How To Pack Like A Pro For Your Next Business Trip

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Hey there my lovelies! I hope you're all having a wonderful week (don't worry if you're not, we're over half way through, not long to go until the weekend!). Exam period is getting hectic, I tell you, making this the perfect time to bring you a wonderful guest post from the lovely Box Of Style about how to really optimize on packing for your next business trip so, Box Of Style, take it away!

How to Pack like a Pro for Your Next Business Trip

Business trips often involve a number of stressors, and it can be hard to predict what will come up while you’re away from home. Work responsibilities are often enough on their own without the additional worries involved in coming up with the perfect outfits.

Traveling light is important for your comfort and convenience throughout a trip, but it’s sometimes tough to know how to cut down on your luggage. These tips will ensure that you have everything you need throughout your business trip without overpacking or taking anything you won’t end up using.

Stick to Outfits You Trust

Trying out unique outfits and combinations is always tempting, especially if you have new pieces you’re excited to wear. For example, if you’ve just received a summer subscription box, you may want to bring some of your new items along. But, a business trip usually isn’t the right time to start experimenting with your wardrobe. You should prioritize professionalism and reliability over your most fashion-forward clothing.

Instead, pack only clothes that you’ve worn enough times to know you’ll feel comfortable in during important meetings and events. Not having to worry about wearing something for the first time will remove some unnecessary stress from your upcoming business trip.

Don’t Mix and Match

For the same reason, you should try to pick out a few complete outfits in advance rather than bringing individual pieces and trying to match them later. Having outfits ready to go for each day of your trip will make it easy to prepare a look each night and have it ready to go in the morning.

Bringing coordinated outfits also ensures that you wear everything you bring and don’t waste any of your limited packing space. Pick two or three looks that you’ve worn in the past and that are versatile enough for different events throughout the day.

Wear Your Work Clothes at Night

You probably change into different clothes before going out at home, but packing twice as many outfits will take up a lot of space in a small suitcase. Look for outfits that you can transition from days at work to nights out.

One way to make your work looks more versatile is by investing in a few accessories to mix and match for each occasion. These updates accessory trends for 2019 are great ideas for unique, creative ways to implement more accessories into your wardrobe. If you have a busy schedule and don’t have the time to go out and buy new accessories, consider an accessory subscription which could help you discover unique pieces that add interest to any outfit.

Space can run out quickly in a small suitcase, so it's important to cut down on anything you don't absolutely have to bring. These ideas will help you prioritize your space while giving you everything you need for a three-day trip. Check out these tips for maximizing space if you're having trouble fitting your belongings in your luggage.

For other handy tips and tricks on packing for EVERY type of traveller, click here - there are 77, so you'll have everything you need and more!

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Thank you so much for reading this wonderful little guest post! My content will be back ASAP (I've got some crackers coming up for you guys within the next couple of weeks - watch this space, I tell you!) but it's always lovely to read and learn about a field that I, personally, can't do a lot of commenting on because, when I pack, I'm always 50kg over the limit at the airport, thus meaning I have to wear every article of clothing I own just to be able to board the flight.

Are you an efficient packer? If not, will you be using these tips to help you?

Let me know in the comment section below along with anything else you feel like chiming in on, whether it be a question, a criticism or just general feedback - I'd love to know what's on your mind! Of course, I never fail to mention it, following this blog would be an excellent additional choice before you leave because, that way, you don't have to miss out on my future content. Believe me, the closer we get to Summer, the juicier it's going to get!

Until next time,
Marina Rosie x

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    1. I totally agree there! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  2. This is a great article, also I love every tip. I'll take into account for my next trip

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    1. I totally agree, a lot of these things I never really thought about, personally! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  3. I used to do business trips all the time and always packed way to much - half of it I never wore! Your tips are wonderful for anyone who is on the go and, a bit like me, over packs!

    - Nyxie

    www.nyxiesnook.com

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    1. Haha, I pack way too much for anything, so these have helped me too to be honest! Box of style have got it SPOT ON! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  4. Thank you for these tips. I am a terrible packer, so I need all the help I can get.

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    1. Haha, believe me, I'm in the exact same boat! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  5. I try to pack smart for trips. It is easier when the weather is warmer as the clothes take up less space.

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    1. Absolutely, I love my Summer wardrobe as it just consists of sleeveless tops and shorts! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  6. I am a really light packer but never pack weather appropriate nor had I to travel for work! Those tips will really help

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    1. It's great that you're a light packer already though Corinne - that'll really help you out in the long run! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  7. Wearing the same outfit all day is a good idea. There's definitely something to be said for packing light.

