Credit: Shaun James Cox and the British Fashion Council

With London Fashion Week just around the corner, the PHOENIX team decided to curate and share our top 10 survival guide items that help us make it from Day 1 to Day 5 like a pro.

Prepare for the ever-changing and ever-baffling September weather this LFW with a trans-seasonal coat like this one from & Other Stories.

Draped Trench, & OTHER STORIES, £125 

Maria Nila’s Finishing spray is the perfect light yet strong hairspray which will keep your mane in perfect condition all day long so you don’t have to worry about flyaway hairs this fashion week.

Finishing Spray, MARIA NILA, £18.98

Blur out tired eyes, fine lines and pores with 3INA’s Matte & Smooth Primer. This miracle worker also adds a natural, radiant glow to skin whilst smoothing out your skin tone and providing a secure base for makeup.

Matte & Smooth Primer, 3INA, £12.95

We’re all guilty of a cheeky selfie at London Fashion Week so why not make sure it can be lit as well as a pro photographer? Lumee’s LED selfie case is the perfect partner to catching the best photos at Fashion Week and this rose gold shimmer shade keeps it on trend too.

Lighted Selfie iPhone 6 Case, LUMEE, £44.99

The final essential is your Fashion Week survival guide is a comfy, stylish and roomy bag for all your other essential items. The black mini Boopack has been spotted all over the streets of London this summer and is minimal enough to go with every single outfit you have planned for the week. Perfect1

Mini Backpack, BOOPACKS, £55 

When the PHOENIX team need a reliable yet beautifully designed British umbrella our first thought is always London Undercover and this geometric design will definitely get you on the hottest street style blogs.


Don’t forget a trusty notebook to keep all of your trend notes for the upcoming season’s key wardrobe and makeup purchases. We love this marble effect one from Studio Sarah.

Notebook, STUDIO SARAH, £14.95

London Fashion Week requires a lot of tweeting, instagramming, boomeranging and snapchatting which can quickly send your phone’s battery into the dreaded ‘red zone’. Don’t forget to pack a reliable portable charger that will keep your social media presence in tact like this adorable unicorn charger from Skinnydip.

Portable Charger, SKINNYDIP, £22

Nothing is more essential during London Fashion week than a stylish yet ultra-comfy pair of shoes to get you through the long day and crazy night. Our deputy editor swears by Rogues and we’re in love with this pair in particular.

Shoes, ROGUES, £179

The pressure of looking your very best at Fashion Week can only mean one thing, a very heavy and cumbersome makeup bag. Declutter and trust in charlotte tilbury’s instant Look Palette which is the perfect companion for a fabulous on-the-go touch up.

Instant Palette, CHARLOTTE TILBURY, £49

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