We’ll let you in on a secret to packing for a business trip: double-purpose items.
Double-purpose items will not only save you luggage space – it’ll give you peace of mind too! Figuring out what to bring to a business trip is no easy task… Should you pack for after 5 activities and possible team night outs? Which accessories should you bring? How many pairs of shoes will be best? All of these can be solved by packing items that can take you from 9 to after 5.
Check out our business trip fashion checklist, featuring items from Nordstrom. Click on the photos to shop.
Pack at least 2 sets to wear during the highlights of your business trip. Are you presenting or meeting with a VIP during the trip? If yes, then showing up in a decent suit is only proper. Don’t forget to pack both pants and skirt to give you more options.
Halogen® Mélange Pattern Suit Jacket
Halogen® ‘Darling Dot’ Suit Jacket
A good dress can take you from sun up to sun down and those dresses are what you need to pack for your business trip.
Pink Tartan ‘Alvina’ Print Panel Fit & Flare Dress
Stick to hues and prints that are pleasing to the eye, avoiding overly bright colors and complicated prints. Do that and your dresses are sure impress colleagues during the day and new acquaintances during the night, without the need for an outfit change.
Tahari Belted Dot Print Fit & Flare Dress
You might be thinking, “What? Jumpsuits on a business trip?” But the truth is, jumpsuits can transform to fashionable work outfits if you wear coats or jackets over them. Some are even good to wear on their own!
Vince Camuto Embellished Crepe Jumpsuit
Catherine Catherine Malandrino ‘Sadie’ Crop-Leg Jumpsuit
Look for a jacket that’s versatile enough to be used during formal business events and also during eat-outs with friends and officemates.
Topshop ‘Poppy’ Double Collar Blazer
kensie Stretch Crepe Blazer
Choose a bag that will match most of the outfits you packed for your business trip.
Kate Spade New York ‘Cedar Street – Maise’ Satchel
MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Large Hamilton’ Saffiano Leather Tote
A comfortable pair of pumps will be your new best friend throughout the business trip, so pick the best pair! As usual, go with neutral-colored pumps to ensure that your shoes match most of your outfits.
Steve Madden ‘Proto’ Pointy Toe Pump
Jessica Simpson ‘Claudette’ Pump
For any emergency, or when you just want to take a quick stroll to somewhere after work hours, don’t forget to pack a pair of flat shoes.
Vince Camuto ‘Ellen’ Flat
Cole Haan ‘Tali’ Bow Ballet Flat
Last but not the least, pack your favorite accessories and make sure they complement each other and your outfits, of course!
David Yurman ‘Crossover’ Pendant Necklace with Diamonds
David Yurman ‘Crossover’ Narrow Ring
Tory Burch ‘Tory’ Small Round Bracelet Watch
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