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One of the best ways to choose the right clothing for travel is to research your destination and gain valuable inspiration from how the locals dress.
The chicest fashion bloggers share their top tips on what to wear in London in the summer. Find out their must have travel essentials!
London in Summer
Written by Chantelle Mallin
I LOVE London style, it’s so stylish yet varied, from the weird and wonderful fashions of Camden to the trendy scenes in Brick Lane, it’s the perfect city to do some serious style spotting.
One of the top tips when visiting London in the summer is to dress for the weather, the British climate is notoriously unpredictable and changeable.
Be prepared for sun one minute and serious downpours the next, it’s important to pack for all scenarios – summer can get warm but it can also be very wet and grey – make sure to carry an umbrella and plan for layers!
Always, always, always check the weather forecast before your trip. Once you’ve researched the weather, you can focus on creating a summer travel capsule wardrobe, which should easily fit in a carryon suitcase with the help of packing cubes to compress your clothing.
Style photograph courtesy of Shini Idzikowska. Check out her awesome blog Park & Cube.
If you plan on visiting the city in the summer think PRINTS (I’m slightly in love with tropical inspired designs, perfect for S/S 14), opt for bold and bright dresses – midi length is totally chic – layered over a effortlessly cool leather or oversized denim for the cooler days or night.
Stylish leather loafers or summer sandals are great for exploring the city through the day, if you plan on exploring London by night (hit Leicester Square for rooftop bars and late night pizza stands) pack a pair of heeled ankle boots.
Avoid looking like a tourist (it’s a sure target for thieves) by sidestepping wearing cargo shorts, walking boots and a backpack, instead rock a pair of high waisted printed shorts (or a skort), a pair of flatform sandals and an oversized satchel.
Do you have any other tips on London fashion guide for summer travel? Please share in the comments!
For more tips, please read these Europe packing lists:
Suggested travel resources:
- Lonely Planet Europe on a shoestring
- Lonely Planet England (Country Guide)
- Travel Shoes for Europe
- The Best Carry-on Suitcases for Europe
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