Ask a Stylist: What Should I Pack for a Six-day Business Trip?
Customer question: Help! I’m going on a six-day business trip with just a carry-on. What should I pack?
MM.LaFleur stylist Casey says: When you travel for a business trip, it’s all about getting the most outfits out of the fewest pieces—without compromising your style. Choose items that are comfortable, that pack well (i.e., wrinkle-resistant), and that can be easily mixed-and-matched. Here is my go-to list: six core pieces, six days.
A – Lydia Dress
B – Morandi Sweater
C – Dietrich Jacket
D – Winfrey Top
E – Thatcher Shirt
F – Soho Skirt
Day 1: B + D + F
Hop on the plane in a soft jersey top and matching skirt that will still look fresh after a long flight. Even better: Pair them with a sweater that triples as a jacket and blanket.
Day 2: A + C
Let them make no mistake: You’ve arrived. Spring into action in a power jacket and versatile dress that set a purposeful tone for the week ahead.
Day 3: D + F + Scarf
Ease into day three in an outrageously comfortable skirt and matching top (hello, Italian jersey). Top off the look with a classy silk scarf.
Day 4: C + E + F
Ready to close that deal? Step up your sartorial game with a silky blouse, stretchy skirt, and a sharp jacket.
Day 5: A + Scarf + Belt
Treat your clients (or hey, yourself) to dinner in a sophisticated sheath dress with a silk scarf and belt worn in an unexpected way.
Day 6: B + E + F
Breeze through your final breakfast meeting in a professional shirt and easy skirt. Then throw on a comfy sweater when you head to the airport.
Shop Casey’s complete packing list here.
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