11 Things to Always Pack on a Business Trip – M & S
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11 Things to Always Pack on a Business Trip


Packing for a business trip is arguably one of the most daunting feats as a working woman. When you’re combining both the difficult tasks of keeping your bag light as well as maintaining a work-appropriate (albeit chic) wardrobe, it can make anticipating the upcoming trip all the more stressful. So how exactly does one prepare accordingly?

When you’re traveling with co-workers, attending meetings throughout the day, and getting drinks with clients and colleagues at night, determining which parts of your closet you need to pack into your carry-on is easier said than done. Not to mention that you’re representing the company while you’re away.

To take away any travel anxieties, we’ve found it best to create a capsule wardrobe featuring pieces that can be worn on their own as well as with each other. From wide-leg trouser pants and a tailored blazer to comfortable heels, these pieces will keep you looking fresh, polished and most importantly professional. Check out our business trip essentials now.

A white trench coat is so unexpected for spring. For those nights out getting drinks with your colleagues, this will instantly pull your look together. Available in sizes IT 36 to IT 44.
Whether you're heading into a business meeting or grabbing brunch with your coworkers, this sweater will make you put together no matter what it's paired with. Available in sizes L to XXXL.
You're going to need a bag large enough to carry everything from your cell phone and iPad to important paperwork.
A pair of high-waisted trousers instantly give you a power-dressing vibe. Wear these with a button-down shirt and a blazer on top. Available in sizes 0 to 10.
If you're on a business trip that requires long hours commuting from place to place, a light and comfortable tee will be perfect for wearing on its own or layering underneath another blouse. Available in sizes XXS to L.
A structured dress is always a great and simple outfit to pull together for a business trip, especially when you're packing on the lighter side and don't have too much time to think through your outfits. This pastel pink one from Tibi is perfect for spring. Available in sizes 0 to 12.
When you're doing business, is there anything better than a silk blouse to keep your look elegant and professional? This blouse with a bow detail is playful while remaining professional. Available in sizes XS to L.
On a business trip, you might be going from plane to office in one swoop. A pair of chic flats will allow you to walk all day long while also still looking put together. Available in sizes 6 to 11.
A blazer is the perfect item to instantly heighten your ensemble an incredibly professional level. Wear it with a pair of wide-leg trousers or a skirt to keep from looking too stuffy. Available in sizes 00 to 8.
If you're standing all day giving presentations, comfortable heels are a must when flats are too casual for the occasion. Kitten heels are a great alternative to pumps when you need something a little more formal than a pair of flats. Available in sizes 35 to 41.
There's nothing like a pair of classic black trousers to create a business casual look. Crisp and streamlined, anything paired wth these will be ready for a meeting. Available in sizes 2 to 26W.

Next time you have a business trip in the books, keep these pieces in mind. You can spend less time packing and instead focus on the traveling ahead!

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