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The Fashionable Guy’s Guide To Packing – London Style!

With Fashion Week coming up, there is no better excuse to dress smart and look suave. Whether you’re sightseeing, or you are fortunate enough to attend one of the biggest events in fashion history, get into the mood by having on-point outfits with perfect accessories to finish!

When packing, everyone comes across the dilemma of what you will have to sacrifice just to be able to travel light! Don’t worry though, you won’t have to compromise style with our guide to dressing smart for London.

Cold Weather Wear

Because let’s be honest, London isn’t the warmest place to visit…

… If you are visiting during a colder season, revisit the London heritage look with a hint of modernity. Wrap up warm with a beige overcoat, and throw in some tan brogues for a timeless look, a pair of jeans will bring the look back down to Earth yet won’t lose the sophistication. This outfit is suave, yet so practical for travelling across the English capital. Whether you’re in the Front Row, or discovering Kensington Palace, this outfit will turn heads!

For Warmer Seasons…

If you are lucky enough to have warmer weather when visiting London, you can still dress classy! Chinos are a great replacement to jeans for those hotter months, and teamed with espadrilles and a basic t-shirt, make the pants a little more casual. Alternatively, you can strip down the previous winter look and team it with a white linen t-shirt for something lighter yet appropriate for whatever your plans are!

Stylish With A Satchel

Heading to London means you are going to see so many heritage-style outfits on the streets. Something that will be practical yet striking with your look will be a leather bag. In particular, a satchel bag. You can find some amazing treasures that will last a lifetime by Boconi and Fossil but to name a few. Both can even fit a laptop if you have to work on the go!

A Wool Scarf

A scarf just pulls a look together, and of course, keeps you warm. Bring something basic that will go with everything, so you don’t have to bring several from your collection. Neutral colors like beige or camel are great options because they bring light even to an all-black outfit. Acne Studios have a super soft wool scarf in beige that will look great with every single color in your wardrobe, and it’s timeless, so well worth the investment!

Or opt for a classic – though a Burberry scarf has got the iconic pattern, it is still a good basic to have as it is so easy to throw on – it just elevates your outfit! Plus, it is crafted from the finest cashmere, so you will be fully prepared for what London weather has to throw at you!

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Shoes complete an outfit and can change the vibe. Brogues make blue denim look dressier, whilst white sneakers with black pants make the ensemble seem more urban. London is one of the fashion capitals, so if you want something a little out of the ordinary, we recommend these leather platform brogues from Prada. If you aren’t already sitting in the Front Row, you will be this time next year!

If you are looking for something a little more traditional, we recommend some oxblood brogues from Church’s – these will look striking with a camel overcoat!

Right On Time

Every man would be lost without his faithful companion – his watch. If yours is looking a bit on the tired side, treat yourself to these simple yet elegant choices. We recommend a leather strap for something masculine yet sophisticated. Larsson & Jennings have got it on point with a leather strap and gold detailing for a wearable and smart piece.

East London is renowned for its vintage shops and hipster vibes, if you want a piece inspired by your sightseeing, Wolf & Badger have a vintage-influenced piece that is an absolute classic. You will look on trend whilst visiting some of the most stylish places in the world!

Emma Philo

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