How to dress for a cloudy London day

How to dress for a cloudy day in Londo



I know we Brits spend a lot of time discussing the weather since it can be contrary to say the least. This year has been no exception. One minute sunshine the next rain. I am often asked by my American readers what to wear for a summer visit to London.

I have put together an outfit that I consider would be suitable for a wander round our lovely parks. Perhaps a visit to one of our many museums or art galleries plus a spot of lunch in a casual bistro.

As you can see I have included a sunhat and an umbrella! Best to be prepared.  I recently purchased the grey Whistles trousers, the cream Me&Em silk/cotton sweater and the Paul Green shoes in the summer sales. I have worn each piece frequently during the last couple of weeks. A post showing how I wear them will be published next week.


White fedora hat at Nordstrom.
Grey ombre scarf Jigsaw sale
Cream silk/cotton swing sweater Me&Em sale.
Black shopper at John Lewis.
Relaxed jacquard trousers Jigsaw sale.
Umbrella John Lewis.
Flat metallic shoes by Paul Green (mine are a pale grey) the seem to be sold out so I found similar at Bloomingdales.







I have also been perusing the Net-a-Porter sale. I have chosen classic items, mostly accessories, or simple pieces that are will give good value for many years.









  1. Sue
    7th July 2016 / 1:44 am

    great outfit. Any suggestions for a 104 degree outing? We are sweltering in Texas!

    • 7th July 2016 / 12:37 pm

      Hi Sue

      Finally the sun is shining in London. I photographed a linen outfit this morning which I will be posting soon. Wide trousers and loose sleeveless top. Ideal for really hot weather.

  2. Elizabeth Tierney
    11th April 2017 / 2:53 am

    I visited London three summers ago and the weather was brilliant!! I love your city and wish I could go back.

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