How to dress well on the road

Most of the travelling I do is for pleasure, not business, so I don’t have to worry too much about what I am wearing or what condition my clothes arrive in (jeans and hoodies don’t tend to get too wrinkly anyway.) But on the occasion that I actually have to look like I’m not some punk teenager, it’s hard to decide what to bring. Here are some tips on how to look good on the road:

  • Dress for airport security. Leave metal jewelery at home, wear slip-on shoes and don’t dress in too many layers because you might be expected to peel them off.
  • Don’t pack too many colours. When you’re dressing for business, you should look good, and looking good means wearing pieces that work together for a unified outfit. And what colours go with everything? Black and neutrals.
  • Don’t leave the accessories at home. The right accessories can make an already-worn outfit look new. Pick some multi-purpose ones that you can mix and match with every outfit in your suitcase.
  • Use the laundry service. There’s no reason why you can’t wear a blouse or pair of slacks twice if it looks good.
  • Not to be somber but … Airlines recommend you wear natural fibers, just in case, you know, you’re exposed to extreme heat or fire. Artificial fibers can melt onto and burn your skin.

My advice? Non-wrinkle fabrics are awesome for packing, and a little black dress is multi-functional, ladies.