What to wear for your trip to London this Autumn (or “FALL” as fashion editors who cannot spell like to call it!). Here is my list for different events and days out and a packing list for you.
- What to Wear for a Day exploring London
- The Perfect outfit for Afternoon Tea
- Cocktails in the City
- Dinner in the chicest city in the world
- What to wear travelling to London
“What to Wear in London”. This is probably the most liberal, open minded city in the world. We embrace everyone from everywhere and they can all wear what they jolly well like! This is what makes me proud to be English. I will be spending a week in London this Autumn and here is my packing list and 10 outfits for a trip to London:
MY PACKING LIST FOR LONDON:
- Raincoat, thin waterproof jacket or an Umbrella
- Silk Tea dresses, Cocktail dresses, Cashmere Day dresses
- Dark Jeans, Leggings, Trousers, Track Suit
- Thin Cashmere Sweaters, Silk Shirts, T Shirts, Polo Shirts
- Comfortable walking shoes, trainers, high heels
- Silk underwear, stockings, Silk nightie
- Swimwear and gym gear
- Day bag (LV Neverfull) and 1evening bag
- Coat or warm Jacket, evening shawl
- Long evening Dress
I share with you some of the things I like to wear, just in case it is of help, lived in London for many years and still visit regularly. Travelling in Autumn, I recommend wearing layers then you can take something off and pop in your bag if it gets hots. On a single day at this time of year you can have glorious sunshine, clouds, rain and windy weather! Click on the photos if you want to see all the clothes info.
Layering is a good idea at this time of year or in winter so you can add or take off some items! Let’s start with a perfect black T (Click on the photo to buy:):
I know, not cheap but this is an investment piece and ‘cost per wear’ will be incredible because you will wear r it time and again. Definitely on my winter shopping list, to be worn traveling on flights, a walk in the park, lounging around in hotels…. the list is endless! Wear with these matching Cashmere track pants:
Just click on the photo to see more details and buy the products. A raincoat of some sort is a good idea for London in Autumn or winter! However, do not buy a rain coat just for London, I find putting an Umbrella in my bag is just as good. Maybe take a fold up waterproof too.
Take a good size day bag that can fit your Camera and whatnot. Definitely take a small evening bag.
How perfect is this little bag? Perfect restaurant bag, evening… look fantastic anywhere bag! OK. First up is:
What to Wear for a Day Exploring London:
Jeans, leggings or trousers of some sort are a good idea at this time of year. The weather can be glorious but then it can also be chilly with a cool breeze. I recommend a pair of cool trainers, Nike for me, Silk Shirt, Cashmere Sweater. Add a jacket depending on the weather.
Take a large shoulder bag for everything you need during the day. My Louis Vuitton Neverfull has been to so many countries around the world and I 100% recommend it. Don’t forget your city pass, if you are visiting some of the London Sights! Here are some of my suggestions for a day out:
The Perfect Outfit for Afternoon Tea in London:
Everyone likes to take Tea in the afternoon in England! However, it is not usually this lavish. If you plan on going to one of the famous places for Afternoon Tea, then you need a Tea Dress. Very on trend right now, they are absolutely everywhere online and in the shops.
I have so many of these dresses, dress up or down, wear with bare legs or black tights and boots in winter – looks great! (the dress in the photo is by The Kooples):
Cocktails in the City:
Obviously depends on where you are gong, but I always love a dress. Tip: How about wearing the tea dress above for cocktails too? Just add some heels and evening bag. Dress up for a Vavavoom night out though! I love this dress, too young for me, but how gorgeous is it? Under £100 so a steal.
DINNER IN THE CHICEST CITY IN THE WORLD:
Wear a little bit of eyeshadow for the evening too! The Bare Minerals kit, above, will be going with me this winter!
As usual wear whatever you want in London! How about a shopping trip to buy something from London to take home with you? My favourite shops are in Knightsbridge. I always love a trip to Harrods on the first floor, especially during sale times. I could happily live in Harrods. Designer fashion on the first floor and younger, high street labels on the 4th.
10 outfits for a trip to London? If you don’t want a dress, how about a Tuxedo jacket with a black T-shirt or black shirt? Mix it up a bit!
If you have time to take a day trip out of London, I really recommend the world famous Bicester Outlet Village. This is actually the number 1 destination in the UK for Chinese visitors! Here are all the details:
What to Wear Travelling to London:
My top tip for arriving on a long haul flight is to take a fresh, clean outfit and change just before I land. This way I arrive looking elegant and non-crumpled which is especially important if it is a Press trip.
On a flight I always change into a comfortable track suit. I absolutely love the Cashmere one I linked at the top of the page. This will look great and be comfortable too, pair with ballet pumps or trainers.
What Not To Wear:
I planned a little list of What Not To Wear. But….. I feel too mean writing it! If visitors from the Mid West want to explore London dressed for hiking up Mount Everest, well, who am I to judge! Hah! Can I just point to one thing though? Please don’t use a Back Pack, just for your own security. However, if you really cannot imagine life without it, then buy a Purse or wallet and keep it with your valuables inside your coat or jacket.
Well….. I hope this helps and that you have a fantastic trip to London! Use the same packing list for a trip to Paris in Autumn/Winter too, the climate is the same. The difference is, the french do not talk about the weather all the time and so visitors do not realise it rains, a lot, in Paris!