When this Texas girl first moved to England,

I had to get a crash course in the art of dressing

to survive the long days of walking everywhere

in weather that's always changing.


I soon learned the merits of a wardrobe of

light layers, tights, ballet flats

and a great bag that can hold

everything needed for a full day out.


(This also was about the same time I stopped fixing my hair everyday.)


Whether you are planning for a trip to London

or looking channel that British flair,

here are some pieces that totally work

for the style + functionality of the city life.