Winter 2013 Style Inspiration: What to Wear to a Work Conference Abroad

Happy Tuesday Bombshells! I hope you all are having a fabulous start to your work week. To help you get into the swing of things and possibly get out of your workday wardrobe rut, tap into today’s What to Wear.

Kirah writes, “Hi there, I have a 10 day work conference coming up in a sunny country. Since I can’t travel with my whole wardrobe, any advice on how to travel light yet still ensure I am fashionable yet professional. It would be much appreciated! Thank you!”

Your best bet at keeping your luggage light is to mix and match key pieces that you can easily restyle. Your conference wardrobe should include your everyday work-ready essentials: pencil skirts/dresses, blazers, button down blouses, pumps and the like.

What to Wear to a Work Conference Reiss Sienna Stripe Pleated Skirt Schutz Dorothy Perkins Black Textured Bodycon Dress Victoria Beckham Brown East West Victoria Tote

To sass up your look, pack standout accessories that will punch things up without forcing you to completely revamp your ensemble.

For specific how-to’s, take a peek at a few more wardrobe ideas…

For the airplane, work pieces that are comfortable yet stylish like a pair of dark wash skinnies with a classic striped top. For an airport chic look grab a standard tote, stylish sunglasses, and a vivid red lip. With a pair of wedge sandals this look can also easily double as a sight-seeing ensemble.

What to Wear to a Work Conference Abroad Givenchy Geometric Sheer Scarf P.A.R.O.S.H. Blazer Miu Miu Sunglasses Sabine Vintage Statement Necklace

Once off the plane, slip into a pair of pointed toe flats and spruce up this casual look with a printed scarf, a posh short sleeve blazer, and a statement necklace for a less relaxed and more polished look.

Dress up a standard white button down with a pair of J.Crew printed trousers and a black suede pump. Complete your workday look with a navy tote and a simple pair of spike stud earrings.

What to Wear to a Work Conference Abroad Boohoo Elsie Long Sleeve Wrap Front Silky Blouse J.Crew Collection Trousers in Foulard Christian Louboutin So Kate 120 Suede Pumps

From the conference to cocktails, switch out the white button down for a berry hued silky wrap blouse. Add a little pizzazz with a Sapphire Stella necklace, a gold box clutch, and a flirty fuchsia lip.

Tap into your inner executive with a printed jersey dress, structured blazer, and ankle-strap pumps.

What to Wear to a Work Conference Abroad Erdem Maura Printed Jersey Dress Prabal Gurung Applique Cashmere and Silk Top J.Crew Pencil Skirt Schutz Irma Pump

Mix and match the blazer and pumps with a lace pencil skirt and a black and white frilly sleeveless blouse. Incorporate a structured tote and jeweled earrings for the finishing touch.

And if your conference schedule permits a little time away from business, break out of the workday mold with an easy-breezy sundress in a vibrant hue, a pair of flat sandals, and a light jacket.

What to Wear to a Work Conference Abroad Tibi Short Dress Tamara Mellon Chill Out Metallic Leather Sandals Clare Vivier Flat Clutch Supreme Emilio Pucci Beaded Box Clutch Miu Miu Sunglasses

Transform this day look into a dinner-ready ensemble with the addition of a multi-crystal stone statement necklace, a black and white pump, and a beaded box clutch.

And that’s it! I hope I’ve helped you resolve your packing dilemma. Wishing you a fabulous time and safe travels.

Danielle Nicole

Danielle Nicole is an LA native, a self professed shopaholic, and Fashion Bomb Daily's resident stylist.

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