Certainly, the only thing I love more than food is travel. There’s just something surreal about waking up in a new setting, being exposed to a new culture, tasting food you can’t even pronounce, and finding yourself in a crowd that speaks a foreign language. All these go to show just how amazing this world is. Equally amazing is what to wear when traveling as that’s vital to your overall travel experience.
Although traveling for pleasure and traveling for business are two different things, the latter can sometimes be a real pain. You arrive at states or countries you’ve always wanted to explore, but find yourself without any time to actually ‘see’ due to back-to-back meetings. Don’t even get me started on the sartorial nightmare. Not only will you need to pack all of your work essentials — including important documents, your laptop, tablet — you’ll also need to take enough clothes to cover both that lunch meeting and a round of drinks with a client in the evening.
In order to make your business travelling experince a lot better, we’ve curated this easy guide to traveling in style. Of course, this also covers what you’ll be wearing while travelling as well as essential items. With this guide, you’ll sure look like the businessman and ‘zaddy‘ you are. A win-win situation if you ask me.
Check out this easy guide on what to wear when travelling like a true style star…
#1. Wear a blazer/coat
Since you’ll most likely need at least one suit while you’re away, it’s worth wearing the blazer (and any coat you decide to take) when traveling. Doing so keeps you looking sharp and prevents folds and wrinkles that come with having it packed in luggage.
#2. Wear slip-on shoes
When traveling by air, you sure do not want to go through the stress of undoing and retying laces at security. So, a nice pair of slip-on footwear saves you hassle at the metal detector when taking them off. In addition, putting them back on is really simple you’ll be glad chose them.
#3. Opt for a functional luggage
Get wheeled luggage that’s small enough to qualify as a ‘carry-on.’ The best part is, wheels just make life much easier, especially when wearing a suit. There’ll be no need to be burdened by carrying regular luggage and still managing to keep your other stuff together.
#5. Pack wardrobe classics
Prioritize classics and versatile pieces like shirts, plain pants, and denim as they will keep your luggage as light as possible. In addition, they also enable you to pull together outfits for any on or off-duty occasion that may arise. Hence, you may want to stick to neutral colors for the most part. Colors like grey, navy, white, black and a little brown. It’s super easy to pair these shades.
#5. Finish off right
As a businessman, you know the value of attention to detail. It’s no news that a slight oversight can cripple an entire project, so make sure you put the same attention into your wardrobe. When traveling, ensure you pack important accessories like a wristwatch, cufflinks, and sunglasses. This helps to finish off your look right and you also come off as coordinated. Also, fragrances work wonders, don’t forget to take your favorite. Certainly, those you’ll be meeting will know doing business with you is the smart choice.
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