Packing for Travel, packing list for London.

I am off next week to London for my God Daughter’s Graduation, from Westminster School.  I am really looking forward to the get-away. I have never been to Wimbledon and it is high on my list, so I am hoping to snag some seats.  The challenge in packing for London is to bring everything I need for casual walking and tubing all over town, appropriate attire for the very traditional tennis matches – will wear white – and festive fashion for evening celebrations.

First, I checked the weather.  It looks ideal but will still travel with trench and folding umbrella.  

Next I decided on a color scheme, black and white and a dusty pink.   It makes it so easy to mix and match, especially with shoes and bags. Since London is a cosmopolitan capital, like NYC, I am trending to a darker palette than if I were traveling to a resort.   Then I go to work on my packing list. If you read Packing for Travel, you know my technique of making a list of all the events and what you will be wearing. Make sure to wear things at least twice.

On the plane.   white pants, print blouse, black leather jacket, block heel sandals, tote, wrap 

See Packing List for What to Carry in Your Tote.

Packing for a trip to London and what to wear  Wimbledon, Karen Klopp author of Packing for Travel

tops:  The Kooples Moto Jacket  $215  /  Paige Jeans Floral Blouse  $249  

bottom:  Piazza Sempione monia Trousers  $490

 accessories:  Alexis Bittar Bamboo Hoop Earrings  $195  /  Bindya Cashmere Scarf  $425  /  Nancy Gonzales Linen Tote  $695

 shoes:  Vince Wedge Loafers  $275  /  Steward Weitzman Leather Mules  SALE $170

Daywear.  black pants, white pants, 3 blouses or shirts, 2 day dress – 1 for Wimbledon, cross body bag, comfortable shoes.

What to wear to wimbledon in daytime. Karen Klopp author Packing for Travel

tops & dresses:  J Crew Silk Button-Up Shirt  $120  /  Veronika Beard Bria Dress  $315

The Kooples Moto Jacket  $215   /  J Crew Sleeveless Knit Dress  $88  /  Frame Ruffle Top  $255  

butoms:  Piazza Sempione monia Trousers  $490  / J Crew Bi- Stretch Cotton Pants  $79

accessories:  Le Specs Luxe Cat Eye Sunglasses  $129  /  Lele Sadoughi Pink Leopard Headband  $65  /  Gucci Camera Bag  $1290

shoes: Cole Haan Wedge Sandals  $84  /  Gianvito Rossi Slingback Pumps   $675

Evenings: 2 cocktail dresses, 1 black pants, 1 evening top, clutch bag, statement jewelry, strappy sandals 

What to wear evenings in London by Karen Klopp author of Packing for Travel

top & dress:  Joie Peplum Wrap Blouse  $298  /   IRO Floral Dress  $455

pants:   J Crew Bi- Stretch Cotton Pants  $79

accessories:  Rebecca De Ravenel Leaf Drop Earrings  $415  /  Sophia Webster Butterfly Pouchette  $395  /  Bindya Cashmere Scarf  $425

shoes:  Jimmy Choo Suede Sandals  $750

Shoes. I always adhere to my 3 Shoe Rule. This does not include exercise or athletic shoes. 1 flats or wedges, 1 mid heel or block heel shoes or sandals, 1 pair of high heel strappy sandals or pumps.

Other items to pack. swim suit, travel sneakers, exercise bottoms and top, light weight down vest, packable travel trench coat, folding umbrella, packable sun hat

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