What to wear: sightseeing in London

Classic Essentials sight seeing around London outfit

Classic Essentials sight seeing around London outfit

Classic Essentials sight seeing around London outfit

Classic Essentials sight seeing around London outfit

For anyone who has been following along on my instagram, I just spent a week in my favorite city ever. Any guesses? No surprise here: London! Ever since I came home from studying abroad two years ago, the wanderlust has been real. The city of royals, tea and red buses has been occupying my mind so when my guy and I realized we had some free time, we hopped on the chance to hop across the pond again!

Besides the diverse culture and beautiful sights on almost every street, one of my favorite things about London is its unique sense of fashion. On one corner you’ll see a classic, elegant look featuring loafers and blazers. And on the other, you’ll see a blend of eclectic punk pieces (think vintage leather and Doc Martens). Regardless of individual style, Londoners pick their tried and true pieces and stick to them – their classic essentials. So when stepping out for some sightseeing, I wanted to put together a simple yet chic look. 

Layering is key in London. One second, the sun will be shining down in full force and the next, clouds will be rolling in, giving London its stereotypical “gloomy” look. Even though we were heading to tourist spots, I wanted to pretend to blend in as much as possible. I tucked in a classic white button down into high rise jeans. I am totally obsessed with my PAIGE jeans, they’re so comfortable and easy to move around in – perfect for running around the city. I layered on a grey suede moto jacket to add an edge to my look (plus keep warm from London’s temperamental weather). With the menswear trend in full force, loafers are a closet staple and a timeless classic. I picked up this Nine West pair from Saks Off 5th and wore them the entire trip, dressed up and down! To tie together my look, I wrapped on a skinny silk scarf in a black and white pattern to keep my outfit neutral (a Brit’s favorite color scheme). 

What’s a trip to London without a trip to see the big guy? Ben there done that.

J.Crew White Button Down – $69.50

PAIGE High Rise Skinnies – $209

BLANKNYC Suede Moto Jacket – $188

Nine West Leather Loafers – $39.99 (from $89!)

Anne Klein Silk Scarf (old), I love this trendy option too – $6 (from 12!)

Link to more loafers & scarves below (all under $60!): 

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