Monday, 22 February 2016

London Fashion Week - Top Packing Tips

London Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week
Paris Fashion Week

London Fashion Week is once again in full swing, and the city's most fashion-savvy celebs, stylists, bloggers and dedicated followers of fashion are out in full force. I've been lucky enough to attend some amazing shows in recent years, highlights of which included Moschino and Topshop Unique. Sitting in the same room as the likes of Kate Moss, Anna Wintour and Philip Green and seeing Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn walk the runway sparked some serious style inspiration!

The lovely people at HomeAway, recently asked me to put together a little list of tips for packing for London Fashion Week, and as I'm a bit of a fan of the flat lay, I thought I'd show you what I'd take with me to London, New York and Paris fashion week. (A girl can dream right?) I actually enjoyed doing these so much that I nearly booked an impromptu trip!

LFW Packing Tips

1. Wear comfortable shoes! There's nothing worse than running around London all day in 6-inch heels, but if you just can't give them up, take a pair of flats with you for emergencies and wear your heels a couple of times to break them in. (Don't forget to pack the blister plasters!)

2. Travel light. You don't want to be carrying half your office around with you, but blogging can often mean lugging your heavy DSLR around with you, plus your laptop and phone - the list is endless. Try taking a smaller compact camera with you like the Canon G7X, you'd be surprised at the amazing quality photos it can produce. Or, if you just can't imagine not taking your big camera, swap your bulky lens for a pancake lens instead, it'll take up half the room in your bag and you won't need major back surgery afterwards!

3. Layer up! Fashion week in Feb is always temperamental weather wise. Be prepared for all eventualities with lighter layers that you can remove if we have a sudden sunny spell (wishful thinking?) I always bring a big scarf with me which instantly adds interest to an outfit, and a hat is a great alternative to carrying an umbrella around with you - and so much more stylish!

Even if you're not heading to Fashion Week, I think all of these tips would apply when packing for a city break. If you're off somewhere soon, why not create your own little packing flat lay? It's a great way to see if everything you're taking works well together, and you can see if you've left anything out. If you create your own, please share it with us using the hashtag #LFW and tag @homeawayUK.

Kate x

This blog post was kindly sponsored by HomeAway 


  1. These are great tips not just for fashion week but for any special event or day out!
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

  2. These tips are indeed great for any day trip, especially if going out for shopping with friends for example! Your Kate Spade bag is gorgeous, I so want one now :D Layering up is one of the best things to do at the moment, you never know how the weather will treat you!

    Julia xx
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    1. Ah thank you. I LOVE that bag too! Yes definitely lots of layers needed right now! x

  3. I would love to go to LFW. Im a disaster when it comes to wearing comfy shoes because it seems like every pair I own will give me blisters. Lol

    1. Oh No! I'm the same with heels but I just love wearing them so much! x

  4. These are such good tips - I definitely agree about layering up and a hat is always a good choice!

    Caz | This is Caz

  5. Love these tips. great post.


  6. oh i would love to go to some fashion week shows. that would be so amazing. i love your photos by the way.

  7. I would love to go to London Fashion Week! And you're right, these tips would definitely apply to any city break.

    Jemima x

  8. Great tips x

    Shanel aka babblingon

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