Hello Business Travelers!

When going on business trips I standardized a couple of things to make it easy and simple leaving my free time dedicated to other things. I categorize my packing in “Things”, “Clothing” and “Beauty” which works well for me. I also have a suitcase travel rule and a couple of things to keep you fresh and beautiful while being away ^_^.

Travel Safe and Enjoy Beauty!

 

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BAGS & THINGS

Suitcase // CALPAK (old) similar here

Wallet // Italian leather similar luxury version Hermès

Laptop Briefcase ‘Dustin’ // Sandqvist

Cosmetic Bag // DKNY

Make-Up Bag // MINI

Shoe bag // Diverse Brands (old) find great ones here

Headphones “Frends With Benefits” // Frends

Headphones “QuietComfort” // Bose

City Guide // Louis Vuitton

Sun Glasses // Armani (old) similar here

 

COSMETICS

On Board Cosmetic Bag // Daiso or here

Deodorant “Original Compressed” // Dove

Lip Butter “Quince” // Korres

Mouth Wash // Scope

Hand Crème “Karite” // L’Occitane

Hand Sanitizer “Lavande” // L’Occitane

All About Eyes Serum // Clinique

Round Compact Mirror // Masami Shouko

Compact Powder “Mat Lumière” // Chanel

Travel Bags and Products // L’Occitane

 

OUTFIT

Outfit // Blog Post Business Casual Travel

 

 

today at the headquarters

today at the headquarters

Greetings from Milan’s Design Fair! Walking, exploring and taking in of the latest furnishing and accessories trends. So speaking I am wearing a business casual outfit, chic enough to hand over my business cards but also comfy enough sticking to a tight schedule making those kilometers by foot.

Flat shoes that are also comfortable enduring for hours! are key essential to this outfit. I pair my Derbys with a shirt-dress then add belt and blazer. Dresses aren’t only good for the office. I also enjoy them when walking much. Pants tend to squeeze me in at some point of the day, especially after Italian lunch or dinner.

Red lips and nails are allowed on casual trips like these, so I fully take advantage of it and match it with my very practical and brand new Michael Kors iPhone purse. Very handy when also carrying a photo camera,several catalogues while looking at stuff and talking to people all at the same time – your phone, money and cards are safe and cutely packaged in this great accessory.

Add a trench on top of your outfit and you are good to go with any European spring weather condition.

Travel Safe & Enjoy Beauty!

 

OUTFIT

Dress // Joie (will come out soon)

Skinny Waist Belt // Forever21

Cross-Body Bag // Michael Kors also find it at the Apple Store

Blazer // H&M (old) but this will probably look even better with it H&M

Trench // Michael Kors (old) similar here

Tights // Kunert

Derby Shoes // Kennel & Schmenger

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When I go on a business trip, I want to keep my outfit chic but also comfortable. On continental flights you can basically wear what you want since it is just a short trip. I don’t wear a statement necklace or any other large jewelry since I will have to take it off at security anyway. Heels I put in a shoe bag and change them into flats, so I can walk fast. Later I will put them on again. I try to pack light weight and also see how to make things easy and fast. Enjoy your trip….and beauty!

 

OUTFIT

Dress // Warehouse old, similar at Warehouse

Trench // Michael Kors (old) similar here

Tights // Kunert

Pumps // Hugo Boss old, similar at Hugo Boss

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Today we have a big meeting with strangers that will only check out our company for this one particular day. For that reason I chose a more formal outfit without playful accessories and more muted colors. Still, I fancy nail polish in the same color as the lower stripe of my skirt to create a well-rounded look. Hope you have a great Friday and plans for the weekend you can look forward to.

 

OUTFIT

Slim-Fit Shirt // COS also see with a different outfit here

Jersey Blazer // H&M also see with different outfit here

Necklace // I am

Pearl Earrings // Tiffany&Co.

A-Line Skirt // Zara (old), similar COS

Tights // Kunert

Slipper // Massimo Dutti

Nail Polish ‘April’ // Chanel

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today at the headquarter

today at the headquarter

Running late in the morning? Nothing is worse than that special feeling of “I did not finish my outfit because I had no time” and hoping no one will see it. So, I created a look that always works for me. Here are the rules:

  1. Hands off fancy stuff! Keep it simple.

  2. Chose a dress! Reason is you only need to chose one item and that will save you lots of time on combinations you won’t get your head into this morning anyway.

