Have Dress: Will Travel

Posted September 26, 2011 by Marcy Twete in Building Your Brand
Working a job that required a phenomenal amount of travel, I had to think strategically about what clothes I might take with me on a plane. I’ve gotten the “tips for business travel” from many female colleagues and websites and here’s what I’ve discovered:

  • Never check baggage – you’ll run the risk of it being lost and being stuck in your “plane clothes” all the next day.
  • Wrinkle free is key – who wants to use a cruddy hotel iron?
  • Sleeves! – you never know what kind of rooms you’ll be stuck sitting in, but chances are they’ll be cold instead of warm. Wear something with sleeves or bring a jacket to ensure you have options

Here’s what I’ll be putting in my suitcase. Not suits, dresses – wrinkle free, comfortable and professional.

I’ve had my eye on this Suzi Chin dress for a few weeks now. At $159, I wasn’t sold, but it’s on sale at Macy’s for $111 so I ordered it yesterday – hoping it gets here before my flight leaves!

I’ve had this beautiful Calvin Klein dress in my closet for a while. It’s my go-to “there’s a client in the office” dress. It’s Calvin Klein at Nordstrom for $98.

This one, I might just order today. What a beautifully professional look, while still bringing some color and sass to the ensemble. Maggy London at Nordstrom for $138.


About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."