Travelling for work can be a stressful experience, trips to the airport, meetings, schedules etc. can take their toll. But perhaps the hardest part of the whole trip is the wardrobe choices. Odds are on your trip you need to meet with people, attend events, dinners and other meets and greet, therefore you constantly need to look the part. However, you don’t want to be carrying a lot of luggage with you, so you need to find the balance and bring a small number of key pieces that will get you through any eventuality.
Here are a few tips to make your packing (at least!) stress free!
First, figure out exactly what you need to take…if you have a dinner event, consider bringing an outfit that can go from day to night with just a few adjustments. Therefore, you are packing less clothes, instead you are using one item and wearing it two different ways. For example, taking several ties of different patterns and colors to match your shirt is a good choice. For business women, you can also try to cover your day dress with an eye catching coat. Which is quite risqué, but in a good way!
And the look becomes a stylish day time one!
Then, when you are going out for dinner or drinks that evening, remove your coat, flash your elegant dress(or your nice silk shirt), better add in a pop of color with matching shoes or a dressy silk scarf.
Eh voila, one look, two ways! Saves a bit of space in your bag!
Don’t forget about down time when you are away also. If you are a gym bunny, then a good idea is to pack some work out gear or perhaps a swimsuit. Easy to fit in as they take up very little space and may be a welcome addition to your trip if the work part gets a bit too much. Working out is the best stress reliever after all.
Gorgeous, and while conservative enough for a work trip, still says that you’ve got personality, plus, on trend!
For traveling, I would recommend a jumpsuit. Now, don’t be afraid, jumpsuits have come a long way since Charlies Angels and are now a comfortable and accessible piece of clothing, no matter what your style or shape. They are a great one-piece item to pack in, as they take up very little space and look amazing. Great for the trip there and back because you look both smart and professional but also you can move around easily and feel relaxed.
Wear with a pair of flats to give your feet and easy time too! You never want wear your leather shoes or height heels from morning till night, right?
Nearly there, the final point is don’t forget the handbag. If you pick the right one, then one is all you will need, trick is…go for a neutral color which will match whatever you wear…light tan is a winner.
I know, right? Amazing, and screams…I am a strong, confident businessman/woman with style AND substance.
Oh…nearly forgot, top tip! When packing, roll up your clothes: this double edged sword means you will fit more in your bag and remove the risk of creased clothes….you’re welcome!!