Women’s Outfit Ideas for Summer Business Trips
Summer business trips can be exciting as they often bring an array of new training and networking opportunities, but they don’t come without their share of exhaustion. While a large amount of your time may be spent at conferences and meetings, you may still have time to explore the city. How do you know what to pack? Here are some great ideas for business travel outfits and business casual clothing for women, so that you’re prepared for every day!
Lightweight Shirts and Blouses
Summer can be extremely hot. While it’s important to dress for the weather, you probably won’t be able to wear shorts and a tank top to work. A great way to stay comfortable without compromising professionalism is to wear breathable tops and non-iron fitted shirts. Tops like our Rails Thea silk blouse and stripe linen blouse pair great with business-appropriate pencil skirts and trousers.
Versatile Pants and Skirts
Pencil skirts and pleated skirts are two of the most versatile items to wear, whatever the occasion. You can keep the look casual with a loose blouse or tie it all together for more professional occasions by wearing an ironed dress shirt. If you have a lot of walking to do or expect the day to be windy, a comfortable pair of crop dress pants is a great option. They are chic, figure flattering, and there are many options to choose from!
One staple that should be included in all business travel attire for women is a classic dress. Dresses can be fancied up for evening galas and dressed down for less-formal meetings and events. Choose colours that pop and show off your confidence like our red Bailey 44 dress or scale it down with a softer, simpler dress like our black ruffle sleeve dress.
Soft Summer Colours
Lighter, softer colours tend to be more popular in the summer. Darker colours attract the heat of the sun and can make you feel stuffy and uncomfortable during hot travel days. To stay cool, incorporate lighter colours into your outfit such as grey, light blue, pink, and champagne. Travelling may require sitting for hours in an air-conditioned plane or train, so a great light item to bring with you is our Sloane full-zip jacket in celestial blue.
Depending on the formality of your business trip, you may want to bring a pair of heels, but it’s also a good idea to bring a pair of dressy and comfortable flats. They’re great for matching your work attire but give you the comfort that heels simply cannot. Two versatile pairs of shoes that are perfect for every business and travel occasion include our Sam Edelman Ralf flats and our Cole Haan Bambra flats. If heels are required, choose a lower heel like our Louise Et Cie purple heel.
Let STYLEARTIST Help You Create Your Wardrobe
If these women’s outfit ideas for business trips appeal to you, there’s a lot more options than those mentioned above! Plus, if you want some assistance choosing the right items for travel, our team can help you.
STYLEARTIST provides the solution for busy women who need new items for their wardrobe. Our Style Wizard quiz on our web site will direct you to a series of outfits you can easily shop from! You can shop the look as it is or adjust the items for an even more customized outfit.
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