  3. No special things when time is ticking. Just a well fitted dress, a blazer, tights and pumps or flats, easy make-up, your signature jewelry and you are fine.

  4. Low color scheme, so you can wear the purse that you wore yesterday with it, whatever color that might be. No repacking, just grabbing what you can get.

  5. Drink a glass of water before leaving the house…breakfast later.

And then Run Run Run…!

 

OUTFIT

Dress // Warehouse old, similar at Warehouse

Blazer // Hallhuber

Jewelry // My signature custom made gold

Tights // Kunert

Pumps // Hugo Boss old, similar at Hugo Boss

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Yellow means sun, fun and happiness. This is exactly how I feel today. Enjoy Beauty!

…btw, the texture and material of the skirt is really cool – and you sit well on it during the day.

 

OUTFIT

Necklace Shirt // similar Warehouse or alternatively Warehouse 

Jersey Blazer // H&M

Sweatrock // H&M

Skinny Waist Belt // Forever 21

Slipper // similar Massimo Dutti

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today at the headquarter

today at the headquarter

The beauty bow is a must have on every fashion detail you can imagine: from head to toe, you need to have them! See why I think so at my Pinterest wall here …and that’s why I think you can also fancy it at work ^_^.

I met these creative Polish girls from Kokartka who are hand crafting their own bow collection and they come in very cute wooden boxes that are just too irresistible to me. You can check them out on Facebook or see the link to their shop below.

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Bows can add a chic or playful undertone to your outfit. If you like switch the lock of your Hamilton bag to a silk scarf and put it in a bow – it will make your bag stand out even more.

 

OUTFIT

Slim-Fit Shirt // COS also see with a different outfit here

Cardigan // similar Lilienfels

Necklace // similar Accessorize

Bow // Kokartka

Pants // similar Hugo Boss

Pumps // similar Hugo Boss

Hamilton Handbag // Michael Kors

today at the headquarter

today at the headquarter

Sometimes it just needs a plain shirt-dress and a smile to be ready for important meetings. My nail polish is a fun color but also because I love the name ‘lost without my gps’…so true. Find the link below and have a great weekend!

 

OUTFIT

Shirt-Dress // similar Karen Millen or luxury version Fendi / Bottega Veneta

Necklace // I am

Tights // Kunert

Slipper // Massimo Dutti

Nail Polish ‘Lost Without My GPS’ // OPI

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I met this cute little pal in Budapest last weekend. Hope your Friday will be splendid…weekend ahead!

today at the headquartertoday at the headquarter Yay, today it’s workshop day, meaning that we contribute all of your team’s thoughts and ideas to one single topic. Fantastic! Usually I work on many different things during the day, so I really look forward to be hanging ideas on the walls, listening to presentations, looking at stuff, crafting and concepting.

Workshopping also means, that I will want to wear a casual business outfit being comfortable. I like to bring a poncho or scarf, because workshop rooms tend to be bigger and colder than the office and with a lot of sitting I can cuddle myself into it or use it as a blanket for my legs under the table. I wear flats because there will also be some standing and moving around. Besides, I always look for reasons wearing my brand new Derbys!

I bring fresh juice and a snack to keep my system running during the day and therefore prevent killing the vending machine for candy ^_^…!!! #staystrong

 

OUTFIT

Shirt // similar Massimo Dutti

Blazer // similar H&M

Cashmere Poncho, Scarf // Woo

Necklace // Hallhuber

Skinny Jeans // Adriano Goldschmied

Derby Shoes // Kennel & Schmenger

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If you feel like there is nothing to wear on a Wednesday morning…then just make it quick and simple. Grab a white shirt with a small collar, throw over a comfy slim fit denim sweater and pair it with a bold colorful necklace. Then put on easy pants in blue or black that generally go with everything and pumps. Hair in a ponytail, a bit of make-up, mascara, blush and lipstick…and then let’s go and get to work!

