From the back and forth running around from the runway to studio, and back again, every fashionista knows the constant movement and long hours that come along with any fashion week. So with New York Fashion Week wrapping up, and dozens more to come this year – both spring and fall – the adrenaline is pumping as editors, writers, photographers, bloggers and stylists all share one common anticipation: what will designers showcase on the runways for the upcoming seasons? But while you’re busy anticipating the trends, it’s important not to forget to take care of yourself as well. After speaking with a few of my fellow fashionistas, blogger Elana Camille and writer/designer Mo Handahu, I’ve put together a list of a few must haves we swear by in order to survive weeklong fashion festivities in any city. See you at the side of the runway.

Comfortable Shoes // “I definitely need my chucks (Converse sneakers), they are so comfortable when I don’t want to wear heels,” says Handahu. Going from show to show will take a toll on your feet if you’re not wearing the right pair of shoes. Although heels do make for fashionable pictures, so do the right pair of comfortable flat shoes to get you through the long days.

Snacks // It may seem simple, but it’s very important. Nourishing your body is essential when always being on the move. Not having time to grab a bite in between shows will later affect your body for the worse, so why not pack light snacks to eat on the way to and from shows. This way, you can make shows on time and be fed.

Standing out is really what fashion week is all about, so why not spice up your look with an eye-popping lip colour that will keep others guessing and intrigued.

Tote Bag // “Definitely my Nella Bella Rumex tote bag, it holds everything,” says Camille, speaking to one of her essentials for any week. A tote bag is key for excursions during fashion week. Whether you’re trotting down the cobble stones in Milan, or speeding through the concrete jungle of New York, a tote bag will aid you when you’re on the move as you’ll be able to throw whatever essentials in it to quickly move to your next show. They also make quite the fashion accessory.

Charger // Whether it is for your phone, camera or laptop, bringing a charger for your electronic device is an absolute must when navigating through fashion week. Your electronic charger is like water for your body – you need it to keep moving and functioning. Keeping in touch during the busy week is key to share with others what the upcoming season has to offer.

A Bold Pout // Why should the models be the only ones with show stopping makeup? Food, totes, and chargers will help you to keep moving with ease, and so will a bold coloured lip, according to Camille. “I always need a bold lip, you have to stand out,” says the blogger. Standing out is really what fashion week is all about, so why not spice up your look with an eye-popping lip colour that will keep others guessing and intrigued.

Photo By. Isa Ransome