How a Style Expert Packs for a Business Trip
Blogger Jasmine Ricks shares her eight go-to travel outfits—all of which fit comfortably in a carry-on.
What I packed to create 8 outfits:
- The Langley bomber
- The Delaney joggers
- The Butler sweater
- The Milo jeans
- 2 tanks (the Paige in black & ivory)
- 2 matching suits (the Yiyan jacket + Foster pant in black & the Yiyan jacket + Cobble Hill skirt in camel)
- Low-heeled slingbacks (similar to the Irene)
- Sneakers (similar to the Koio capri)
- Work/laptop bag
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Outfit #1: Airport Look
My personal go-to airport outfit is an all-black look—and you can’t go wrong with a comfy pair of joggers. I also make sure to always wear a jacket/layering piece, since the plane tends to be cold. The Langley bomber can double as a chic layering piece during the trip.
Outfit #2: Work Event Day 1
This is one of the most gorgeous suits I own, and it’s perfect to pack if you’re in need of a sharp business professional outfit. If your work event requires less formal wear, you can easily switch out the pieces for mis-matched suiting separates or more casual items (i.e. jeans or a cardigan).
Outfit #4: Work Event Day 2
If you’re going to be on your feet all day or your event requires lots of walking, a clean, minimal white sneaker is a great professional shoe option (that also doubles as your off-duty shoe!). I recommend dressing up your sneakers by pairing them with at least one suiting piece (blazer or trousers) to balance the more casual style of the shoe.
Outfit #5: Dinner/Happy Hour
You may notice that I’ve been wearing these tanks on repeat—and that’s because they’re the perfect elevated staples for styling! The Paige is a minimalist piece, which makes it easy to layer with or wear alone. For a more casual dinner/happy hour outfit, you could instead go with a pair of jeans and some statement jewelry.
Outfit #7: Casual Outfit for Exploring the City
Packing light is all about focusing on versatile pieces—and here, I’ve dressed down the pieces that were previously dressed up. I love that these Foster pants have an adjustable hem and are a perfect balance between professional and casual.
Outfit #8: Return Flight Home
As long as my flight home isn’t too early in the day, I like to spend some time sightseeing before I head to the airport. My trusty Paige tank and Delaney joggers are chic enough to wear around the city or out to lunch—and so comfortable, I might even be able to fall asleep on the plane.