A professional wardrobe while onebagging?

July 27, 2017 - Comment

The One Bag Traveler recommends Gear, Destinations and Adventures. Hi there! I’m a full-time van dweller and house/pet-sitter. I’m currently staying in San Diego, CA. I’ll be leaving my van in Los Angeles at my friend’s place while I fly to Sarasota, FL, my hometown, for three weeks, and then I’m headed to Manhattan for

The One Bag Traveler recommends Gear, Destinations and Adventures.

Hi there!

I’m a full-time van dweller and house/pet-sitter. I’m currently staying in San Diego, CA. I’ll be leaving my van in Los Angeles at my friend’s place while I fly to Sarasota, FL, my hometown, for three weeks, and then I’m headed to Manhattan for another three weeks.

This will be my first one-bag travel adventure, but since I live very minimally already, I don’t think it will be much of a challenge for me.

Here’s my dilemma.

I’m going to be meeting with a lot of clients, and even working in-house for a few days in both cities. Do any of you have to dress professionally on a regular basis while one-bagging?

99% of the time I’m working remotely while wearing jeans and tees, and I never have to give a fuck about anyone’s opinion about what I’m wearing. However, this excursion to the east coast is going to be very, very social. My clients are business owners, doctors, tech professionals, etc.

I’m female, so I guess I’m concerned that people will judge me for wearing the same blazer, pants, and shoes every day. I always make a point to do my make-up nicely, smell good, and style my hair, so hopefully I come across as a minimalist rather than a slob. Of course I wish I didn’t have to care about how I look, but… they’re my clients, so, I want to show them respect and be respected in return.

What are your thoughts?

Correct me if I’m wrong, but, I feel like men don’t feel a social need to apologize for dressing minimally and repeating outfits. I really am trying to tap into that mindset. My outfit is still respectful and professional, even if I wore it yesterday. Ya dig? Still, that’s just my perception of myself, not what others perceive of me.

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