What to Pack for London, England in the Fall

What to pack for London England packing light list #travelliught #packinglight #traveltips #travel Tank • H&M | Pink Blouse • Vince Camuto, less expensive| Striped Shirt • Mango | White Blouse • H&M |
Black Shirt • Madewell | Grey Sweater • Mango | Green Sweater • Mango | Black Sweater • H&M |
Blazer • H&M | Black Dress • Zara | Casual Denim • H&M | Dark Denim • Mango | Black Pants • H&M |
Jacket • Mango | Scarf • Mango | Hat • Shoptiques | Sunglasses • TOMS | Flats • Mango |
Sneakers • Adidas | Booties • Calvin Klein | Tote • Abbacino | Crossbody • Nordstrom Rack |

Long weekends always throw me for a loop and I have trouble catching up from it so sorry this post is late. I really tried to get it out for morning but I gave up at 11 last night because I was getting a sore throat, my kid wouldn’t stay in bed, and I had the urge to play Candy Crush, and Pet Rescue in peace ;)

This is a last-minute request is for a mid-late October visit to London, England with a potential trip to Tokyo after. Both London and Tokyo will have very close temperature ranges over the next month but there is a 50% chance of rain in London on any given day. That means at least once every two days it will probably rain at some point so be prepared. It’s easy to keep a small umbrella in your bag for those occasions. The temperatures average around 12°C with highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C which is actually a quite comfortable temperature and a mid weight coat and sweaters will be weather appropriate.

I tend to gravitate towards flat heeled shoes in my lists because a) that is where my preference is (my shorter stack heeled booties are about as high as I go comfortably), and b) they are more comfortable to walk in for extended periods of time over the uneven grounds of many European cities as well as for chasing after kids in. If heels are your thing it is very easy to swap out from the list. I included a cute dress for dressier occasions as well as black pants, blouses, a cami, and blazer for instances where you need to dress up but in a more casual atmosphere. I would follow a similar format when selecting what to bring for Tokyo since the climates will be similar. The outfit options are in this post.

Are you a heels person?
There was a period that I wore heels all the time. Even while standing on my feet for 10+ hours a day while working. The thought of that now makes me cringe slightly, although I will wear them on dressy occasions (not super high though).

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2 Comments

  1. I really love this travel wardrobe, Sara. It’s a very versatile set with some lush Fall colors. The scarf is a great addition, with a unique pattern that immediately caught my eye.

    On the shoe front, I do like wear heels, including heeled boots. But lately I’m leaning toward shorter versions and relying on platform versions to give my more even height. I believe my stiletto days are over.

    Hope you’re having a good week. Cheers, Ardith

    • Thanks Ardith.
      I think fall is my favourite season to dress. There are so many options and wonderful colours and textures.

      There was a time I could sport heels and walk a straight line even after bar hopping. I think there might even have been a time we stole a bike while drunk and I peddled double while wearing heels (not might. We did which I still feel guilt over even though we returned the bike after doing our pub crawl). I miss those moments ;) now I’m lucky I don’t turn an ankle if I wear them for an evening. Maybe I’ve got clumsier as I have aged? Who knows. I think my favourite booties have a 1.5″ heels and that seems like a comfortable compromise. I do like the being tall for a bit though.

      Any success in the moto jacket department yet?

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