What to wear in London in summer? One of the world’s most visited cities, London has something for everyone: from history and culture to fine food and exceedingly good times. 2000 years of history has made the ‘Big Smoke’ deeply cosmopolitan and exotic.
London is an amazing city to visit in summer as it is the busiest season and there are a number of fun things to do. In the summer (May through September), London is at her finest. Dressing for summer in London means lots of color and light fabrics, but you still need to be prepared for a chance of rain.
Always check the weather forecast before heading out for the day as you may need a light jumper or cardigan for later in the evening or a thin jacket or rain mac in case of a change in weather. However, there’s nothing like London on a sunny day: the whole city lights up both with the sunshine and the energy of everyone enjoying their time in it.
What to Pack for a Summer Trip to London
- Summer scarf – Summer scarves are lightweight, easy to pack or carry in a handbag and add a nice splash of color to an outfit.
- Trench coat – There’s nothing more British than a classic trench coat. Wear trench coats (in breathable fabrics) as they are sleek and stylish, and offer the perfect combination of function and fashion. Belt them up on rainy days and tie them back on dry ones and just like that, you have the perfect look.
- Umbrella – Let’s face it: it rains a lot in London. Carry the one that’s small enough to fit in a handbag, because there are a lot of mornings when you can’t tell whether it will rain or not.
- Flats – Flats are recommended because they are going to help you while sightseeing in London as it involves a lot of walking. Flats are essential for exploring.
- Sunglasses – Most people think London is rainy, but as you now know, there are some great sunny, warm-weather months. For those Sunny days, you are gonna need those sunglasses.
- Crossbody Bag – No matter which design you choose, having a small day bag to hold your wallet and camera and other small items is wildly handy.
- The rest of the outfits that you pack depend on what you wear and they can include skirts, dresses, pants, dungarees, lightweight blazers and a number of other options. This is why we recommend going through the outfits below, deciding what you want to wear and then packing accordingly.
Summer Outfits to Wear in London
If you’re planning your first trip to London, I’m so excited for you. You’re about to explore one of my favorite places on earth! You’re going to fall in love with the sights and smells and tastes of one of the greatest cities in the world. As a tourist, You might wonder what it’s like and what to pack for London. Is everyone super formal or fashionable? What do you need to pack for a trip to London?
No worries we got your back. In this post, you will find the best Outfit ideas and tips for visiting London. The tips below will help you feel more confident about planning your London trip, and once you arrive at this awesome destination.
And in case you decide to extend your trip for a few months, do check out these Winter outfits for London.
20 – Florals for the Win
Meet your new favorite city in this new-in maxi dress. This dress will become your go-to for any event with its stylish neckline and floral print. It features an all-over floral print with short sleeves and finishes in a tiered style.
Partner with sandals and a denim jacket for an on-trend look you can rely on this season. You could pair this with trainers every day or heels for the evening. This is a good choice of outfit for your first day in London when you want to keep it easy and effortless.
19 – Keep it Casual and Weather Friendly
The weather plays a role in what to wear in London, too. Not only can there be a lot of variation on a typical day. I love this outfit as it offers variations. She is wearing a basic white tank top with a pair of jeans and converse, which I think absolutely looks stunning.
A military green denim jacket on top in case the weather starts acting up. I absolutely love the touristy details in the outfit.
18 – Black on Black Vintage Look
I love London style, it’s so stylish yet varied, from the weird and wonderful fashions of Camden to the trendy scenes in Brick Lane, it’s the perfect city to do some serious style spotting. Here is a perfect inspo for you to raise your style game while visiting London. This outfit is appropriate for both summer and spring, loose the blazer when the weather is too hot.
17 – Classic Dungaree Look for Camden Town
If there is a place in London that is definitely on the list of places to visit, it is undoubtedly Camden town, One of the most interesting and colorful places in the city. You will see people wearing all types of crazy outfits here and it is your chance to go all colorful and crazy. Love this basic yet colorful look she is wearing a red mini dungaree with a white tee and matching shades.
16 – Denim Jacket with a Side Slit dress
When in London you can never pass by a red telephone booth without taking a picture. When exploring the city you will find these iconic red booths everywhere so be ready to get some aesthetic photos. For this look pair a dress with matching joggers. A denim jacket can be dressed with almost anything, blue and black is a combination that never fails to impress
15 – Mini Dress with a Trench coat and Summer Scarf
Mini dresses are going to be there for you in the hot weather, and they are always in trend. A trench coat on the other hand is your savior in the unpredictable weather of London. Pair them both and look cute and classy on this vacation. For that extra style, add a summer scarf around your neck with a pair of white sneakers, and don’t forget to wear your sunglasses!
14 – Neutral Outfit
There is so much to love about this look that we have picked out for you. Let’s start with the high-waisted wide-leg pants. They are great for summer as they are light and airy. They are super versatile as well. We love how she has paired her pants with a cropped white shirt.
