For those of you who travel for work, the importance if using versatile items is imparitive versus vacation traveling, where over packing is okay because your husband will lug your 3 50lb bags up the stairs for you. So, I am passing on my work travel packing knowledge for all those new traveling career gals. Without further delay, the packing list for a summer business trips.
So, most of my trips are 3-4 days and business by day/ casual by night. As always, you want to fit ALL items, including lap top into 1 carry on bag. This time around was more difficulty factoring in work out gear, because I usually don’t travel with it, but need to get healthier again, hence the additions.
1- Comfy travel cloths, that are light fabrics. No bulky clothes…EVER!
2 – Acceptable casual clothing. This includes jeans and a structured tee ( you have seen before).
3- Professional clothing. The key here is to stay neutral, so you can reuse pieces multiple days. I tend to like blacks, whites, nudes and greys. I really appreciate a dress for the most formal of meetings, and it takes care of a whole outfit in one piece. In addition for this trip I chose black Capri pants ( hello it’s HOT!), a black silky blouse, a white silky blouse and a black dress. Silky blouses are my jam. They don’t take up much space, they don’t wrinkle and they can double for casual wear.
4- Workout gear/ PJs. These are one in the same for me, just add some sports bras. Again, loose fitting and unstructured. Remember…limited space.
5 – Shoes. 4 pairs. 1 sandel, 1flat, 1 heel and workout shoes. Boom- done!
6- Accessories. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, the rule of 5. No more than 5! This time around I chose a structured bag (also my small personal item, which can accommodate a lap top, phone , 2 iPads( 1 work, 1 pleasure) , passport, planner and makeup. Then…3 necklaces and a killer pair of sunglasses.
Below, is the daily outfit breakdown.
Hope this helps you traveling gals, and looking forward to the vacation packing list coming up soon! 🙂 Now, if I could only get my status on American Airlines!!