How to Pack for a Business Conference
It is not only exciting, but easy, to pack for vacations. Just throw in some swimsuits, t-shirts and stowing your flip flops can get you ready for the leisure days ahead. But when it comes to packing for business conference, it is often difficult to decide what to bring and what to avoid. It’s a good idea to try everything before you pack it to make sure it is good to go. Choose clothes that will go with pretty much everything. Pick synthetic over cotton since they aren’t prone to wrinkles and are more breathable. Also be mindful to choose pieces that go well with the style and culture of the conference.
Here are 11 tips to help you pack for business trip in a way that is sleek and sophisticated yet with an element of corporate style.
1. Clothes that you choose to carry should be comfortable and help you look good and feel confident. Ensure that the clothes fit properly too, so you won’t have to tug at them to stay in place.
2. Invest in high-quality cloths that you can wear over and over.
3. Solid, neutral colors are evergreen and they are always going to stay in style. If you are not sure what cloth looks good on you, take help from sales clerk.
4. A prefect length of a skirt is just above the knee or just below.
5. Anything that you ever considered wearing to a club should be avoided.
6. Follow these tricks to tone down a questionably too-sexy outfit:
Opaque or dark tights instead of bare legs.
Wear flats instead of heels.
Wear cardigan or blazer over a fitted top or exposed shoulders.
Dress that is appropriate to your age and level of experience.
7. Before you start packing, try out every combination to check what you should be packing.
8. Pack group of cloths that are in a similar color family, so that you can wear them interchangeably.
9. Pack extra tops and under-things for incase should there be need to change partway through the day. For example what if you decide to do sightseeing or socializing after the conference.
10. The shoes you carry should be comfortable.
11. Don’t forget to carry a cardigan, in case the venue’s AC is blasting.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: RICA ELYSEE
I recently left my career as a Development Executive for a national organization dedicated to educating African American men and their families about prostate cancer. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Women Studies. I’ve served as the Development guru implementing the unique strategy of listening to donors at the outset to develop Nurses Care for Haitian Children and the Prescott Area Women’s Shelter. I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of BeautyLynk, Owner of Boston Naturals and Editorial Director for Amour Creole Magazine. I’ve serviced clients such as the International Association for Human Values, Athletic Kids Association in San Diego, and Nurses Care for Haitian Children.