Monica wrote, "Im going to london for the 1st time and was wondering what to pack. It's going to be the last week of dec so i'll be there for christmas eve and nye. Im going to visit a friend I met over the summer."
Then, Nancy B. wrote, "Hello Outblush! So I'm going on a trip to London and Paris in the beginning of December this year. It's my first trip across the pond and I'm really excited. I'm writing you for some fashion help. I don't want to be branded "tourist" my whole trip so I wanted to know if there were some key wardrobe pieces I can pick up so I blend a little better. London might not be too much of a challenge, but I'm a little worried about Paris. Do I need a fabulous coat? Scarf? I've heard from friends that sneakers are a no-no. I would really appreciate some pointers. Thanks! Nancy B"
Monica & Nancy, for inspiration, we turned to two of our favorite London style blogs, The Style Scout and Streetstyle London. A lot of the same things that are in here are there, as well: skinny trousers, harem pants, leggings, baggy blazers over tank tops/dresses, dresses worn over leggings & warm tights, tons of funky jewelry, swing coats or bomber jackets, etc. We'd suggest a few pairs of comfortable, walkable flats and flat-heeled boots, too. Enjoy your trips, ladies!
1 - French Connection Moon Top ($148)
2 - ASOS Tailored Boyfriend Blazer ($59 on sale)
3 - French Connection Winter Wings Sweater ($128)
4 - TopShop Flannel Camel Boyfriend Open Jacket ($135)
5 - Long Sleeve Tuck Shift Dress ($100)
6 - Fleece Collared Wool Cape ($160)
7 - L.A.M.B. Pleated Ponte Knit Pants ($198)
8 - Genetic Denim Freshman Skinny Trousers ($149)
9 - Cheap Monday Estelle Pants ($55)
10 - Megan Corduroy Turnover Leather Boots ($70)
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