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What to wear in London in summer



A record 19.88 million tourists (international) visited London in the year 2016 making it the second most visited city in the world after Bangkok. Summer is the most frequented time and whether travelling to the city from places close or far i have got you covered with what to pack so you have a fashionable but practical suitcase full of clothes and things for a trip to my favourite city.

 To begin with let me give you a let down on London style. I plan to cover what is London style in detail in a separate post but to just describe in brief, London style is classic and sophisticated with some quirkiness and edge. You always see the latest trends on the streets. Londoners have this polished and chic look with hints of fun and their own personality in their outfits. Somewhere between Paris and Milan

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The thumb rule for packing for any travel is to consider 1. the weather and no 2. what you plan to do in your travel. So before you begin to pack plan down your itinerary, if you are spontaneous kind and want to take as it comes, 100% think  about the kind of activities you will want to do in the city even if you can’t plan it just yet and do a weather check  so you know what is coming weather wise and there are no disappointments. 

A bit about London weather- London is having it great at the moment weather wise and it makes me really happy, even though i am not in London right now i am happy for the city and and its residents who have had a rough time lately with terrorism and things. Yesterday was the hottest day in 40 years and my friends, family and everyone on social media was like we are dying, about to melt!!!! Lollllll !! I totally get it, just last summer i was about to faint twice in London due to the heat, its just weird how the sun falls! Haven’t ever really come close to that in Delhi where the temperature in summers is 45 degrees celsius plus but London 30 degrees plus means disaster. Having said that, such days are rare and i will always want it to be sunny in London. Glorious and divine in the sun! If one word best describes our London weather it is ‘unpredictable.’ Not a shock to experience four seasons in a day, bright and sunny (28 degrees) starts to rain (becomes 18)  then the winds want to have a go (falls to 9) and if you are in luck it will be sunny again!!!!!! So you really have to be ready for all kinds while looking great, exactly the reason majority of London girls, carry a tote bag usually the Longchamp Le Pliage tote bag or a backpack with some shoes and clothes option. 

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Before i write down the essentials let me talk about this outfit i wore in London a week back to go to Peggy Porschen Cakes. Dress over jeans is literally my go to London summer outfit. Trust me what i told you about the heat wave is rarest of rare (the avg temp in London in summer is 20 degrees celsius)  and even on the hot days, evenings may not be so bare legs are mostly not practical and summer means dresses so dress over jeans is my practical way to do summer in London. And now the essentials for summer in London. 

  1. Bring flat sandals, white sneakers and the current trending mules. Spelling summer and warm weather take the liberty with your shoes. Keep a pair of heels just incase you go somewhere fancy. Restaurants can have dress codes so do check in advance.
  2. A light jacket- A leather jacket or a denim jacket or a trench coat- I say or because it all depends on the space in ur suitcase and why will u carry 3 jackets for a week long trip so choose what suits u best but in my opinion a leather jacket is the best bet because it is very versatile goes with dresses, skirts, jeans everything and works for semi formal to casual occasions. 
  3. Keep trending shirts/ blouse to wear with jeans but also do not forget a plain white tee. White tee is super versatile for city outfits. Paired with skirts or jeans alike.
  4. Bottoms- Trousers and jeans, depends on what you wear. Shorts are not essential but you can certainly if you love them, will also suggest keeping a pair of tights to wear with shorts if it is not enough warm.
  5. Hat is the number 1 accessory for London. Londoners love to wear hats, go so well with the mood of the city. In case you can’t make space in your luggage you can always buy at Primark or Topshop  for a day of fun around london town.
  6. Scarfs save you many a times- For summer you can keep a lightweight one. 
  7. Bring on the prints, patterns and colours. With the sun more in sight the colours look more yummy! Bright dresses and skirts to pair with neutral pieces should be in your suitcase. 
  8. Also keep a thin cardi easy to throw on over ur dresses.
  9. Bag -  A tote or a backpack to keep all ur essentials for your day out and a fancy sling bag. 
  10. Bring the bling with earrings, rings and necklaces. 
  11. Pack a mix of neutrals and colourful pieces, trendy and basic pieces. A ratio of 2 trendy to 3 basic will help you create more outfits from few pieces.
  12. Colours to wear in London- Londoners usually wear more neutral colours black, white, grey and nude. Khaki and navy are other favourites. It has to do with the grey weather but in the summer you see a lot more colour on the streets. Bright hot reds, pinks, corals and the likes.

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What i wore- Dress- ASOS, Jeans- Zara , Flat sandal- Zara 

Essentials to keep in your bag for a day out in London- Umbrella, water bottle, sunscreen, something to eat like biscuits or anything u like, scarf / thin cardi / light jacket choose whichever goes well with ur outfit.  Also make sure you have some cash to pay incase cards are not accepted or something wrong with the machines. 

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Are you traveling to London in the summer? Hope these packing tips are helpful.

Thank you for stopping by! See you with my next.

Love
Chichi

22 comments

  1. I love the way you styled your hair. Looks fun.

    www.underaytedray.com

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  2. Great tips and amazing pictures!!!

    You look gorgeous!

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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  3. Gorgeous photos and outfit! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  4. Love this tea shop! Or at least I think I'd love it! Saw so many pictures...
    I wanna go myself!
    Have a sweet evening Chichi! Looking gorgeous as usual!
    Plume d'Auré
    www.plumedaure.com

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  5. WOW, I love the photos!
    Lots of love,

    xx, Kris

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  6. Gorgeous photos! Your jeans are amazing & your hair looks AMAZING

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  7. I'm not headed to London, though I wish I were! These tips will surely come in handy for packing!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  8. Loveeee the look! I wish I was still around in London for the summer period! x

    TOUCHOFGS // BLOGLOVIN 

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  9. Oh that is such a beautiful outfit. It looks comfy and yet super chic for summer. i find summer dressing just so hard tbh

    love, kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

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  10. Gorgeous pictures! I like your outfit: so chic and comfortable at the same time.

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  11. I totally agree with you, flats are so important in London! I loved the pictures, with flowers and the great dress with jeans, and beautiful earrings! You really look great, so sweet pictures! Returning little by little to blog activities today :) It feels quite nice :) Hope you have a great week!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  12. whole heartily thank you for giving out valuable information

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  13. What a beautiful place! I totally agree with flats too! Great dress!

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  14. ohhhh I looooove Peggy Porschen cupcakes :)
    You look amazing and your tipps are great. I would travel to london in july and looking forward to this trip. In 2016 we was 2x in london.
    xo Tina

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  15. Your pictures are so gorgeous and the scenery is pretty! I love your tips about what to bring especially basics and neutrals!

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  16. Such a cute look and the sweetest shop ever! Thanks for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday & have a wonderful holiday weekend!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com/

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  17. Great look. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

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  19. So simple, so pretty. Loved this, some really interesting ideas here :)

    https://sop4ie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Pretty photos! Perfectly matched for your outfit. I definitely know about unpredictable weather in Florida!

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  21. I'm loving these photos! Such a cool and feminine vibe xx

    Jill
    http://www.jilldap.com

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