This year was my first year attending London Fashion week. When I received my first invitation, I got so excited. Having had a blog for a few years now and being so passionate about fashion, I had wanted to attend fashion week for a few years now.

Since it was my first time going to London Fashion week, I was a bit nervous, I didn’t know how to prepare or what to expect. Which is why I am writing this post today, to not only share my experience at Fashion Week but also to help others who don’t really know how it all goes.

Preparation

  • Think about your outfits for the week. It’s not called fashion week for nothing, it’s an opportunity to put your style out there and express yourself.
  • While preparing for your outfits, look at the weather. This fashion week was in the middle of February, therefore I knew it was going to be cold so I tried to wear statement coats more than anything. If you have a specific outfit in mind that you think won’t be warm enough, try layering. I suggest looking at weather forecast, if it says it might rain, bring an umbrella.
  • Also think about your shoes, heels are really fashionable but not so comfortable to wear all days so try heeled boots or block heels.
  • Print out all your tickets and write down your schedule with all the times and locations for the upcoming week. Look where each show will be and how you can get there.
  • In your handbag bring a portable phone charger, makeup for touchups and a snack in case you have to run from one show to another and are starving.

Fashion week

  • Put your alarm on. Most days start with morning shows and you want to make sure you are on time and also are not stressed to get ready.
  • Make sure you get there 30 to 4o min before the show starts. Chances are if it’s your first fashion week, you won’t have special tickets guaranteeing you seats therefore to not be at the ┬áback, you should be there as early as possible. You will queue up for almost an hour outside, because most shows never start on time so don’t forget warm clothes.
  • Find a friend who also attend fashion week to keep you company. I was on my own and while it’s great to meet new people, it looked more fun if I had had someone there especially with all that queuing.
  • Schedule times between shows where you can meet with a friend or a photographer to take pictures for your social media. You want to make the most out of your fashion week and share it with your followers.
  • Make new friends. This is your passion, most people here have the same passion so it’s always great to make new connections.
  • Take fashion inspiration from the people around you and the shows.
  • Bring work for downtime between shows. I liked going to coffee shops and work on my emails, blog and social media like this I stayed productive.
  • Most of all, enjoy yourself. Yes it’s draining, but it’s fun and it only last so long so make the most out of it.

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