What to Wear: Connect Edition

By Betty Ann Graham, August 19, 2019

Comfortable and functional don’t always fall into the realm of fashionable, but Connect’s event planners and Kristen Francis of OFFPRICE have it down to an art. See their picks for looking and feeling good while on the go at a trade show.

Tinsley FlintMeetings Coordinator, Connect Tinsley Flint


“I have fun mixing simple, neutral items with edgy jeans or a stand-out sneaker.”


Why it is important to dress the part:
“Showing your confidence and creativity through your style will influence your first impression with another attendee in a positive way and will help the meeting to start on the right foot.”

Take it from her: “My go-to brands for on-site clothing are Joie, Zara, Who What Wear from Target, Banana Republic and Madewell.”

The look: “These pieces can go straight from the plane to a meeting: versatile, comfortable, and a change of pace from the usual white button-down-and-slacks look. If you take my advice on anything, the blue light glasses are fantastic!”

Her Picks:

1. Hopper glasses, $95, Felix Gray
2. Garvey slip-on, $225, Vince
3. 
CozyChic Lite Circle cardigan, $116, Barefoot Dreams
4. 
Dakota backpack, $175, Dagne Dover
5. 
Lab trouser, $168, lululemon

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