Packing for a business trip can sometimes be a very rushed affair. You need to be practical but also fast and you need to be sure not to skip any essential travelling items in the process of packing. For the specific purpose of business trips it is a good idea to have one or two suits that are understated but smart. With one or two suits – depending on the duration of the trip – you can quite effectively mix and match your shirts and ties to create a range of different looks and styles. Shirts and ties take a lot less packing space than full suits do and so by having a basic black or navy suit you can make your suits stretch into any number of different styles by making little and conscientious changes.
It is vital to learn to mix and match your clothing – this is something you need to keep in mind when buying your clothing too. An ideal suit can be matched with a wide range of shirt styles and colors, be sure to have a range of shirts from the classic crisp white to brighter and pastel colors. To add changes to shirts you can mix and match the ties that you combine with each shirt as well. Slightly subtler, but just as significant changes include a few sets of cufflinks that you can swap between shirt cuffs to create new and fresh looks.
Another aspect to consider when going on a business trip is that you are not likely to be wearing a suit all of the time. But just in case you run into a colleague or business partner when you are not wearing a formal suit you still need to be able to look smart while keeping it casual. A great way to do this is to keep wearing collared shirt but t o lose the tie and maybe take with a pair of jeans to wear outside of the business meetings.
When it comes to business the impressions you give count for a lot and so by paying attention to the details of your outfit and by being able to look good even when you are away from the comforts of home you will be able to show that you are somebody who is in control and able to handle varying circumstances. When packing for the business trips remember to double check from head to toe that you have packed all that you need. If it will make your packing easier write out a list of the all the things you will need to take with you before you actually need to pack. This will help to make sure that you have all the basic necessities covered and you will be less likely to forget anything behind. Also remember not to over pack, if you are going away for just a couple of days you really only need one pair of shoes, two suits and a shirt or two for each day.