The British have a saying about their weather, “Four seasons in one day,” and it proved to be more than true on my recent trip to London. We arrived in the middle of a heat wave – hot and sweaty the first few days – but by the time we left, the weather had turned chilly and rainy. And of course, I had packed mostly for colder, Autumn weather, so a lot of my organized, careful packing went out the window.
The packing list below is a combination of what I wore while I was there, plus a few items I didn’t pack but wish I had. Hindsight is 20/20, right? Also, in honor of the high street clothing brands, I’m featuring lots of Topshop, River Island, Warehouse, and Oasis, because sometimes it’s fun to see what affordable fashion looks like on the other side of the pond.
So here’s a packing capsule wardrobe for London – versatile, functional, comfortable and stylish. (Of course, I packed extra items, but I stripped the list down to the items that I truly relied on. Next time I’ll pack light.)