Next week I’ll be heading to DisneyWorld for a conference, Disney Social Media Moms. I know, rough life, right? Since blogging is often done at home (or in coffee shops) many bloggers let panic set in when attending a brand event or conference for the first time. Since we usually spend our days in front of the computer, or chasing kids it can be challenging to figure out what to wear to events.
Like any profession though, you attend a conference or event as a professional and should dress the part. While it’s common to see folks in what they are comfortable in, you can take anything from jeans to a casual dress and make it into a put together look.
Without spending a fortune (and hopefully finding some of these items in your closet!) I put together a basic conference wardrobe for a typical 3 day conference or brand event. I have 10 items I always take when I travel, but you can pull together your own look with a few key pieces.
Of note: Most of the items below are $50 and under. The items from Banana Republic can be purchased for 25% off now through Sunday and an additional 5% of your purchase goes to help create jobs! (how cool is that?) Details on the deal at Centsible Deals.
What to Wear to a Conference or Brand Event
Step #1: Choose a dress that’s a travel-friendly material. I like jersey material since it is so comfortable and doesn’t wrinkle easily.
Step #2: Choose cardigans or blazers to cover up. Indoor events are always chilly, so come prepared!
Step #3: Jeans are classic and always a favorite. They are easy to throw on, and you can dress up jeans simply with an embellished top or a cute blouse. Throw on some cute shoes and accessories and you’re set!
Step #4: Choose tops that you love. Blouses, tanks, anything goes!
Step #5: Choose shoes you are comfortable in whether that’s sneakers that are cute, flats or heels.
Step #6: Accessorize with your favorite pieces, but skip the real gems.
Step #7: Pack it all in a carry-on and you’re good to go! (and don’t forget the chargers!)
What do you wear when you attend events or conferences?