Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Work Travel Style - Off to the Windy City!

Recently I went on a three day work trip for a trade show in Chicago and it was a packed few days. The weather was warm but breezy as it seems to always be. I was super proud of my packing for this trip - rewearing a few things but able to switch it up just enough to keep things looking fresh. As a preface, my work trip was business casual and comfortable shoes were a must. Evenings were casual, just a few dinners out.

Day 1
White blouse (similar), orange skirt, statement earrings, sandals, and initial pendant. These shoes were decent for walking around and the skirt was comfortable for a crowded trade show, where it tended to be a bit warm. For evening, I swapped out my skirt for denim and my shoes for nude heels. It felt good to be chill but the heels paired nicely with the white blouse to keep it looking nice.

Day 2
Navy top (similar and similar), statement necklace (similar), black ankle pants, wedges. These pants are the most comfortable work pants I own. They have a lot of stretch to them and the length is great for spring through fall. This top has pretty sleeves and I like to pair the nautical vibe with this older Stella and Dot necklace. For evening I switched over to this old, fancy sundress (similar and similar), bracelet, and heels for dinner out. I thought it would be nice to get dolled up a little. And since my feet survived the tradeshow surprisingly well in these shoes, the heels for dinner were completely doable.

Day 3
Button down, lariat necklace (similar), black ankle pants, wedges. Again with the pants and wedges because they worked so well the day before. It was a tad cooler this day, so the long-sleeved shirt was appreciated. Evening was super casual this day, so I went back to denim and sandals and this fun printed peplum top with tassel earrings (similar).

In addition to my packing list, I thought thought I'd share a few really good Chicago travel guides that I used on my trip.