FMC: Packing for London

About a
month ago I introduced a new series on the blog ‘Fashion Master Class’. At the
time it seemed like a brilliant idea, which it probably still is however I seem
to struggle with what to share. Because in all honesty I just do something when
it comes to fashion, I have no other rules or guidelines except for these; wear
what you like and what you feel comfortable in…

But you
know what, although I can’t really give
life-changing advice, I can share
what I like to do and what normally works for me. Look at it as me sharing tips
and tricks, which you can use if you’d like to. Therefore I thought it would be
fun to share my packing tips and tricks!

As you
might already know, I’m going to London in about two weeks! You can only imagine
how excited I am! Now although I still have two weeks until take-off, I always
like to pack my suitcase in advance to prevent any inconveniences from
happening. Knowing myself, I’d wear all the clothes I want to bring the week
before, with it all ending up in the laundry by the time I want to pack them.
In fact, ever since last week I already started to feel anxious whenever I had
to get dressed! Yup it’s that bad.

So it was about time to put all the possible ‘London candidates’ on display so I could really think about what I want to bring and what will stay. Now the only way to clear my head from all the thoughts, outfit ideas etc. was to throw every candidate on my bed. (Why do I even call them candidates?!)

Once I
could actually see everything lying on my bed – my first thought was ‘damn that’s a lot’ – I could finally
think about what to bring. Now this is the hard part. Where do we start?! I
thought it was easier to start with night-time outfits since those are less and
probably will be more creative/fancy than daytime outfits. I simply started to
try things on and then decided what would work better, what makes me feel
comfier etc. From there I could narrow my options down very easily. I now have
four night-time outfits with three nights to wear them. It’s good to have an
extra option, especially if you’re picky like me!

Now on
to daytime outfits, which can be trickier. What will the weather be like, what
will I be doing during the day, will I have to walk a lot, do I have to change
easily (because shopping will be happening). When taking all these things in account,
your head might feel like it’s going to explode. But don’t worry, you will make
the right choices – at least that is what you hope.

Since I
had less bottom options I decided to narrow that section down, before moving on
to the tops. I soon came to the conclusion that once pair of black jeans and a
black skater skirt would be enough for four days. Of course I wanted a few more
options, so I decided to bring two dresses in case the weather will be very
nice. Once I had the bottoms it was pretty easy to select a few tops. I went
for five tops – again, choice is
– to wear with the bottoms.

As for
shoes, bags and jackets, always try to bring as little as possible. I decided
on my leather jacket since that goes with everything
and my parka which is better on colder and rainier days. A pair of ballet flats
will do the trick if I have to walk a lot, one pair of black heels for night-time
and a pair of black shoes for something in-between. I have one clutch for
night-time, one small black backpack for when I want to be completely hands-free and more on the fashionable
side and my medium black satchel which is perfect for travelling!

I haven’t
decided on make-up and jewellery yet, but those can be packed a few days before
leaving anyway. Besides, I hardly wear any jewellery lately so I don’t think
that will be too difficult to pack.

Phew, that felt like a lot! Now that I packed my
suitcase I feel much more relaxed and excited to go! How do you normally pack
your suitcase?

Lots of Love,




  1. Mónica Sors ( Mes Voyages à Paris )
    May 28, 2014 / 8:55 am

    Enjoy your trip!!xxMónica SorsMES VOYAGES A PARIS

    • Savannah Giersthove
      May 30, 2014 / 9:44 am

      Thank you Mónica! xoxo Savannah

  2. Underground Ladies
    May 28, 2014 / 5:26 pm

    Lucky girl ! I miss London so badly .. this city is incredible 🙂 Enjoy xx

    • Savannah Giersthove
      May 30, 2014 / 9:44 am

      I really am hahaha, London is truly amazing! xoxo Savannah

  3. Emilie
    May 28, 2014 / 6:37 pm

    Enjoy your trip and good luck packing!Emilie

    • Savannah Giersthove
      May 30, 2014 / 9:45 am

      Thanks love! x Savannah

  4. Necklace Of Pearls
    May 29, 2014 / 11:45 am

    Las plataformas son geniales , besos

  5. Nico lowbudget-lowcost
    May 29, 2014 / 2:30 pm

    So great!Jumpsuit and Palm trees print on lowbudget-lowcost Fashion Blog

    • Savannah Giersthove
      May 30, 2014 / 9:45 am

      Thanks sweetie! xoxo Savannah

  6. Elle Charie
    May 30, 2014 / 1:48 am

    Um your closet is TO DIE FOR.Lets keep in touch and follow each other on bloglovin! I always follow back!Love from Canada,Marie from

    • Savannah Giersthove
      May 30, 2014 / 9:46 am

      Hahaha thanks Elle! Love your blog a lot, I'll definitely follow you xoxo Savannah

  7. Adrienne Barkar
    June 1, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    Enjoy your trip! I hope you gona have a great time in London. 🙂