This is one way to keep your summer look basic without doing too much. Pair with joggers, and a mini bag, and pop some sunglasses on top of those beachy waves.
13 – Funky Matching Set with a Blazer
A two-piece skirt set is a must! They look super cute and amazing. The best part about these is that you can even use them as a top separately with some cute pants. It’s a win-win situation. For that extra funky look, pair it with a yellow blazer and matching sunnies to channel your inner diva.
12 – Denim on Denim Look
High-waisted denim shorts look great with a white tank or tee and an oversized denim shirt worn over the tee. A good denim shirt is a timeless piece that will be in your closet for years to come. Pairing a denim oversized shirt with denim shorts is a particularly chic and easy way to style it.
11 – A Casual Day Out
Sneakers with a monochrome dress is a classic combination that everyone loves. This is the simplest, most comfortable, yet stylish floral outfit look you can ever carry in summer. To make this look interesting, wear a shoulder bag and a few delicate jewelry pieces.
10 – Beige Safari Jacket and Navy Wide Leg Trousers
Perfect for vacation days, touring new cities, or grabbing coffee with friends, this simple but super stylish look is great for all occasions. Pair up some wide-leg pants with a white basic tee and a safari jacket. Lastly, add a black purse and shades, and let your hair down to finish off the look!
9 – Blue Blazer with Tank Top and Jeans
As we have mentioned before in this article, evenings in London in summer, sometimes turn out to be unexpectedly chilly. In order to stay warm but fashionably dressed, pair a black blazer with your basic jeans and crop top outfit. Trade in your trusty loafers for this heavier-soled silhouette to elevate any outfit. Love the whole vibe of this outfit!
8 – The Vacation Fun Floral Outfit
If you are planning a vacation to London and are indecisive about what outfits you should stock up in your luggage. Then, do not worry; just take your floral dress outfit and create this fun look. We have paired a little white floral mini dress with white wedge sandals and a white crossbody bag in this outfit inspiration. Moreover, you can wear a beach hat and a pair of sunglasses to make this look even more holiday-friendly.
7 – White on White Look
When in doubt, wear white. Pairing a white button-down shirt with a white mini skirt may scare a lot of people, but when pulled together, a completely white monochromatic outfit looks beautiful. Take a look! you can add a touch of black by wearing a black crossbody bag and knee-high black boots for that extra style.
6 – Crop Top with Shorts and Coverup
Shorts are comfortable to wear and carry around when you are sightseeing. Pair your ripped denim shorts with a cute crop top or an oversized shirt sized tucked in from the front. Let your pretty cover-up flow back for an effortlessly cozy sightseeing outfit.
5 – Girls Night Out Look
Going out for a night of drinks with your girls? This ruched long dress is a perfect choice. Show those curves off and don’t forget to wear a pair of your favorite heels and minimal accessories. Tying your hair in a bun or a high ponytail will really help complete the look. This messy bun is perfectly doing the job.
If you’re planning the trip with your girls then you’ll find some really good ideas from these Girls Night Out Outfits.
4 – Animal Prints are your Bestfriend
London has so much to offer when comes to museums and galleries and the best part is that most of them are for free. Get the museum-ready look with this outfit. This chic little outfit is something you can throw together easy peasy.
What you’ll need is a white shirt, tuck that pretty top into a pair of high-waisted animal print shorts. Next, get yourself a pair of sneakers and have fun with some accessories!
3 – Co-ord Sets
Co-ord sets are never a bad choice, if you want to go for that casual look, a light blue skirt would be your go-to pick! match it with a matching top or not, would go with any other top as well! Pair it with a pair of sunglasses and flats and head out.
2 – Maxi Skirts in London
Multicolored maxi skirts with a simple tank top would make a perfect vacation look with open hair, pair it up with a matching bag, straw hat, and sandals and you’re all set to go out and explore in the hot summer days.
1 – Monday Blues
Mini dresses are going to be there for you in the hot weather, and they are always in trend. In this look, we have paired a T-shirt dress with a twist and lowrise sneakers. Moreover, in order to enhance the look, even more, carry a black crossbody bag and cap with a few accessory pieces. You can also style this outfit with a pair of usual slippers to give it a more street-smart look.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What should I wear to fit in London?
London is a very diverse place, and there is no single uniform worn by everyone. Dressing to fit in means very different things depending on who you’re with and where you are. This diversity means that you can wear almost anything that isn’t obviously ridiculous without a second glance on the street, but you’re going to need to be more specific if you want to fit in with a particular group seamlessly. In general, look at what the people around you are wearing, and try to identify the common themes.
Q. What should I wear in London in June and July?
In general, jeans and a T-shirt will probably be about right. Just make sure you have a light layer and a waterproof to put on top if it gets chilly/rainy, and also pack something that will do for the occasional day that’s actively hot. If you’re more of a shorts person, you could aim for shorts instead of jeans but make sure you have a pair of longer trousers for chillier days.