I'm pretty sure that the automotive die-hards born and bred…
It’s very exciting to get an invite to the lovely, scenic Lake Tahoe, California. But after the moment of bliss passed, and I had a chance to read the instructions provided by Kia, who would be hosting me, I thought, “What am I going to wear?!”
- 72 hours including travel
- There may be contact with snow
- We will be outdoors, at night, and it will be cold
- Must pack layers
- Also need my down jacket, ugly sweater (more on that later), snow boots, normal boots I can drive in, laptop, camera and chargers…
- The kicker? This must fit in one carryon roller bag and a shoulder bag. Ok, GO!
I put together four solid outfits, even some mix and match options if I really felt I needed it. It is so important, even when the event is casual, to put your best foot forward. Thankfully, I live in a colder climate and have clothes that are suitable for inclement weather. Winter also happens to be my favorite season (Yes, I’m nuts because I like the cold) so I have a variety of shoes, scarves and jackets to fit the bill.
How to pack for a press trip in Lake Tahoe (as a woman)
For the trip home, I’ll just wear a sweater from earlier in the week with a fresh tee underneath. The name of the game in packing light – even when you have to pack things like snow boots – is to pack items that can be repurposed.
Bottom line, as a woman in the auto industry, you CAN look good and feel good at a “log cabin chic” press event. Hope this helps you the next time you’ve got to cram your must-haves into 72 hours and one carryon!
What other tips do you have for packing for press trips? Especially one that’s not in a typical summery spot?