What to Wear: London

What to Wear: London

Dashing off on an international jaunt? How exciting! Here is Marla’s request:

I have been reading your blog for a while now….and your “what to wears” are my favorite. I thought of you when my husband informed me of our upcoming trip. He has received an international assignment for work…2 years in London, and we are very excited. Our house hunting trip is in 2 weeks. I want to make the most of it as it is my first time in the city. I think it will be a pretty busy week…lots of time on the train, walking, a few meeting with schools, meeting work associates, dinners out, etc. I am hoping to put together a few outfits that I can mix & match…super versatile. The weather is likely to be cool & wet, and we will be out & about a lot. I am a stay-at-home mom of two, 5’7″, size 6-8, with a wardrobe with some decent basics. I wouldn’t mind picking up a few new things for the trip.

London is such a fun city for fashion. It’s also pretty darn cold. Here’s my recommendation:

Skirt – A little tweed mini is fun for winter with a pair of warm black tights. Better than pants on rainy days because you’ll dry faster.
Turtleneck – A warm basic in black.
Flats – I took these with me to Paris. Super comfortable! You can hardly see the rubber soles when you wear them.
Jacket – A cropped white peacoat will be warm enough when you’re running around. Light enough that you can keep it on inside or wear it under a big wool coat.
Beanie – So helpful in keeping you warm and easy to toss in your bag.
Bag – Buy this at Topshop when you’re there.
Dress – Great with a pair of tights and the jacket on top.
Jeans – Nothing is more versatile. This cute pair is on sale for $30.
Sweater – This seems really “London” to me.

Have fun exploring your new city!

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  1. Bek at 7:10 pm

    so fun.

    I lived in London for years and you will love it.

    Don’t forget to check out Boden if you want some other fun basics. Buy them here in dollars before you go over… 😉 There is a great pea coat in there and some other fun “London-y” jackets tooo….

  2. deanna at 7:56 pm

    I love those shoes! What color did you get? I’m searching for shoes to wear while walking in Vegas and these might be it! Would pewter match with anything or should I go with basic black?

  3. Tanya at 8:50 pm

    I want it all!

    I always enjoy your “what to wear” posts, but often find them too colorful for my personal style. I know, I know…I should take inspiration from you and add more color to my wardrobe!

    But Im afraid Im very into my black/white/charcoal/cream/khaki/denim look…Its kind of become my signature. Every piece here is just perfect.

    Bellissima! Happy Valentines Day!

  4. Lindsey at 9:14 pm

    I want to live in London, too! Have a fabulous time!

    I love all of this as well. Unfortunately the jeans and turtleneck are already sold out online but I’m off to the BR in the mall to see about the dress!

  5. mrsem Author at 9:58 pm

    My pair is a sort metallic gray alligator…I think gray or black would both be super versatile!

  6. holly*anja at 12:02 am

    Another great what to wear. Love it. Keep ’em coming!! I’m not heading to London-town anytime soon, but these outfits would be great here in rainy, cold Boston 🙂

  7. Marla at 12:52 am

    Thanks so much Emily for the ideas! The pieces you selected are so classic & functional…I cannot wait to start packing. I plan to hit BR at the mall after I drop the kids at grandma’s!