Travelling for business is both a pleasure and a headache. You are probably only gone for a few days at a time, and it’s difficult to know what to pack. The secret to styling yourself for a business trip is to pick practical clothes and accessories you can wear for many situations.
Pick An Easy to Do Hairstyle and Makeup Routine
When you’re travelling light and have a tight schedule, we advise finding a professional hairstyle that’s easy to do with limited products. You may not have the luxury of packing all of your usual products, so something like a classic french twist only needs some hair pins and hair spray. Dry shampoo is a must for travel and can help add texture and keep your hair feeling fresh on those busy days.
For make up, we recommend using a BB cream which is a great all in one for your base. For a business look we suggest keeping the focus on your eyes or lips. Red lipstick is striking and helps make you look put together with little effort.
Rock The Little Black Dress With A Twist
The classic is always in a business woman’s wardrobe, and it absolutely is essential on a business trip. We think it’s one of the best pieces to take you from day to night with a simple change of accessories. This crepe dress by Marni is great take on the classic little dress with satin neck scarf detail. The fit is flattering but not too close cut as to leave you feeling uncomfortable. If you need to travel whilst wearing your business outfit, we suggest finding a balance between style and comfort, with an emphasis on comfort.
Practical and Pretty Bag
Accessories complete your business outfit, but like your suitcase you need a bag that is practical too. We think this trunk leather shoulder bag by Marni is a perfect handbag for a business women, especially when travelling.
This bag has several internal compartments and is the perfect size for all business essentials such as notebook, planner, a small computer tablet, and your makeup. This bag has an adjustable strap which means you can have it as a shoulder bag, or cross bodybag.
Pick Your Shoes Carefully
Shoes, as much as we love them and need them in every style and colour, are heavy. We suggest finding a pair that can fit every occasion to save space and weight in your baggage. When travelling some business women choose to wear comfortable flat shoes that are also good for making a last minute sprint to the gate in.
For the more formal occasions something like these suede heel boots are perfect. They’re a good mix of professional yet informal with the boot structure. Peep toes are flattering, and if you love painted nails, show off your favourite colour. We think a bright red would be perfect with the dark blue suede.
To keep your clothes clean in your luggage you can put your shoes in your shower cap, or put them in a soft canvas bag.