OUR 10 NYFW TIPS | FALL FASHION AT DILLARD’S

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Happy Tuesday! It’s been so crazy since we returned from NYC that we’ve not yet had time to do a recap of our amazing week! It truly was such a whirlwind and we are just now getting caught up on missed sleep. HA! But all kidding aside, after three years now at New York Fashion Week there are a few style blogger tips that we would give to anyone that plans to attend.

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10 Tips For A Stress Free + Successful New York Fashion Week 

1. Always plan on travel time taking twice as long as you think. We learned this the hard way! Definitely keep in mind the changeover time for cabs. Next time we will definitely order our Ubers in advance {although you do have to pay an extra fee if you aren’t ready when the show up}. You may have planned the perfect schedule of shows, events, meetings and dinners -but if you didn’t properly plan for transit time you can kiss that “perfectly scheduled day” goodbye!

2. Bring a portable phone charger with you and your phone cord to use in cabs. Nothing is worse then having a dead phone when you are trying to take photos, get an Uber or look up directions to your next event.

3. Pre-shoot as many looks as you can OR shoot the day you arrive before your first full day of shows / events. This is definitely a must to save you time and cut down on stress.

4. Sign up for the Fashion GPS app {now called LaunchMetrics}. We used this app the last two years and it’s the best for finding out show information and requesting invites.

5. Try on ALL of your outfits before you pack. Trust us, stylish outfits don’t create themselves once you arrive at your hotel. Also, don’t plan for “outfit shopping” during NYFW. It just doesn’t happen lol (and we’ve tried each year, ha!)

6. Stay at a hotel where other friends are also staying. This was the first year this worked out and it was the best!

7. Don’t use the subway unless you have extra time to kill {in case you get on the wrong line like we did LOL}.

8. Accept ahead of time that you will get 5 or 6 hours of sleep at most. One morning we decided to get some extra sleep and it messed up our schedule the rest of the day.

9. Schedule photographers several weeks in advance for the best time slots. And if you have a photographer that is able to travel, we definitely recommend bringing that person along! While they can’t attend all the shows and events with you, they are able to capture all of your looks before and after {plus provide a traveling buddy in case you aren’t going with a group of girls.}

10. Don’t forget to eat breakfast and pack lots of snacks. There’s never time to stop for lunch so we ordered room service for breakfast each day. But we failed to bring water and snacks along with us. Trying to find something on the go that doesn’t have a line is really tough and cuts into an already packed schedule.

But with all that being said, one of our biggest pieces of advice is HAVE FUN! We missed so many events, showroom meetings and shows but you know what, that’s ok! At the end of the day, Lindsay and I had a fabulous time and got to spend time with so many of our favorite bloggers and see some amazing presentations.

Not having set expectations made it more fun and less stressful. We of course learn new tips and tricks every year we go. But, the other part of the fashion week is that it is ever evolving and some of the outcomes you just can’t control. No two bloggers are going to have the same experience, and you know what – that’s ok!


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nyfw-2017-what-we-wore-dillards-the-double-take-girls-tahari-floral-maxi-green-jumpsuitSpeaking of fun, Lindsay and I had such an amazing time at the RewardStyle party they hosted on Saturday night during fashion week! We got to wear these gorgeous items that we found at Dillard’s! Linds is always on the hunt for a great jumpsuit. This one fits like a dream and is super flattering. I love how she paired it with this very affordable python clutch. Her pink lipstick pops perfectly with the green. The best part is this jumpsuit JUST got marked down HERE (also in ivory!)! 

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I’m all about maxi dresses so as soon as I saw this stunning layered floral dress at our local Dillard’s store I knew it was meant to be! The cold shoulder ruffle detail is my favorite. We love dressing in complimentary styles and colors but it’s often hard to do without looking too matchy. So we couldn’t believe how color coordinated our looks turned out to be. This dress also comes in a black and white floral pattern which we’ve linked above in the widget. I wore these must have black heels {although you can’t see them well here} that are very comfy.

Whenever we have an event to attend, Dillard’s is our first stop to find the perfect look! From casual to dressy, we always find tons of options to try on at our local store {and online}. Here’s some of our favorite fall dresses they currently have available!

Thank you so much for stopping by today to hear about our New York Fashion Week tips plus our sister style looks from Dillard’s! Make sure to check out all their new arrivals for fall here. We hope you have a fabulous day!

Photos by Vicki Bartel 

Thank you to Dillard’s for sponsoring this post. All opinions are our own.

53 Comments

  1. September 27, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    You guys are so funny. I didn’t take a single uber this FW – the fastest way to get around is the subway and by foot. Next round I’ll teach you how to do the subway so you don’t get lost LOL.
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com/

    • The Double Take Girls
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 12:42 am

      Hehe, exactly Michelle! These are definitely our non New Yorker tips ha! We will have to get your pro tips next year for sure!:)

  2. September 27, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    So fun that you guys could attend together! and love these two looks, especially photographed together 🙂

    • The Double Take Girls
      Author
      September 28, 2017 / 12:40 am

      Thank you so much, Elisabeth! We couldn’t do fashion week without our sister team! 🙂

  3. Sarah
    September 27, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    This dress and jumpsuit are SO cute! The colors are perfect together. I love shopping at Dillards. Always so many great deals!