 

OUTFIT

Slim-Fit Shirt // COS also see with a different outfit here

Sweater // similar COS

Necklace // I am

Pants // similar Hallhuber

Pumps // similar Hugo Boss

 

…gold accessories will always make you shine ^_^ Find my ideas on my Pinterest wall and connect with me there.

today at the headquarter

today at the headquarter

So! Snow and rain, again…really? Jap. Well, then at least all I can do is a pink-stripy-cure as protest to cold weather in March. Pink always does the job! An easy outfit combined with leather applications on blazer and skirt will add more diversity to the black overall tone. And don’t forget any kind of gold statement necklace to round off the look.

 

OUTFIT

Shirt // H&M

Jersey Blazer // H&M

Leather Skirt // Hallhuber

Necklace // I am

Derby Shoes // Kennel & Schmenger

Leather Bag // Gobelini Firenze

today at the headquarter

today at the headquarter

Yay, it’s Friday and the sun is out. I am craving bright colors. Neon accents are allowed in my 2014 business attire. With all these stripes I don’t need any belt, just a statement necklace and bright nail polish will do the fun for today: mine is called ‘Spicy Orange’ ^_^ .

 

OUTFIT

Dress // Warehouse

Blazer // Hallhuber

Derby Shoes // Kennel & Schmenger

Nailpolish // L’Oréal

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I have a long day of meetings ahead and feel like wearing something more comfy but chic. I don’t feel like going with light den tights yet. Slippers and leggings are a great combination for transition into spring outfits. When wearing leggings I make sure to match it with a long shirt, blouse or blazer-jacket.

 

OUTFIT

Lace Shirt // Oasis

Blazer-Jacket // Warehouse

Leggins // Zara

Leather Bag // Gobelini Firenze

Slipper // Massimo Dutti

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It’s still a little chilly outside here in Munich…so I still like wearing tights. I added a colorful necklace to my black outfit to make it more fun.

 

OUTFIT

Slim-Fit Shirt // COS

Cardigan // Massimo Dutti

Mini Skirt Black // Hallhuber

Skinny Waist Belt // Accessorize

Derby Shoes // Kennel & Schmenger

Hi Everyone! To style your business outfit from flat to flattering is a balance that needs some tricks and practice.

 flat vs. flattering

Fashion is an instrument of provocation but also liberation.

“You don’t fight revolutions with silk gloves”*, also meaning that you cannot disagree when being compliant. “There were times when a simple glove removed in a particular fashion could cause quite a stir. And when women figured it out, they didn’t hesitate to use the fashion as an instrument of provocation.”*

Times changed and we don’t really wear silk gloves anymore. However, when it comes to business outfits the corporate fashion among women these days is still either provocative or edgy with short skirts and skin showing or very adapted to men’s business styles. I find the second more common, because the first thing that we naturally do when we are new to a job is to adapt: to the situation, the wording, the behavior and appearance. We want to fit in. But what if men dominate this new environment? How do I stay authentic and fit in at the same time? There is more than a trouser suit that keeps your professional sophisticated look but feels much more like yourself.

It is the THE TRICK WITH THE WAISTLINE

When wearing regular women suits like a coat and skirt or trousers, the belt line happens to be right on our hips forcing to use a belt accentuating one of our bigger sizes of your lower body. In case you have a perfect model figure, you are lucky enough not needing to use any fashion tricks, but for the rest of us this is what helps to feel just alike ^_^.

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Bringing up the beltline to your waist will accentuate the smallest part of your body. Adding a thin belt gracefully shapes your outfit in a feminine style. In bringing the waistline even a little bit higher up than that will stretch your figure making you look even taller and thinner. In this way for instance you can easily pair a simple black A-line skirt with diverse blouses. If you want to, pair this outfit with a short blazer not longer than your waist. Adding a statement necklace of your choice will finish the overall look.

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a-line skirt with blazer

Get rid of that silky glove and…Enjoy Beauty!

 

OUTFIT

V Neck Blouse // Oasis

Mini Skirt Black // Hallhuber

Skinny Waist Belt // Accessorize

More Inspiration on my Pinterest  // The trick with the waistline

*Fashion and Women // Vogue Italia

Make More Out Of Corporate

I am Corinna, a fashion-loving young professional at one of Munich’s large corporations – a global headquarter in which I am finding new ways of making corporate life more than just “the regular” work life. Here I collect and document my thoughts and ideas while hassling down the corporate career path ^_^. I hope you enjoy reading and please connect with me if you feel alike.

And yeah… this is exactly how I looked like when I started off as a young professional… and quickly got over it!