While I’m the biggest proponent of wearing what you want, all of that advice goes out the window when it comes to fashion week. But before you pull out your pitch-forks, hear me out:
As a plus-size editor with a (somewhat!) eclectic sense of personal style, it’s easier for me to browse my closet for some jaw-dropping eye candy-filled outfits than think about what’s sensible to wear running up and down city blocks as I make my way to different fashion shows. After 5 seasons of putting my body and feet through torture in pursuit of the coolest, chicest street style photographer-worthy outfit, I’ve come to realize it’s not the way to live. Yes, you can still look cool *and* be comfortable. Who would have thought?!
Naturally, being above standard sizing comes with its sartorial challenges year-round, but especially during fashion week where it’s easy to feel like you have to look impeccable at all times. Although the fashion industry has tremendous leaps and bounds it needs to reckon with before becoming inclusive for everyone, I’ve perfected my fashion week outfit formula down to a science—ensuring maximum comfort and style throughout days of shows on end.
Whether you’re an editor heading to Seoul Fashion Week (me, this year!) or a fashion student sneaking your way into shows (also me, a few years ago!), these plus-size outfit essentials are must-haves if you’re making your way throughout a fashion circuit. Inclusive shopping and swoon-worthy finds, ahead.