Everyone knows that Fashion Week is one of the realest, most arduous events of the industry’s perpetual cycle. With all that show (and country) hopping and the constant barrage of runway realness, it’s imperative to avoid looking like a total loser. With these NYFW essentials, you’ll be well on your way to being one with the fashion set, and these life lessons will transcend all those years of formal education in just five simple steps.

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