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Dress me for 24 hours in London

(14 Posts)
MelanieCheeks Tue 11-Mar-14 12:20:14

Ok style gurus! I'm visiting that London this weekend - arrive Sat lunchtime, will be meeting with my 2 adult children, one of whom is working on a West End show, which I am going to see on Sat eveing. Staying with an dear old friend, and lunch next day with son to meet his new girlfriend.

I'm not taking lugagge so, I need to be able to carry everything I need in a large handbag (I have a satchel style one in a grey Orla Kiely print). Friend will have enough by way of shampoos and moisturisers, so I just need a toothbrush.

Give me some outfit suggestions please!

Mygoldfishrocks Tue 11-Mar-14 12:24:48

Well, for day wear I'd be in dark denim skinny jeans, black suede Ash trainers and a loose fitting drapey top or slim fitting striped t shirt. Long sleeved as it's still a bit chilly. I'd top this off with my fat face gilet - I've got two in either pink or navy and I'd probably plump for the navy. Bag wise, my mulberry Anthony in black.

That's pretty casual but perfect if you're traipsing about ?

Mygoldfishrocks Tue 11-Mar-14 12:25:52

Some nice silky type tops will roll up nicely in a hand bag and dark skinnies will see you from day to night

Artandco Tue 11-Mar-14 12:30:35

Dark jeans and flats. Smart casual top/ shirt x2. One to wear, one to pack. Smarter one for the first day/ eve. Add simple jewellery. Cardigan/ round neck thin wool top.

Long coat/ trench coat - it's cold still.

NigellasDealer Tue 11-Mar-14 12:32:11

A Camden Council binmens' hi viz jacket
a 1930s knitted men's bathing costume
Cowboy boots

MelanieCheeks Tue 11-Mar-14 13:09:57

I like Nigella's ideas, and own several things on that list already!

janmoomoo Tue 11-Mar-14 13:38:14

Skinny jeans and knee length boots. Wear one top saturday day and a clean one for saturday night with same jeans and boots (jeans is fine for the theatre). Statement jewellery, nice coat. Then a dress for Sunday with the same boots with tights.

Simply everyone in London is wearing knitted men's bathing costumes with hi-via at the mo so don't go with that.

Lottiedoubtie Tue 11-Mar-14 13:40:22

It's London the whole point is that you can wear whatever you want and not stand out wink

NigellasDealer Tue 11-Mar-14 13:41:28


MelanieCheeks Tue 11-Mar-14 14:36:19

I considered boots - flattish ones so they're comfy for all that traipsing about on the Tube. But then it's a bit faffy to take them off at airport security.

mirpuppet Tue 11-Mar-14 14:46:03

Do you have a trench (or other coat) instead of the gilet?

specialsubject Tue 11-Mar-14 14:53:42

layers to go from outside to the ridiculously overheated buildings. No wonder this country is running out of energy when our biggest city is heated AND air-con'd, and needs neither.
walkable-in shoes for pavements, buses, the tube.
apart from that - who cares?

don't all shoes have to come off at the airport anyway?

MelanieCheeks Tue 11-Mar-14 15:11:47

So far I'm thinking:

Dark jeans
Dubarry brown leather boots.
Green Boden wrap top for day
Grey loose silky top with sparkly detail for evening
Coral pashmina wrap
Beige trench
Either brown/ multi wrap dress for Sunday, or a cream crochet top with the jeans.

Footwear - sometimes it does, sometimes not, I try to travel in shoes that are easy to take on and off, so I avoid lace-ups for instance.

Puddles1234 Tue 11-Mar-14 15:37:04

Day time: Cigarette Trousers with a casual vest or cami and a Chanel boucle jacket paired with a stiletto pump or pointed toe flats or Loafers.

Evening: You could wear the daytime outfit with stiletto pumps or maybe a cocktail dress and YSL tuxedo jacket and either stiletto pumps or barely there sandals.

Sunday Daytime: Maybe a shift dress with heels or ankle boots?

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