Escape To London With Our Jaw-Dropping Dream Vacation Giveaway!

Alright, it’s honesty hour. We’re not sure if it’s the wacky seasonal weather or just the post-March slump, but we’re in desperate need of getting out of town for a few days. Only problem is, with all that spare cash flow saved up for summertime road-trips and festival-ready rompers, there’s no wiggle room to hop across the pond — no matter how badly we crave it.
All hail the bearer of day-brightening news, then, because have we got a doozy of a surprise for you. We’ve teamed up with Travel + Leisure and Vente-Privee to give one massively lucky reader a coast-crossing trip of a lifetime to London. We’re talking round-trip airfare for you and a pal, a four-night stay at the luxe-beyond-belief Metropolitan Hotel just outside Kensington Gardens, and best of all: $500 of cold, hard cash. Spend it on a mani of artistic proportions at Wah! Nails, grab a black cab and take a tour of London’s best market stalls, or even treat the whole pub to late-night kebabs — it’s your choice!
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Don’t drag your feet on trekking overseas on our dime while planning your perfect suitcase, though. Enter straight away, and check out our problem-solving packing itinerary after the jump.
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A Burberry trench is the gold standard when it comes to these waist-cinching staples, but if you’re looking for something a bit more budget-friendly, try to find a classic silhouette that has enough notable details to still look special.

Madewell Harrison Trench Coat, $188, available at Shopbop.
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London’s street style is off the charts, but mostly because it’s just that — street influenced. Pop a baseball cap over your favorite hometown outfit and you’ll be ready to hit the pavement just like the locals.

ASOS Pieces Greta Floral Cap, $13.30, available at ASOS.
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From the plane to the tube, this ultra-thin luxe layer will keep you warm in case of a cold front. Best part? It goes perfectly with that trench!

Marc by Marc Jacobs Woven Isabella Dot Scarf, $138, available at Shopbop.
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You’ll be trekking from neighborhood to neighborhood checking, so why not give your feet a travel advantage by slipping on some killer sneaks?

Adidas x Opening Ceremony Rod Laver Hi Sneakers, $175, available at Shopbop.
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This portable umbrella with its handwritten “Rain, Rain, Go Away” design will send good vibes into the sky, regardless if its full of clouds.

Felix Rey Rain Rain Go Away Folding Umbrella, $75, available at Shopbop.
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The ultimate pick when it comes to weather-friendly footwear, these Loeffler Randall wonders resist rain as efficiently as wellies, but double as a cute, puddle-proof ankle boot on all other days.

Loeffler Randall Rain Slip-On, $150, available at Loeffler Randall.
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