Smart packing is essential if you want a hassle-free trip. So in this article, we will show you some business trip packing tips that will make your trip a less stressful experience.
Welcome to another edition of Lady Koachman Fashion & Style Guide series.
As some of you already know, every once in a while we publish some fashion and style guide articles for ladies to inspire our female readers on how to do well, live well and (well…at least) look their best.
This article is for every lady who loves to travel but finds it a stressful experience due to the hassle of packing for trips.
Let’s face it … 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!
How To Pack Light And Smarten Up Your Business Trip
First, figure out exactly what you need to take…
If you have a casual dinner event or dinner party, consider bringing an outfit that can go from day to night with just a few adjustments.
In this way, you are packing fewer clothes. Instead of bringing multiple pieces or outfit sets that will work for both your day look and your evening (dinner) look during your duration of your trip, you are using one item and wearing it two different ways.
PS: For guys, a good option is taking several ties of different patterns and colors to match your shirt (in plain colors). And the look becomes a stylish one … one day at a time!
Let’s say you are done with meetings or work during the day. When going out for drinks that evening, remove your coat, add a pop of color to the day outfit with matching shoes and a belt or a dressy silk scarf.
Et voilà ! one look, two ways! Saves a bit of space in your bag!
For relaxation, gym or sports:
Don’t forget about downtime when you are away also. Working out is the best stress reliever after all.
If you are a gym bunny, then a good idea is to pack some work out gear. They are usually light and can be easily tucked into your traveling bag.
And if you intend having a swim in a pool for relaxation perhaps at your hotel, pack your swimsuit as well. 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.
For the trip itself (to and fro)…I would recommend wearing a jumpsuit.
Jumpsuits are the ultimate in effortless style. Quick to put on and the chicest two-in-one piece to wear when traveling, no matter your style or shape. They come in different styles, and in terms of fabric choice and design, some are styled with western fabrics and they can also be designed with stylish African prints.
They are a great one-piece item to pack in, as they take up very little space and look totally stylish and 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.
For long trips, wear with a pair of flats or nice sandals to give your feet and easy time too! You never want to wear your leather shoes or high heels from morning till night, right? Except, of course, it’s a very short trip.
Nearly there, the final point is …Don’t forget the handbag.
If you pick the right one, then one is all you will need, the trick is…go for a neutral color which will match whatever you wear. Asides black, light tan is a versatile handbag color that will go with almost anything.
I know, right? Amazing, and screams…I am a strong, confident 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!!
I’m sure you have learned a few tips on how to smarten up your business trip and make your business trip packing hassle-free.
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Kobi O. Mbagwu (Mr. Kobi)
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