I’m an overthinker by nature. I tend to work myself into a tizzy before every trip trying to figure out what to pack to ensure that I’m fully prepared for my destination. Packing for a London summer has been a bit anxiety-inducing.
I’ve been obsessively checking weather forecasts, and asking people who have lived in London how I should be packing to stay warm and dry.
London is only just now coming out of a wet spell. Accuweather predicts that there will be at least two rainy days while I’m there at the end of this month. I’m not a fashionista by any stretch of the imagination, so my packing list looks like this:
- Six 3/4- or long-sleeved shirts
- Two cardigans
- Two jackets for layering
- Two pairs of jeans/chinos
- Rainproof outer shell
- Doc Martens and a pair of kicks
Everything is going to be in neutral colours so I don’t have to think about matching. The Tripadvisor London Forum and my Fodor’s guidebook advises that I bring an umbrella. But it’ll be cumbersome to manage one, so I’m going with a rain shell. Anything that I sorely need, I’ll just buy when I’m there.