The Guide to Packing for Your Business Travel

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The Guide to Packing for Your Business Travel

By Lindsay Tapscott

We don’t know about you, but for us, business trips can sometimes be more stressful to pack for than a vacation. How do we dress for multiple meetings during the day, then dinner and drinks at night? How much time will be dedicated to working and how much to networking? How do the locals dress in the city to which we’re travelling? It’s a lot to consider, especially when packing only a carry-on suitcase.

 In our opinion, the ultimate work-trip wardrobe features pieces that are comfortable and versatile, meaning you can wear them to multiple events without them (or you) feeling stale. Transitional basics topped with a touch of personal style are best––the building blocks of any travel wardrobe, they’ll take you from cubicle to cocktails in high-flying style.

 Sympli Clothing Business Travel Outfits & Essentials

 To help make packing for your next business trip easier, we’re highlighting a few of our favourite Sympli clothing essentials that are versatile, office-appropriate and totally travel-friendly. Each item below lets you dress up with comfort and ease, they’re great for multiple outfit configurations, and make perfect packable items while staying wrinkle-free. Now that’s the kind of return on investment we absolutely approve of.

The one-and-done dress

A wear-anywhere number that can be dressed up or down for every possible function. Back-to-back meetings? Throw a blazer over it, slip on some flats and go. After-work drinks? Throw on a pair of elegant boots, grab a clutch and some chunky gold jewellery. You can even wear it on the plane with sneakers and a sweater for an outfit that’s pulled-together but comfortable. 

The Bamboo T-Shirt Dress

Featuring a crew neck, a step hem with side slits and a relaxed fit, in our super-soft and sophisticated bamboo fabric.

The Trapeze Dress Short

An A-line fit-and-flare look that boasts pockets (!) and comes in Black and seasonal colours.

The sleek skirt

A jet-black pencil skirt is a real wardrobe workhorse. Modestly simple yet strikingly sophisticated, this timeless item is the perfect base for any number of modern workwear looks. Pair it with other boardroom go-tos, like a crisp white shirt, or a soft knit sweater. 

The Long Tube Skirt

Double-layered, knee-length and stretchy for a polished yet comfortable look. 

The Short Tube Skirt

The same style as our long tube skirt, but with a shorter hem. 

The layer for chilly nights

You’ll need a stylish topper to take you from day to night––toss it on over your office look on your way out the door for dinner.

The Go-To Cardigan Long

Our classic cardigan features deep pockets, flattering seam detail and a thigh-length hem. 

The Clip Shrug

This cropped jacket adds edge to dresses and sleeveless tops/tunics with its angled front panels and snug fit.

The Everyday Cardigan

Raglan sleeves, long cuffs and inseam pockets make this throw-on-and-go piece cozy and chic. Available in short and long lengths. 

The everyday top

A classic, versatile shirt that can be worn as a layer or as a standalone piece is an absolute must-have packing piece.

The Go-To Classic T-Shirt Relax 3/4 Sleeve

Made in our famous (and wrinkle-resistant) jersey fabric and available in a range of colours, our best-selling Go-To Classic T-Shirt features a rounded hem and neckline, side slits and a flattering 3/4-inch sleeve.

The Deep V Top

Our Deep V Top flatters with its neckline, drop shoulder and side slits while the jersey fabric drapes beautifully across the body. Wear the white or navy version for a look that’s a little more classic, or opt for turquoise to stand out in style. 

The Nu Cinch Top

Elbow-length dolman sleeves, a draped fit and a rounded hem add an extra-dressy feel to your day. 

The office pant

There’s nothing like a pair of tailored pants when it comes to a great foundational piece for almost any outfit. Pull them on and voila––instant polish.

The Essential Pant

Chic and ever-so-comfortable, our Essential Pant features a straight-leg cut and a universally flattering wider waistband.

The Narrow Pant Midi

The slimming leg and ankle-length inseam keeps you looking sharp while the stretchy Jersey fabric and fold-over waistband keeps you feeling comfortable. 

The Rapt Pant

A wide-leg pant with an angled, draped hem adds interest to a daytime look and easily dresses up for night.

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