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Summer Business Travel: 3 Ways to Stay Cool and Look Chic

Posted July 24, 2013 by Michele Cocouture in Building Your Brand
Summer Business Travel
Left to Right:  1)  Jacket – River Island, Blouse – Andrew Gn, Pants – Pied a Terre, Sandals – Saks, Suitcase – Tumi 2)  Blazer – Stella McCartney, Blouse – Topshop, Skirt – J.Crew, Tote – Michael Kors, IPad Case – Marc by Marc Jacobs,  Flats – Tory Burch 3)  Dress – Tory Burch, Laptop Bag – McKlein, Wedges – Kors by Michael Kors, Sunglasses – Linda Farrow

It’s Summer and school may be out but work is still in full force.  As the temperature rises outside, how do you dress for business travel without looking like you are going to the beach?  As a road warrior for the majority of my career, here are three tried and tested ways to stay cool and still look professional:
1)  Keep it simple:  this black and white look is polished and sophisticated.  A sleeveless top is great under a blazer.  Try an ankle length pant to keep you cool and if the flats do not work for your meeting, you can always change into a pair of black pumps.
2)  Cotton:  nothing is easier to travel in than stretchy cotton.  It will keep you comfortable and cool.  Both the top and skirt are made of this material.  Top off the look with a fun blazer and bold flats.  You look well put together yet relaxed.
3)  One item is all you need:  the dress.  I am a big advocate of wearing dresses for Summer business travel.  You can look polished and it is so easy to pack.  Try a wrap dress or one with a cinched waist.  A blazer can easily be worn over it if necessary.  And did I mention wedges?  they are great for dashing through the airport.  They are definitely the most comfortable option if you want to add some height.
Try one of these looks as they will take you straight from the airport to your meeting!

About the Author

Michele Cocouture

Michele is a goal oriented and overachieving career gal, style blogger and artist. She spends her days negotiating acquisitions for a Fortune 500 company. Seeking a creative outlet, Michele combined her business savvy with her love of fashion and started a personal style blog with the goal of inspiring other career women one pencil skirt at a time. Michele holds a Master of Business Administration from UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia. Learn more about Michele's style by visiting her blog at http://cocouture.org or you can follow her on https://www.facebook.com/cocouturedotorg