• NYC airports are among the busiest in the world. Most of the major airlines fly there. If you need to travel into NYC for NYFW, then plan ahead to take advantage of economical airfare. I do this all the time and never spend more than $200 for a nonstop flight to LaGuardia Airport. Not sure where to begin? The tips in this article, which include the best days to travel, will help get you started.

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  • If you're not lucky enough to have a friend's couch to crash on while in NYC, then you'll likely spend most of your budget on your accommodations. Luckily, there are ways to cut costs: For starters, you can bunk with friends in order to split the cost of a hotel. Also, if you're a digital influencer, you can negotiate free or reduced-rate stays in exchange for promotion. Plan ahead, though.

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  • Last fall, one of my girlfriends spent over $500 on Uber fees during her NYFW trip. Don't let NYC transportation intimidate you into overspending just to get around. With a little planning, you can travel affordably. Our smartphones make it super-easy to travel via the subway. Also, did you know that a weekly, unlimited-ride MetroCard is only $31?

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  • Stand out in style. During NYFW, there's as much fashion ingenuity off the runways as there is on the runways. Worried you won't stand out without adorning yourself in pricey designer styles? Here are 14 ways to step up your street-style game on a budget.

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  • Baggage fees. Lost luggage hassles. Who has the time? Plan your NYFW looks ahead of your trip so that you can minimize your luggage and the cost of bringing multiple bags. You may even be able to get by with a carry-on. If you've never packed light, trust me, it's easier than you think.

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  • Have lots of free fun. There are a number of amazing beauty and fashion events around NYFW that are free and open to everyone. Plan to get a complimentary makeover, sample the latest beauty must-haves, and receive brand swag bags. This article gives you access to the best free events around NYFW.

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