Business Trip? What To Pack To Make A Statement, And Be The Week Long Boss Babe
If you’ve already nailed packing for vacation, the next level of difficulty up the scale is mastering packing for a business event, like a convention. I know you already have the “business-y” part of business-casual down, but what special items can you add to spice up your look?
There is so much pressure involved with choosing the right looks that will set you apart from everyone there to do the same things as you.
You may have a lot of questions going through your mind. “How dressy should I be?” “What is a good ‘casual’ outfit?” “Are people going to remember what I wore?” “Do I have to buy all new things?” “What items should I be investing in?”
I’ve got you covered on 5 different occasions you may come across during an upcoming convention or school trip, and have set up some outfit formulas to start from, to prepare you.
The First Night
Tip: Embracing Statement Jewelry
You’ll need to stand out at the first event, and the piece that everyone will remember will be statement jewelry. You need to be the girl with the fun earrings that everyone remembers, so that every day throughout the week they will remember that you pulled off the coolest pieces with the red lip!
Tip: Meaningful pieces, not just one dress
You’ve been planning outfits for weeks in advance and now you’re finding out that you’re going to be making a presentation? In front of everyone? First thing that comes to my mind is that all eyes will be on you. This means that you have to have a meaningful outfit that shows you put pieces together. Get creative and work with different layers and eclectic jewelry that make it look like you can style yourself in your sleep.
Tip: Recycle pieces throughout the trip
For casual or travel days, you’ll want to find a balance between ultra casual-comfy and being a little too dressed up. Make sure that you have a pair of jeans or high-level leggings on hand. This is a great time to plan on wearing pieces that you’ve packed that aren’t necessarily statements. This includes turtlenecks, jeans, hoops, or a pair of flats that would easily be re-worn while still flying under the radar.
Tip: Mix and Match Old and New
Whether you’re going to a convention for a clothing brand or any other company, for a cocktail situation you need to vary your pieces from old to new. Whether this means pulling some old pieces out of your closet or checking out Poshmark, having something tired and true will look a lot better for your wallet instead of buying a whole new wardrobe.
The Final Event
Tip: Combine High and Low
The last night is where everyone is saying final goodbyes, which means this is the last chance to leave your best impression. The trick you need to test is combining high and low pieces. I’m not talking about spending hundreds on super expensive things, but you should prepare to pair a sophisticated midi dress with something more casual like a jean jacket to be ready in case you were the only one who got the “formal” dress code memo.
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