Winter Travel Outfit // My London Uniform

For our quick trip to London I had about thirty minutes from the time I got home after dropping the kids off in New Hampshire until we left for the airport to pack.

I brought two pairs of pants (black jeans and regular jeans), four sweaters (three of the same one in different colors), and a few striped tees to wear underneath. I never used the exercise outfit + sneakers I packed or the nice blouse I brought. That said, I was pretty happy with the comfortable and warm travel uniform I ended up with everyday.

For Paris earlier this year I spent weeks thinking about what I’d bring and hours laying out outfits and thinking about what I’d wear (traveling with 13 darling + stylish women seems more intimidating than a few days with Ben and another couple). It turns out, it didn’t really matter that much on either trip.

This time though, I was more realistic about what I’d wear, I prioritized comfort, and I brought much closer to the right amount of clothes.


black puffer coat: This has been my winter coat in Boston for the last two years and I’m so glad I had it on this trip. (more cute coats and jackets here)

black jeans: All-time ever favorite pair of black denim. I love the high rise and the crop length which works really well for my height to show just a tiny bit of ankle (I’m 5’4″). They’re flattering and comfortable and I flew home in these. (more from Agolde here)

black sweater: This is the sweater of the season! I have it in three colors now and, for the price, the quality can’t be beat. It’s something I’d expect to pay $100+ for at Madewell and both my sisters are requesting I get them one for Christmas. For London I wore the maroon one on the flight over, the black one on the flight home, and the green one on a sight-seeing day. It’s a cozy fit (read sizing reviews when picking your size) – I’m wearing an XS. I also want it in the blush.  (more cute sweaters here)

striped tee: This one is super old from Gap but I found a very similar one here made out of super soft jersey (more striped tees here)

black sneakers:  These are my favorite travel sneakers because they’re light and comfortable and feel a little more chic than wearing my workout sneakers around Europe. I wore them for miles of walking each day and for both days of flying.

black crossbody: This is my favorite travel purse because I can throw in only my wallet when heading to a show and it isn’t too bit but I can also fit my DSLR in it if I don’t wan’t to carry around my camera backpack all day. The black goes with everything and it has held up impeccably over the years.  (more crossbodies here)


P.S. If you’re still looking for last minute gift ideas, did you know Shopbop has a large selection available on Amazon with prime shipping?? Check it out here. 



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