  4. September 27, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Love love so much when you talked about not having expectations – that is SO GOOD.

    I totally agree with that.

    You guys look so great!

    xoxo
    Krista
    http://www.hundredblog.com

  5. Maggie
    September 28, 2017 / 12:25 am

    Such a great post! These tips are so true! and I love both of yalls outfits!

  6. September 28, 2017 / 1:01 am

    you both look stunning and these tips are all on point!!

    xo megan

  7. September 28, 2017 / 2:28 am

    2, 4, 5, and 9 were my biggest takeaways! I love that olive green jumpsuit. It’s so pretty!

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

  8. September 28, 2017 / 11:42 am

    These are such good tips! And you ladies look stunning!

  9. September 28, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    y’all are precious! i can’t get enough of that pink lipstick!!! such great tips btw!

  10. Anna English
    September 28, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    I’m LOVING that green jumpsuit!

  11. Ruthie Ridley
    September 29, 2017 / 12:43 am

    Love DIllards!! I need to snag this jumpsuit!! Love the color!!

  12. Nataly
    September 29, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    I love your tips and your outfits! Too cute!

  13. Margret
    September 29, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    So true on all these tips!!!!

  14. September 29, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    Love the piece you chose to style, that olive shade is such a gorgeous color!

    birdie shoots

  15. September 29, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    Such great tips! Both of these looks are stunning and I adore that Kate SPade clutch!
    xoxo,
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  16. September 29, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    You girls are the cutest!!!! I’m still trying to recover myself from Fashion Week but totally worth the craziness!!! I actually took the subway a couple of times and was SOOOO much faster!! New York Traffic is too insane and I don’t have the patience to sit and wait 🙂 Love your tips, and will definitely take some notes!

  17. Jessica
    September 29, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    You both look gorgeous! Love that floral print and all about olive green now!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

  18. September 29, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    beautiful outfits for fall!

  19. September 29, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    First of all, gorgeous looks! Secondly great tips! I work behind the scenes at NYFW and there are a lot of self-important people and people who are so busy they don’t realize they’re only adding to the chaos. Having fun is the easiest way to put a smile on anyone’s face! It’s not life or death, it’s just a dress. 🙂 Sounds like you ladies had an incredible time!!

  20. September 29, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    You two look gorgeous! NYFW was so fun definitely using these tips next time!

  21. September 30, 2017 / 3:52 am

    These are great tips ladies, such an awesome post!
    And you two are so stunning, love the outfits!!!

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • The Double Take Girls
      Author
      September 30, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      Thank you so much, Kileen! Happy Weekend!

  22. Ashley Pletcher
    September 30, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Loved alll of your tips! You two look amazing, as always 🙂

  23. September 30, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    These are the best tips I’ve seen thus far! And can we talk about that green jumpsuit? So gorg!

    xo, Sara

  24. Ashley DTKAustin
    October 1, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    I know I always say this, but I seriously can’t get enough of both of these looks!! So Stunning!!!

  25. October 1, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    Both of these outfits are stunning! Great tips!

  26. October 1, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    Such awesome tips. So sad I missed out on this season. You girls look great.

  27. October 1, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    I adore both of these looks! You two both rocked NYFW!

  28. October 1, 2017 / 11:31 pm

    Great tips! You are SO RIGHT about the snack thing. You may not have time in between shows to have a meal, but it’s not like you can be hangry at a show! ha ha. Can’t wait to go back. xo

  29. Stuart Brazell
    October 1, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    You both look so gorgeous and the looks really compliment each other!

    xx, Stuart

    http://www.stuartsays.com

  30. Amy
    October 2, 2017 / 12:00 am

    You look fab ladies! Love that olive jumpsuit!!

  31. October 2, 2017 / 12:04 am

    #3 is such a good tip! You definitely want to shoot all the looks but the days are so crazy

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  32. October 2, 2017 / 12:28 am

    These are great tips! Hopefully someday I will be able to attend NYFW!!!

  33. Sarah K Tripp
    October 2, 2017 / 1:23 am

    Love your tips! So fun seeing you gals again!

  34. October 2, 2017 / 3:02 am

    These tips are FANTASTIC! You two are gorgeous. Lovelovelove these outfits!

  35. October 2, 2017 / 3:46 am

    Such great tips! I never book anything back-to-back without more than an hour cushion in the city!

  36. ashley houston
    October 2, 2017 / 3:54 am

    Ok you both look fabulous! Love these looks

  37. October 2, 2017 / 4:37 am

    I love both outfits! Great tips too!

  38. October 3, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Gorgeous looks on you two!! Great tips and I second the tip on number 5! I had everything pre-planned out and it helped me SO much!