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    1. I know right! I wish I could pack light, I really do! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  8. I am bookmarking this post! I need to learn how to pack properly, i am useless when it comes to packing. Thanks a lot for the tips.

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    1. Thank you so much Chad, that's excellent! Haha, I'm also useless so THANK GOD Box Of Style has us covered! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  9. These are wonderful tips. My husband and I travel for business and quick trips fairly frequently -- definitely love the don't mix and match tip. It's so much easier to layout your clothes before you go!

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    1. I'm so glad you agree with these! I'm definitely going to have to start creating outfits before packing them instead of shoving in the nearest pair of jeans and T Shirt I like! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  10. I don't travel for business, but these are all awesome tips! Thanks so much for sharing, will pin this post.

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    1. Awe, thank you so much! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  11. I started managing packing slowly. Earlier I used to carry big two bags. Now I use only one small bag. I have the habit of mix and match but I plan it before.

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    1. You're doing a hell of a lot better than me then - I'm glad you've managed to teach yourself good habits overtime hun! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  12. Great tips! Packing light is a struggle for me! But then again, I usually don't go on business trips and most of my travels are for leisure and with my son in tow. :)

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    1. Awe, I hope you and your son enjoy those trips! And yes, you can join the club then because, girl, I pack everything but the blooming kitchen sink! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  13. I always tend to overpack when I visit my family. I grab one large suitcase and then pack at least two more outfits for each kid than they need. It just makes me feel better knowing they're there.

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    1. I totally agree with that Brittany because you never know what could go down - when I was a child, I pretty much got every outfit I packed wet or muddy so backups were required! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  14. I am thankful that i stumbled on this post. I have a business trip coming soon so this is perfect. Thanks for the tips.

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad - let me know if you do end up giving any of these tips a try to improve your packing! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  15. Unfortunately, I always overpack. I feel like I’m going to need something and not have it. I’ll have to follow these tips next time.

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    1. Haha, don't worry darl, you're literally me - as much as I try to follow these tips, I will DEFINITELY overpack on my next trip. x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  16. These are some really great tips. i have done some traveling in my life, but this is a huge advantage! Thanks!

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed Alexandra! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  17. Wearing work clothes for a night out does make things so much more simple. You have to have very versatile clothes on a trip or else you will end up taking way too much space.

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    1. Exactly, versatility is key David - I reuse clothes on nights out too so I always make sure I choose multifunctional garments. x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  18. Great tips and I love each one of them. Will definitely make use of it. Excellent post.

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    1. That's such a wonderful comment Lydia, thank you so much, I'm stoked you enjoyed! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  19. Such a great and very detailed post. This could help me a lot when packing my things when I have travel.

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    1. Thank you so much - I agree, Box Of Style did a great job with this one! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  20. I love traveling and one thing I have learned is to bring things that is only needed. Clothes, water, medicines is what I only bring,

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    1. I honestly wish I could be a bit more like you because, of course, as a beauty blogger, my skincare and makeup occupies quite a large space when I'm travelling. x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  21. When packing for a business trip, I make sure that I stick to outfits I trust. I never want to go all sophisticated and experiment a lot with my outfits. So at least, that keeps my package less.

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    1. That's a very good tip Dalene and one that I'll probably have to integrate into my packing as I tend to pack new clothes, not knowing what they look like with my other clothes, and hate them when they're on!
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  22. I've only been to a few business trips in the past. Most of my travels now are just leisure with my husband or with my whole family. But these are great tips!

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    1. Yes, I love a family trip or a getaway with friends! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  23. Cool tips! Packing is always such a great deal for me. The worst part is that after packing I don't actually want to wear anything that I packed lol I'm definitely changing my packing style hahaha

    Candace
    Http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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    1. I feel you there Candace - I'm one of those typical girls in movies that gets frustrated and says they've got "nothing nice to wear" when in reality I've packed the whole wardrobe! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  24. I love this post, in case of packing for 3 day I pack for almost a week worth of clothes. So I need to these tips.

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    1. Haha, I totally do that too, don't worry - If I'm going away for 9 days, I'll pack for a month! x
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  25. I am not an executive type of person. So if I go on a business trip, I pack one outfit for the particular event. Then all the rest, I just wear my usual shabby chic get up.

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    1. That is a smart way to do it to be honest! I love the sound of your shabby get up - I couldn't rock stuff like that so I'm kind of envious! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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  26. Such great tips for those that work away xx

    Gemma • GemmaEtc.com ❤️

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    1. I know right, thanks Gemma babe! xx
      Lots of love,
      Marina Rosie x

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