April 1, 2011
Flying in Style
Between crying children, neighbors who hog the armrest and the occasional jolt of turbulence, flying to your next meeting can be stressful enough without wearing uncomfortable clothes. Frequent flyers know packing light is essential. So, how do you take your wardrobe from airport to conference room?
As a frequent traveler, Evelyn Hannon, editor of Journeywoman.com, suggests dressing down, not up while traveling. “Keep your wardrobe simple. Your clients should be concentrating on what you say, not how stylish and glamorous you are.”
Here’s how to fill your luggage with wardrobe essentials:
Experts suggest packing materials that travel well – garments made of jersey or a polyester blend that resists wrinkles. This Banana Republic wrap dress is stylish,
comfy and flattering on all figures. Then, combat chills with a quality-made cardigan – dressing in layers lets you be in control of your body temperature.
If wearing heels on that 21-hour flight makes you cringe, but you still want to impress your colleagues, these Nine West flats will keep you comfortable while still looking polished. When traveling with your BlackBerry, iPad, laptop and everything in between, a sturdy shoulder tote helps hold your essentials and fits snuggly in the overhead bin.
Going out of the country? Hannon suggests becoming familiar with what clothing is appropriate in different cultures before you fly.
Bonus PINK Link: Feel guilty leaving your family to travel for work? Here’s how to avoid frequent flyer blues.
By Malee Moua
"I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good
mood and enjoy life, wherever you are.” Diane von Furstenberg