HOW TO PACK A SINGLE CARRY ON FOR A THREE DAY CONFERENCE1) Pick a comfortable pair of shoes and plan your outfits around them I chose a pair of super old Marc Jacobs heels that I purchased brand new on eBay for $30 years ago. They are patent black with cute – not overly obnoxious – bows, which I also know pair well with opaque tights. Conference rooms in hotels can be super cold, so layering and pants and/or opaque tights are usually a must for me. The heels have a high-ish heel, but nothing that would make it uncomfortable to walk from room to room, or to stand on my feet several hours a day. 2) Pick a color, any color! Because my shoes were black, I decided to go with a black base for all of my outfits. Hence, I packed the following:
- 1 black blazer
- 2 black and white dresses
- 2 tops (in case I needed options)
- 2 necklaces
- 1 pair of earrings
- 2 pairs of opaque tights (just in case I happened to ruin a pair somehow)
A single carry-on and a tote to carry during the conference. Oh yes, and my morning coffee.
My luggage from the inside. This photo was actually taken when I got home, but as you can see, my luggage was not over-packed. The silver bag is a large tote that I like to carry in case I happen to go shopping while traveling and need to carry the excess with me on my way back. :D Always best to be prepared!
An unrelated, but useful tip:Because I chose to work during times when I wasn’t in sessions, I ended up ordering a lot of room service. Did you know that you can order from the kids menu and not only pay less, but actually get a greater variety of food than when ordering from the adult menu?? I had no idea! I’ll definitely be doing this from now on!
What are your tricks for packing for work-trips?
xoxo Bertha Hidalgo Chic In Academia