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Coach bag, Esprit snake print neckerchief, suede gemstone belt, Very fine Dance Shoes fluorscent pink strappy sandals, Hermes collier de chien bangle, chain necklace and A Novo shirt dress (all own)

Do you hav a work trip on your to-do list? Read what to pack for a summer business trip to travel light, but have outfit choices for all kind of activities.

Contents
  1. The Challenge to Pack for a Summer Business Trip
  2. 5-Days Business Trip Packing List
  3. Summer Office Look of the Day
  4. Top of the World Style Linkup party No 215

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The Challenge to Pack for a Summer Business Trip

Dressing for the office in summer is often a challenge. It’s cool or even cold in the office due to the air condition while it’s hot outside. This combination is the perfect recipe for catching a cold. You are overheated and sweat and then enter a cool environment. Thus, you have to master summer layering for (healthy) stylish summer work style. Things become even trickier than summer office style, when you have to pack for a summer business trip.

Here you have to create a limited wardrobe. You have to look professional at a work meeting during the Dog Days when you live in a different climate zone than where the meeting takes place. This means you have to meet the dress code expectation for a professional meeting in an environment you have not been before. Furthermore, your wardrobe should also work for sight-seeing outfits, a reception or work lunch or dinner party plus a look for travel.

Furthermore, that capsule summer wardrobe has to fit in the carry-on baggage that fits in the overhead cabinets. Here is an ultimate packing list for a week-long summer business trip.

fashion blogger in olive shirt dress, pink belt and sandals, lilac bag

over 50 years old style blogger in military inspired dress, dance shoes walking along a mural

Style book author Nicole featuring a look on what to pack for a summer business trip

mature woman in business casual shirt dress summer office look

blogger Nicole of High Latitude style donning street wear in magenta, pink, and olive military inspired dress in front of a mural
Outfit details: Coach bag, Esprit snake print neckerchief, suede gemstone belt, Very fine Dance Shoes fluorscent pink strappy sandals, silver cuff, chain necklace and A Novo shirt dress (all own)

5-days business trip packing list

First chose a color palette and work around it. The easiest way to create the outfits for the week is to chose two neutrals and a fashion color. Then shop your closet for the best clothes for business travel

  • Underwear for 6-7 days as your flight could be canceled or in case you get diarrhea
  • Slip or half-slip when your dresses or skirt have no lining
  • 1 PJ
  • Your makeup and necessaries bag
  • All your medication
  • One pair of comfortable shoes for travel and sight-seeing
  • If your work dress code allows a pair of neutral color pumps (for rainy days) and a pair of neutral color heel sandals/open-toe pumps (for sunny days), otherwise two pairs of neutral color pumps that go with everything
  • A LBD that you can style for dinner as well as a meeting
  • 1 pair of dress pants or a skirt that can be styled up for a meeting and down for sightseeing and works with both fats and pumps
  • A (wrinkle-free) white button down to wear with the pants/skirt
  • 2 neutral color cardigans or a summer blazer and one cardigan in neutral colors
  • 4 wrinkle-free dresses. I made very good experiences with Karina Dresses
  • Summer trench coat for rainy days
  • 3-4 tops that work with the pants or skirt for sightseeing in the evenings
  • Accessories to style your looks: Pearl necklace, studs, casual earrings for sightseeing, casual necklace, statement necklace (dinner), feminine watch, 2 scarf, brooch, belt that works with dresses, skirt/pants, cocktail ring (dinner, reception)

 

packing list for summer business trip

Download a printable packing list.

Create a comfortable travel outfit like a pair of jeans, a top, the flat shoes and a blazer or the trench coat when you have time to change. Otherwise go for a wrinkle-free Samantha Brown designed travel dress with the trench coat or a cardigan.

Summer office look of the day

I wore this military trend inspired shirt dress for work. I styled it with accessories from the opposite side of the color wheel. Olive and pink are always a great color combination.

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fashion blogger in magenta, pink, lilac, olive colors summer business casual look
Coach bag, Esprit snake print neckerchief, suede gemstone belt, Very fine Dance Shoes fluorscent pink strappy sandals, Hermes collier de chien bangle, chain necklace and A Novo shirt dress (all own)

 

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Top of the World Style Linkup party No 215

Welcome to the 215th Top of the World Style linkup party! Great you are here. The awardees are:

Top of the World Style Winner Méldoy Jacob in an Ankara coat and jumpsuit
MÉLÒDÝ JACÒB of the blog with the same name became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

 

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Cheryl Shops

    I’m obsessed with those bright pink shoes—they’re so much fun!
    Cheryl Shops

  2. Linda Cassidy

    great packing guide. and awesome sandals

  3. stinedurfdl

    Those sandals are seriously gorgeous!
    Debbie

  4. This is such a great packing list and would all fit on a carry on bag! I love those vibrant pink heels, so pretty with the green dress.

    Carrie

  5. Chrissy Rowden

    Nicole, you always have informative and helpful posts. I’ll be saving this one for the next time I’m taking a trip!

  6. shelbeeontheedge1

    Nicole, I love this military inspired dress and those pink sandals are amazing! Thanks for the packing tips. I am the worst over-packer on the planet so I can use all the tips I can get!

    Shelbee

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