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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!
For additional tips, check out this London Packing List and what to wear in England in Winter.
London in Summer
Written by Chantelle Mallin
Camisole | Waistcoat | Skirt | Flat | Hand bag
Style photograph courtesy of Lucy Nicholls. Check out her stylish blog Shiny Thoughts and Facebook Page
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.
Pants | Heels | Crossbody | Tee | Vest
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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I highly recommend the Rebecca Minkoff backpack due to the clasp that you can hook to the bottom, which is a deterrent for pick-pockets. Right off the plane in London I received a compliment on the bag. It was my go-to bag for the trip to London and Edinburgh. Spacious enough for my camera, etc. That and my Blondo ankle boots made me the most fashionable girl on the Tube. Thank you Travel Fashion Girl staff for your suggestions.
I thought I would comment on this one, because I miss London so much, and these articles were very helpful to me when I went. I found some of the summer days so hot I had heatstroke and ended up with swollen legs that had to be elevated the entire day at my hotel, the last full day of my trip. So I can’t emphasize enough the importance of good walking shoes (fashionability feels second to how important this is), resting in cooler areas, and hydration, an underrated fashion accessory! ;-).
Thank you for the tips Debra 🙂
This blog is my go-to for travel outfits, shoes, etc. I’ve slowly been investing in my wardrobe capsule purchasing quality pieces such as a leather Rebecca Minkoff backpack, Longchamp expandable bag, Blondo ankle boots and a pair of Anatomie pants I found on ThredUp. I recently went to London and Edinburgh and all of the above served me well. I want to thank the Travel Fashion Girl staff for this amazing blog.
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