Blog World Week continues on Road Warriorette! I had such a fabulous time, despite the somewhat rocky start. One of the highlights was going out to dinner with the Boarding Area crew on Friday night, where I got to meet the famous Randy Petersen, AadvantageGeek, Deals We Like, Frequently Flying, Loyalty Traveler, Mommy Points, Wandering Aramean, Flight Diversions, and Points Miles & Martinis.
One of the things I was super anxious about in preparation for Blog World was what to wear. Kind of ironic, right? A woman who writes a blog about what to wear during business travel is freaked about what outfits to take to a business conference? That’s the thing though—it wasn’t a business conference for work. I can tell you how to dress for those all day! (Comfortable, professional, shoes you can walk in.) Surely bloggers must be more casual! I thought. Are they going to look at me funny if I show up in my business casual slacks and cardigan?
After consulting the wise and brilliant Kat from Corporette, I settled on a basic strategy. Now, this may surprise you: comfortable, professional, and with shoes I can walk in. We also figured I could go a little more casual than I would for a normal work conference, especially because one of the days was a Saturday. I ended up wearing a dress with a cardigan for the first day, but slacks and a cute top would have been perfectly fine. Jeans were fine for Saturday, but I made sure that what I wore on top could also be worn with slacks, to keep it looking put together. Flats are great for conferences, because the locations are often so large you have to walk forever to go between the sessions.
Here’s what I decided on:
- Outfit 1 (Friday): Boden Everyday Jersey dress, brown cardigan, tights, and flats.
- Outfit 2 (Saturday): Jeans, teal tunic length top, chartreuse cardigan, flats
I brought a top appropriate for going out for dinner on Friday night and a comfortable top for travel, and I was done! I knew I had worn the right things when I met Mommy Points on Friday morning and she had on almost the same outfit I did—Boden dress, cardigan, boots. I must say, she has excellent taste!
Conference Packing List (generic):
- Outfit for each conference day (dress, slacks/jeans and top, etc)
- Comfortable but professional travel clothes
- Workout clothes (will you have a chance to use them? Probably not. But bring them just in case)
- Toiletries, makeup
Road Warriorette Blog World Packing List:
- Boden dress
- Brown cardigan
- Chartreuse cardigan
- Teal tunic top
- Black camisole (going out top)
- Turquoise Three Dots tee for travel
- Pink flats
- Brown flats
- Brown textured tights
- Yoga pants
- Toiletries, makeup, curling iron
Phew! That about does it.
Readers, what is your favorite conference outfit?