DH and I just decided to visit London over Christmas. We had
been hemming and hawing and finally decided. Haven't been there in 20 years! We’ll probably go a few days before Christmas and be home by New Year’s Eve, with day trips maybe to Oxford etc. As I think about what to pack, I’m going to start with Angie’s capsule from her recent trip to the Netherlands and London, and take some additional inspiration from Style Fan’s Montreal capsule.
http://youlookfab.com/welookfa.....n-montreal I absolutely LOVE having some real examples to work with! Thanks so much to Angie and StyleFan...
I’ll be adding a few more layering pieces since it will be a little bit colder than when Angie went, plus the coats I expect to take are not super-warm, and I do expect to be outdoors a lot. I'll also add a couple of dressier pieces to have options for restaurants and Christmas day church services. We hope to be able to go to St Paul’s Cathedral but I hear the lines are very long.
I have studied Angie’s postings from her recent trip http://youlookfab.com/2016/10/.....-day-trip/ and http://youlookfab.com/welookfa.....of-my-trip and also Aziraphale's posting where she asked what London street style is about http://youlookfab.com/welookfa.....-re-london. I will find it very easy to wear the dark colors that sound like they are typical. I’ll post the full capsule at some point.
I have a few specific questions.... …
I think a bit of snow, slush, rain is possible in London in late December but most likely there would not be a lot. I’m planning to bring one pair of warm boots (uggs shown in finds - super comfy for all day walking) that can work in snow/slush and an umbrella, but otherwise will bring warm non-waterproof outerwear and leather sneakers. (plus scarves/hats) Does that sound reasonable?
Angie I think you said you loved having both a wool overcoat and a puffer jacket….can you talk a bit more about why you loved having both? I’m thinking of taking a dark blue overcoat and a raspberry puffer jacket.
I'm doing lots of google searches of things to do but would love to hear from any fabbers on Christmas traditions in London.