Tips on Packing for a Business Trip
Business travel is already fraught with important details, timelines and goals. Simplifying business travel can be as easy as reimaging your wardrobe, however. Traveling well starts with functional-yet-fashionable pieces that allow you to focus on your priorities. We recommend taking a minimized version of your existing wardrobe when you’re on the road so you don’t have to compromise your preferred aesthetic. Here are some of our best tips for women’s travel clothing.
- Versatile, neutral colors. With a mix of neutral colors like black, navy, grey and white, mixing and matching tops and bottoms should be easy. Avoid fussy fabrics that will wrinkle in your suitcase and require ironing (and valuable time). Look for a combination of clothes that you know you will feel comfortable in and that make you confident for whatever the day may hold, however long that day is. Citrine Grey’s Clara Pant, a high-waisted style with shape-flattering tummy control, plus a sleek and stylish straight-leg design, is one of our favorites. You can unzip the pants for a flared look after business hours. Choose from classic colors like black, navy and white, and pair with any of our shirts and even the matching The Clara Blazer for a polished look.
- Wrinkle-resistant clothing. When the occasion calls for a step-out style, you’ll want something sophisticated yet versatile and comfortable, in case you find yourself going from business meeting to dinner without the chance to change. The Marlowe Skirt is a good choice. This best-selling high-waisted pencil skirt comes in navy, black and creme lace with nude lining, and it hugs your curves with built-in tummy control. The spandex material is so comfortable you will not mind wearing it all day. The Blake Skirt is another versatile lace pencil skirt that travels well. This curve-enhancing skirt is made of four-way stretch material so you will not want to take it off. Choose from black, navy, or creme lace.
- Mix-and-match blazers. Take along a couple neutral-colored blazers to complete your look. You can slip them on before important meetings and take them off before a night on the town, or wear them with jeans and a short-sleeved shirt for a polished casual look. Our Clara Blazer pairs perfectly with the Clara Pant, but it’s also great with a pair of high-waisted jeans or pencil skirt. The stretch fabric is highly wearable and wrinkle resistant so it can be rolled in your suitcase. The inside pockets make it easy to carry credit cards, lipstick or a cell phone when it’s a hassle to carry a purse. Check out this sleek jacket in black, navy or white.
- Feminine but professional tops. Choose a few tops that mix and match with your other wardrobe items. Again by sticking to a neutral palette, each item can be switched out depending on the days events. You can pair them with blazers for meetings or wear them solo for more casual settings. Citrine Grey’s Panama Blouse is a versatile, flattering match with skirts or pants. This piece sports a cute neckline that’s great for professional meetings as well as a night on the town. Pair it with a blazer for an extra polished look or pair it with jeans for a chic outfit. Another great choice of ours is the Addison Blouse. Style this fashionable blouse in any of three ways: tied in the front, tied in the back or free flowing. The white, stretch satin material and classic design of this piece make it a great partner for any of our skirts or pants.
Travel clothing for women can be versatile and fashionable without being another chore. Simply choose key pieces that travel well, mix and match together through a consistent color palette, and most importantly, you feel beautiful in. That way, you’ll be ready for business meetings or a night on the town without having to worry about what you’re wearing.