What to Wear to CES (and other Conventions where you’re on your feet for hours)

What to Wear to CES

Let’s face it, it’s a question many women ask every single time they’re heading somewhere for work, “What to Wear… ?”

It can be a challenge to pinpoint the perfect outfit, especially when you’re heading to a Conference, a Convention, or off-site work event. You don’t want to be too over-dressed or too casual. Many times when you’re heading to these places there’s never a “WHAT TO WEAR” section on the website. The only information you’re usually armed with is: 1) the weather 2) photos from previous years 3) people sharing what they wore in the past.

This year for CES, I was a complete fashion novice. I knew the weather in Vegas was in the 60s during the day, but at night it dropped to the 30s. I knew people said that comfortable shoes were a MUST, so that was really the only thing I had in terms of best shoe-practices. I stood in my closet vowing that I would pack light, but the reality was – how could I when I didn’t know what to wear to CES?

I ended up doing what I usually do, pack for every single fashion-case scenario with a suitcase that was 48 pounds.

I wanted to make it easy for other women. I know I titled this post for CES, but in true meaning, this is a fashion post for any convention, conference, off-site work event. You want to look professional, but you also want to look (let’s say it) chic, too.

Here’s a breakdown as to what I wore at CES and how you can make it a little more adaptable to your own personal style.

DAY #1 DAY: I wanted to wear jeans on the first day. For me, jeans are the most comfortable item for me. If you know me and my style, you know I’m all about distressed jeans, so that’s what I opted for because it’s my jean of choice. Others may choose a dark wash/bootcut/skinny/relaxed fit, it doesn’t matter what kind of jean you choose, just as long as it’s your style. Paired with a blazer and a fun graphic tee. I love the look of casual and business mixed, especially for conventions and conferences. As far as shoes, I wore black wedge booties. I was completely comfortable all day – and when I say all day – I mean 10 hours on my feet.
What to Wear to CES
What to Wear with Distressed Jeans

DAY #1 NIGHT: We were heading out to some after-hour parties and events. I wanted to stay in jean, but a little more “dressy” jean. I opted for a dark wash skinny jean with riding boots and a flowy top. I’m obsessed with my new Free People tops, so I absolutely made sure I was wearing them.
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What to Wear this Skinny Jeans

DAY #2 DAY: Little Black Dress with riding boots
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What to Wear Little Black Dress

Easy outfits that can be worn and styled for your comfort and convenience!

Always pack a Little Black Dress (you can dress up and down), Flats, Riding Boots/Wedge Booties, Jeans, Trousers, Blazers, Blouses and Tees.

What to Wear to CES (and other Conventions where you’re on your feet for hours) was last modified: July 8th, 2015 by Audrey McClelland
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  1. You look so super cute and chic every single day. I don’t know how you do it. All are simple pieces, but you just have a way of putting them together. I really need a couple of graphic tees to wear with blazers. I love the juxtaposition between casual and dressy.

What to Wear to CES (and other Conventions where you’re on your feet for hours) was last modified: July 8th, 2015 by Audrey McClelland