Jessica writes,“Hi I was wondering if you could do a possible what to wear for a student who is going to live abroad for several months…I moving to london for several months and I have no idea what type of clothes to bring or essential pieces.”
Not a problem! Since you’re spending a semester abroad in London over the next several months, you have to be prepared for their weather. Now that we’re heading into fall, it would be best to carry some of the season’s essentials.If you remember, Claire recently gave us the scoop in “Fashion Bomb 101: 10 Fall and Winter Basics”. Let’s try to incorporate some of that here.
I fell in love with this $198 W118 by Walter Baker cotton and faux leather trench (PETA friendly, folks!)
The faux leather detailing on the coat is a fun spin on the fashion classic. I also wanted a little twist on a sweater and came across this Helmut Lang sweater, complete with an asymmetric hem. A buckled boot complements the trench, and olive pants beautifully.
Next, I chose a chunky knit sweater and leather skirt.
Before the temperatures take a drastic dip, go jacket free in a Vanessa Bruno red knit sweater. Pair the chunky sweater with a more fitted bottom, a la this leather skirt. Although I did not include it in this collage, feel free to incorporate a trusty pair of opaque tights. Finish the look with a pair of booties, and Chloé Paraty Medium leather shoulder bag.
It wouldn’t be a trip to London if we didn’t somehow incorporate a Burberry trench.
However, not to worry! If you don’t have the bucks to splurge, you can always go for a more affordable option, like this classic beauty from Banana Republic. Give your feet a rest, and rock a pair of flat of flat boots (a personal must-have). Let’s not forget a sweater, and fly bag, to boot.
For this last look, I wanted to incorporate a few more essentials.
A leather jacket is a classic piece that will prove to be worth the investment. You can pair this McQ Alexander McQueen, with a pair of dark jeans (another key item). I tend to live in a beanie during the cooler months, a perfect way to retain heat. After that, all you need are a pair of studded boots, a bag, and a teal manicure.
To recap, you should try to bring fall essentials. Sweaters, boots, headgear, dark denim, and jackets are all a must. Again, if you need more suggestions, feel free to refer back to our “Fashion Bomb 101: Ten Fall and Winter Basics” post.