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Jetset Style: Business class

Traveling in style is an art in itself. You don't just throw on the comfiest pair of sweats if you know you need to look polished and presentable thousands of miles up in the air. Without sacrificing comfort (and while beating jet lag), these outfit ideas are sure to get you points in the style department. 

AIRPORT FASHION
Just like the style stars and celebrities who take travel fashion seriously, you can turn airport hallways to your very own fashion runway with a jumpsuit and long coat ensemble. You may not be meeting your foreign business partners yet, but your outfit sure spells success.


Packing Tip: Keep your heels in the luggage and stick to a pair of chic espadrilles (or your choice of flats!) for comfort without compromising style.

WAITING GAME
Own the waiting game by looking stylish and composed even if your flight has been delayed for hours. Amp up your basic pieces and layer them to create a uniform with understated sophistication, but still ripe with statement with the monochromatic color scheme.


Packing Tip: Balance out your neutral ensemble with a punch of color by way of scarf, which functions both as an accessory and source of warmth.

GLOBAL BOARDROOM
Bringing your business to the global arena can put you under a lot of pressure, but a good workwear wardrobe is all you need to keep the stress at bay. A tailored jacket over a classic jumpsuit is a fail-proof formula to making you look sharp and fabulous in any continent. Play up your on-the-go outfit with long slit top for an added boho vibe.


Packing Tip: Whoever said black pieces should be the only clothes you pack doesn’t know the power of prints; so don’t forget to pack your Gucci pantsuit or that little red dress you recently purchased.

WORK AND PLAY
Balancing work and relaxation during your out-of-the-country business trips may not be an easy feat, but it is possible. Wear an outfit that can work both ways, and, in case you are able squeeze in a short tour or a quick shopping session after meeting with a client, a maxi dress and a long coat will do the trick.


Packing Tip: Keep your accessories on a neutral level so it will be easier to mix and match with your every outfit.

JETSETTER CHIC
Powerdress your way to success. You can never go wrong with an all-white ensemble that is one part fresh and two parts on point. Complete the look with a tailored jacket or long overcoat, and you’re set to rule the boardroom in any continent.


Packing Tip: Always plan your outfits per day (or event) whenever you go out of the country. This will save you from over-packing, or worse, under-packing. Make a checklist of the pieces you’ll need for every look so you won’t forget anything. 

This feature originally appeared in Metro Magazine September 2016 and was repurposed for Metro.Style
Photographs Dookie Ducay
Styling Sarah Madarang
Makeup Kris Bacani for Make Up For Ever
Hair George Aliben for Kiehl’s
Model Kat for Elite Models
Stylist’s Assistant Danica Madarang
Shot on location at Manila Hotel
Special thanks to Nian Rigor and Gracie Quimson