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Shopping for business professional clothes is difficult enough – throw on top of that shopping for business professional outfits that can withstand weeks of travel. Having wrinkle-free clothes means you don’t need to spend your first night at the hotel ironing everything for the week, and having plenty of hidden pockets means you can keep items like your ID or money safe and secure while on the road.
Bluffworks is a company that designs clothes for travel. This means clothes that are machine washable and wrinkle resistant, meaning I don’t need to take a chunk out of my day to visit a dry cleaner on the weekend. Bluffworks isn’t just designing professional clothes, but they are innovating to make our lives more convenient when we have a heavy travel schedule.
Business Travel Clothes for Women
Bluffworks just released their line of women’s clothes for travel this past fall, and I was really excited to try out some of these new pieces. In collaboration with Bluffworks, I was sent four items from their women’s line to test out: a t-shirt, a blouse, a dress, and a pair of pants. I wore these outfits last week while traveling for work, and you can see all of my thoughts on each piece below.
All of the photos shown below are after one week of wear, and straight out of the dryer. I ran all 4 pieces through the washing machine and did not iron them, so you can see how well they turn out right after being washed. For reference in these photos, I am 5’7 and typically wear a size XS in tops and size 1 in pants.
Threshold Performance T-Shirt in Mist Grey (Size XS)
Recently, I have been traveling west coast to east coast on Monday through Thursday for work. On my travel day, I paired my Threshold Performance T-Shirt with a pair of jeans and sneakers. This short sleeve v-neck shirt is fitted without being too tight, and is so soft. If I ordered another shirt I would consider sizing up for a looser look.
This t-shirt is pretty casual so I wouldn’t wear this shirt to a client, but it’s perfect for travel days or site seeing with coworkers when you’re off the clock. Especially since it is odor resistant, this travel top is great for longer days. Paired with a blazer, it could make a great happy hour outfit as well.
Trevi Dress in Evening Navy (Size 0)
I was initially cautious about bringing this dress for work, because I do have a harder time finding dresses that are long enough to be professional. I was pleasantly surprised at the fit of the Trevi dress! It hits me just above the knee. Paired with a blazer or a cardigan, you can definitely dress this outfit up to be business casual.
Every woman loves a dress with pockets, and this dress has 6. Honestly, it’s kind of overwhelming. Pockets in your pockets, and even a pocket right under your arm. I don’t like the bulk, so for me pockets are for a place to hide your hands when you don’t know what to do with them. Though, the pockets are definitely handy if you decide to go site seeing with the dress and need to hide your passport or money. But on a typical business travel day, the pockets are more for bragging than for use.
Azores Blouse in Pale Rose (Size XS)
Who doesn’t need more button ups? One of the biggest pains about traveling for work is having to iron your clothes, and you can see here the Azores Blouse right out of the dryer. Not bad! The most interesting features of this blouse include the extra fabric to cover the buttons, and an extra clasp over your chest to make sure your bra doesn’t show through. I’m wearing a nude bra here, and the shirt is not at all see through as well. This shirt is plenty long; I would not wear it to a client un-tucked.
What surprised me about this shirt were the sleeves. There’s no buttons, but the sleeves are elastic to stay in place. It makes the shirt difficult to roll up neatly; you can see how I just pushed them up here. Pushing the sleeves up is easy with the elastic, but doesn’t look quite as professional. Either way, this is a great versatile shirt that can be an addition to your business professional wardrobe.
Trevi Ankle Pant in Pitch Black (Size 2)
I’ll start by saying that I am pretty picky when it comes to pants. For my professional pants, as seen in photos with my Azores Blouse above, my style typically gravitates towards skinny pants in a size Tall for extra length. I honestly had pretty low expectations for the Trevi Ankle Pant… so I was really surprised how much I like them!
These pants make me look so fashionable! The Trevi Ankle Pant is high waisted and, like the Trevi Dress, has pockets on pockets. The back pockets are real, and there’s even credit card pockets in the waistband. I’m obsessed because I can stick my whole hand in the front pockets while my analyst walks me through his latest report.
Recently I have been fluctuating between size 0-3 for pants, and because I don’t want my professional pants to be too tight, I decided to size up to the 2. However, if I were to get another pair I’d probably go with the 0.
Women’s Business Travel Clothing
Overall, I am really excited for the Bluffworks women’s line. I try to rotate my outfits out each week, but my Trevi Ankle Pants are packed in my carry-on for week 2. The pieces are great for my job as a consultant, and I admire the research that Bluffworks has put into determining what makes clothes better for travel. I look forward to seeing what new clothes come out!
At the time of this post, the entire Bluffworks women’s line is 20%! Check their site for more colors and options.