New York Fashion Week has officially kicked off, and while it’s definitely a privilege to look at beautifully constructed clothes for a living, it’s still a job at the end of the day. And like with any gig, sometimes you need some hyper-specific things to get you through those high-stress, fast-paced days. Ahead, five ELLE and ELLE.com editors share they must-haves for making fashion week just a little easier.
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Since September weather can be fickle I’ll layer a tank top underneath incase it gets too hot and I need to roll down the sleeves and tie them around my waist.
A large tote like this will help me schlep everything I need (a laptop, some snacks, maybe a pair of shoes) but look very chic while doing it.
“Feel the right amount of good,” is this pen’s tag line and after a 14 hour day that’s exactly what I’ll want to do.
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Fashion Month is basically a hike with intermittent periods of sitting, and Tevas are the most comfortable en-route footwear.
Vitamin C Powder
I’ve been following the Vitamin C discourse and want to incorporate it into my daily routine (which is basically just sunscreen and moisturizer right now).
I usually carry a ton of Rx bars and end up eating some and giving the rest out to my hangry pals. I like the mint chocolate flavor.
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A black t-shirt in silk jersey is the perfect staple to have as a standby when in doubt about to wear on top.
I often carry all kinds of oils to rub or roll on, but this is the most important one in my arsenal as it soothes the pain of an unexpected headache.
Classic Lint Roller
My boyfriend knows I am crazy about getting lint off my clothes and found this mini portable version for me. I don’t leave the house without it.
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Highlighter + Balm
A Pat McGrath Labs highlighter and balm duo is always in my bag. It gives me an instant dewy and healthy glow.
Baby Lips Balm
Baby Lips in Cherry gives my lips a natural tint of red, plus I don’t have to the worry about lipstick smudges.
An oversized pair of sunglasses is great for hiding from the sun and all of the camera flashes. I’m really obsessed with this new LA-based brand Lula Pace.
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Flap Bag Multicolor Patchwork
My fashion week style can be notoriously lazy, so I try to counter my simple style with an “I’m a real fashion editor” signifier. That means Chanel.
Theragun Percussive Therapy Device
My body is always sore during NYFW so nothing beats skipping the after party and going home to give myself a massage.
Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
I’ve tried every SPF moisturizer under the sun (get it?), but nothing comes close to Supergoop’s lightweight cult-favorite Unseen Sunscreen.
Nikki Ogunnaike, Style Director of ELLE.com, is the go-to style expert for the 25 million+ users, fans, and followers of what is now the largest fashion and beauty magazine website.