During our trip London was rather cold. There were snow flurries the day we arrived and the next day it straight up snowed. Miraculously it did not rain at all during the five days we were there. As a reference we were in London March 17-22, which was suppose to be in the 40s and 50s but the weather ended up being 30s and windy. Today I’m sharing my packing guide for traveling to London in March.
Now, I’m a Michigan gal and I can handle cold. Normally when it’s 30 degrees I would be at home and not roaming around the city. However the cold never stopped me from traveling or playing tourist! Therefore I was prepared and packed properly for our trip. These are the items I packed:
5 Sweaters – black, pink, white, beige, grey, and rainbow stripe
5 pairs of denim – black, white, pink, grey, and boyfriend jeans
4 Coats – camel coat, leopard coat, teal coat, pattern coat
3 pairs of shoes: Naturalizer black booties, Sezane sneakers, M. Gemi slip-on
1 Tote Bag
Winter Accessories – gloves and scarf
As you can see I was constantly bundled up! My method for packing was to have monochromatic base layers (grey sweater + grey denim) and a colorful coat. I packed a monochromatic black, pink, grey, and white looks and chose my head scarf based on the coat I was wearing. It was easy and didn’t take much effort but worked wonders for looking put together and staying warm!
I was practical with my handbag choice and went with a basic big tote. This tote bag from Cuyana is wonderful and fits so much into it! I purchased the organizer insert and it really was a gem during my trip. I was able to fit my camera, water bottle, extra lens, and snacks in the tote. I highly recommend a spacious tote for travel!
Another game changer item was these Sezane Jack sneakers. These shoes were beyond comfortable! I wore them just about everywhere – even to afternoon tea at Sketch! My sister calls them my fancy sneakers, and they truly are fancy yet super comfortable! I didn’t pack a single pair of heels because I knew I could not manage walking in them just after my foot surgery and realistically it’s difficult to be a tourist in heels!! White sneakers a great choice for travel because they match with any and every type of outfit and are extremely versatile.
I chose to travel on the lighter side this trip and pack practically – by that I mean only packing 3 pair of shoes! I opted to pack a different coat for each day because we were spending most of our time outdoors. I highly recommend dressing in layers for London! The weather is extremely unpredictable and it’s best to be prepared!
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