My first overnight work trip has been and gone. Leading up to it the question of what to pack arose. In my previous post Order of Business – Comfortable Shoes I spoke about the need for shoes that would enable me to have pain free feet.
That dilemma was solved very successfully with the purchase of a pair of FRANKiE4 ELLiE.
So the next crisis was what to pack.
It was a completely different brief to my normal travel packing as there will be no need for fancy clothes. Practicality was a must and for me that means jeans.
13 piece Capsule work travel wardrobe
- 3 pairs jeans – this could be cut to 1 or 2 but I like variety
- 1 jacket
- 3 t-shirts
- 2 scarfs
- 1 shirt
- 1 pair of shoes
- 1 handbag
I have tried to do practicality with a touch of style. Below are my 3 days of styled outfits from the above list.
NOTE: I had to learn to use a selfie stick for outfit photo’s – please excuse the quality I need more practice.
Now I have to say I did cheat a little bit. I had a couple of hours to spare when I first arrived in Sydney, now the only option for a girl like me is to go shopping.
I found a fabulous sleeveless trench from Zara and choose to add this to one of my planned outfits. See my blog post on the sleeveless trench – a must have summer essential.
The handbag chosen is an Oroton hobo tan bag – large enough to carry everything needed while out and about and the tan colour is versatile and will go with all three outfits. Fortuna Large Hobo bag currently on sale for $238.00
The first day included a very early morning and a plane trip. As I will not be meeting any potential customers I can afford to be a bit more relaxed in my outfit choices. Also today will involve unpacking a container box and setting up a stand – so dark colours a must.
First day of expo: time to meet and greet. No unpacking or setting up a stand needed today so I thought I would break out my new Zara sleeveless trench.
Last day – after a full day on the stand it was time to pack up and go home. Now I decided to wear my Seed Heritage distressed white jeans. I may have lived to regret this but I like to live life on the edge. I’m glad to report I did manage to keep my white jeans white!
There is no photographic proof of this as by the time we had finally packed up it was time to go to the airport, exhaustion had set in and I was not in the mood to take a photo.