Packing for vacation can be stressful enough – how many outfits will I need? What is the climate like? – Forget about preparing for a business trip. There are many factors you need to consider when on a work-related trip, ranging from the number of events you’re attending to their different dress codes (professionalism often extends to after-hours events as well). Are. Then, it’s a matter of finding the right suitcase – and fitting everything in it without ruining your workwear too much in the process.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
So, how do you best navigate the maze that is packing for a business trip? Let our team of experts be your guide…
Start with the right suitcase
By Felicity McGahan, Founder of Luggage Brand Nere
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“Although I have to travel a lot for work, the novelty and excitement of travel is still alive and well. I’ve learned a lot about packing through outfit-building, packing cubes, compartmentalized cosmetic cases — and an Apple tag in each bag. You have mastered the art of tracking. First and foremost, you need peace of mind, security and confidence in the suitcase you are using, because it is your work horse and travel companion. Story is our best-selling range, and our new carry-on in navy is ideal for short trips. For longer stays, we’ve just got a rose gold suitcase in the Cape collection, which is a super stylish option will be.”
Consider jewelery to complement the outfit
By Marisa Hordern, founder of jewelry brand Missoma
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“Jewelry is a must when traveling because it’s lightweight, easy to pack and has the ability to instantly upgrade any outfit. I love how many looks you can get from even a simple necklace – it Wear alone for a minimalist style or add to a thick chain, for example, for a more bold layered look. Talk about the value of packing space.
“If I had to pick one travel essential, it would be our Axiom Chain Necklace, which is a great everyday wear item that you can dress up or down. It’s one of our most versatile styles and I love There are so many ways to wear it: wearing it with a pendant necklace, pairing it with an Axiom bracelet to make the chain longer, or adding charms to personalize it.
“For me, too, a good hoop is like a great red lip or statement nail varnish, in that it always looks put together, no matter where you are in the world. If I want to make a statement, I like our Zenyu chandelier hoops. (an outfit repeated by Kate, Princess of Wales for official events) and our super light and seamless Hoop Air collection, if I need something for every day. No matter what the occasion, they’re the perfect finishing touch. are the ones that give me that extra bit of confidence, whether it’s for an important meeting or cocktail hour.
“My number one tip? Make sure your jewelery is stored in your hand luggage – even if the airline loses your case, you can always wear the accessories!”
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Pack a versatile capsule wardrobe…
By Meryl Chiche, founder of clothing brand Cesei
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“When I travel for work, I never check-in my luggage because I’m always afraid it will get lost. I always try to build a smart wardrobe that can last for several days, including Have pieces that are suitable for different occasions.
“I usually include two or three shirts, our Charve pants and Spencer jeans, plus a few perfectly cut cotton T-shirts. As for shoes, I usually try to keep it to two pairs: My favorite daytime sneakers (right now, I like Acne Studio’s N3W Ws) and more dressy options. I avoid bulky shoes, like high heels, because they take up too much space.
“Personally, I stay away from clothes that are too ‘recognizable’ and instead choose minimal clothes that I can wear with statement jewellery. At a business meeting, and in general, I like That people should focus on what I have to say – not on what I’m wearing. I like clothes to support my personality, not overpower. If I’m looking for an edit of modern, minimalist classics If I stick to it, I can create comfortable, elegant silhouettes that work for both professional and personal settings.”
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…but always include a classic shirt
By Danielle Windsor, founder of clothing brand Yite
“A high-quality shirt is essential for a hard-working wardrobe. Timeless and distinctive, our Boy Striped Shirt has quickly become a signature for us, and it features a boyfriend cut and drop back hem. These elements make it an incredible This makes it useful, as you can easily dress it up or down – it’s sleek enough for a meeting, but roomy enough to wear it for a flight. Our Puglia shirt offers a more classic fit. , but with well-thought-out details like long cuffs. It feels great wearing high-waisted trousers for the day, and then unbuttoning them with a shine of lipstick for the evening.
“I usually iron my clothes before traveling, fold them neatly and place them in a case and then hang everything up once I reach my destination. If you’re worried about folds, a hand Steamers can be lifesavers, and are light enough for hand luggage.”
Stock up on travel miniatures…
By Leanna Zaman, Boots Beauty Expert
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“I always like to use products I know and trust, whether I’m at home or out, and beauty miniatures are a perfect solution for that. Lots of brands offer miniature versions of popular favorite products. So you don’t have to compromise your beauty regimen while traveling. My favorites are Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm, Benefit Roller Lash Travel-Size Mini, and Briogeo Farewell Frizz Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray.
“If you’re going on a long-haul trip and are struggling for luggage space, the Boots Airport Click & Collect service is fantastic: simply order your favorite beauty products online and collect them airside once you’ve passed Pick up at the store. Security check. This is a great way to avoid liquid restrictions when traveling with only hand luggage.
“My hero product is the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream – it’s a must-have multi-tasker. You can use it to moisturize and repair dry skin and chapped lips, but also use it to set hair and brows or “Can also be used to hydrate nails and cuticles.”
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…or save space with multi-purpose makeup
Makeup artist by Lisa Eldridge
“I prefer to carry my normal routine with me rather than buying travel miniatures, so if you need to save suitcase space I would recommend investing in good quality travel containers that you’ll use again and again. Cadence The sets are great for this. I’ll also put all my skin care and massage tools in the mini bar fridge as soon as I touch down. On the actual flight, since the eye area is so delicate and sensitive to the cabin area and dehydration , you’ll want to stop any adverse effects in their tracks. I like the Dykes Forever Eye Masks, which are reusable.
“No matter the season, and where you’re traveling, you’ll still need daily sun protection. I love the Ultra Violet formulation, which also smells amazing. You can easily pack hybrid or multifunctional products to protect your Those who can streamline makeup bags earn a collection of them, like my Seamless Skin Foundation, which works as both foundation and concealer. Lipstick can also be used as a blush; I’m looking for an easy, vibrant I love mixing my True Velvet Lip Colors with my Elevated Glow Highlighter for shine.
“I will always prepare my daily vitamins a week before a trip, putting them in a portable pill box or organizer. Finally, as a makeup artist, I spend most of my day in all kinds of situations, with my Holding the right hand for a long time – as a result, there is a lot of tension around my shoulders and back. Therefore, packing my foam roller on work trips is a must for me – I keep it in my suitcase and pack I am taking care of the skin around it.”
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Don’t forget to think about your well-being too
By Sadie Frost, Amachra Health Retreat Partner
,I travel a lot for business and pleasure, and there’s often a wellness element involved as well. I have been traveling to Amchara Health Retreat in Gozo for several years as a client and have recently become a partner in this retreat, which means I have been flying between London and Malta a lot more than usual.
“Traveling is a wonderful privilege, but it can be very taxing on the body, especially with the changing time zones and weather conditions. I am especially used to carrying a lot of heavy bags with me when I go out somewhere. But there are certain things that I do to never travel without that help, that will keep me feeling fit and healthy.
“Altrient Liposomal Vitamin C Sachet keeps my immune system supported, especially on long-haul flights. I don’t want to pack an entire kitchen cupboard of supplement bottles in my bag, so I also stock up on The Elevator Sachet by Sisterly , which are multi-functional.
“I have been practicing yoga and meditation since the age of 15 and have recently qualified as a Jivamukti Yoga teacher. I find that morning meditation and light stretching, followed by Jivamukti chanting and more vigorous asana practice Helps. Keeps me balanced and focused when I’m somewhere new. If I can’t be bothered to take my yoga mat with me, I have to wipe whatever mat I find myself on. Love packing this natural antibacterial spray.”