but a lot of prep is needed beforehand to ensure that the week runs smoothly. In the lead up, we reached out to organisational expert and fashion blogger Beck Wadworth—who also happens to be the brains behind lifestyle brand An Organised Life—to give us her top tips for getting ready for fashion week.

If you won’t be dusting off your heels for a week of sartorial spectating, consider the next big event on your calendar, and apply these tips. Keep scrolling for Wadworth’s advice.

1. Organise Your Week

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Meghan Hosie

"There’s no doubt about it, fashion week is full on and can get really hectic. In order to enjoy every moment of the chaos, it’s important to organise your schedule in advance to avoid unnecessary stress. The week before, I always write out my schedule for each day in my diary. Show times, locations, meetings, lunch dates, evening events—everything. From there, I note down in pencil how I will ideally be getting from place to place. During the week things sometimes change, but it’s always good to have a game plan that you can revert back to. 

I still have to work a lot during the week—shipping orders, meeting design deadlines etc.—so I mix this into my schedule as well. I’m also heavily involved in the Bec & Bridge show, so planning ahead is a non-negotiable for me. It’s a week of work and play."

2. Put Your Best Face Forward

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Beck Wadworth

"There’s nothing better than feeling fresh faced and radiant during a hectic week! I love to give my skin a little extra TLC the week before fashion week. My go-to products are the Verso Deep Hydration Mask ($120) and Verso Reviving Eye Mask ($87). Simple, easy, and amazing results."

3. Prep Your Outfits

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Beck Wadworth

"On any given day, I plan my outfit the night before, so it’s no surprise I do the same for fashion week! Usually the week before I look at my schedule (and the weather) and start planning my outfits. In pencil I note down my outfit ideas and always try the looks on in advance to make sure I don't have to worry during the actual week. Having a few back up options is always safe as well. I love to keep my looks monochrome, chic, and understated—very me, and where possible, I also try to support designers and wear the brands I admire. Fashion week involves a lot of hard work and late nights for all the designers, and I feel really proud seeing their work come to life on the runway."

4. Get Ahead of the Game

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Beck Wadworth

"Where possible, get ahead on any work deadlines pre-fashion week. Give yourself a buffer in case you want a night to relax after the shows or you end up going on a last-minute dinner date with all the girls. Cut out distractions, and get things done!"

5. Pack a Kit

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Meghan Hosie

"And finally, if there is one thing you prepare ahead of fashion week, it’s creating a ‘kit’ of essentials that you can keep in your handbag. For me, my kit includes the following; hair tie, Panadol, a mini water bottle, portable phone charger, Band-Aids, lip balm, sunglasses, illuminator, statement earrings, a notebook or diary (with your schedule) and a pen. Lifesaver!"