When I was planning my trip to London with Expedia.ca what I was going to wear was always top of mind. The weather in London at the end of February is quite mild compared to Toronto with the biggest difference is the possibility of rain – we were so lucky not a drop this trip. When it came to selecting colours I went for very neutral – black, white, blue and olive green. Not the most creative of colour schemes but one that could get me through the weekend easily but stylishly. Ever since I hit my 30s I always dress when flying and that means blazers and denim. It looks polished and I want to be at my best when I start a travel adventure.
Another important tip for the English weather this time of year is layering. We saw other tourists wearing heavy down filled coats which would be too heavy for us – it’s a Canadian thing. It has to be -10 celsius for that. Coats, blazers, button downs and sweaters all work together if the weather falls a bit or you get a nice sunny break.
What exactly did I pack?
- 2 coats – 1 thin wool, 1 trench
- 3 pairs of jeans – 1 dark blue skinnies, 1 distressed, 1 black pair
- 2 turtle necks – black and olive green
- 1 sweater coat – black
- 1 vest
- 1 blue blazer
- 2 button down shirts
- 1 black dress
- 1 black lace pants
- 1 off the shoulder blouse
- 1 jumpsuit (the only thing I packed that I did not wear)
- 1 knit skirt
- 4 pairs of shoes – 1 pair of trainers, 2 pair of booties (flat & thick heels), 1 pair of heels)
The summer is the busiest travel time in Europe, however, when travelling off peak you get to experience many destinations minus all the hordes of tourists which is perfect when all you want to do is spend time with a girlfriend or partner and enjoy all the city has to offer in 75 hours.