8 Items Every London Girl Has in Her Winter Wardrobe

Maxine Eggenberger
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Getting dressed during winter might seem difficult when you compare it to the easy cotton-dress–and-sandal styling of summer, but there's no need to be daunted by it. While your ensembles will require a little more thought (owning to the fact you need to make being warm a priority), it's incredibly easy to look chic and remain cosy when you have a well-curated capsule to fall back on. That's where we come in.

We looked to London, the British fashion epicentre, to see exactly what the capital's best-dressed residents are sporting this winter. From the coat that's usually found in the countryside to the boot trend that makes every outfit look instantly more expensive, keep scrolling to shop the winter fashion trends that have taken London by storm.


Style Notes: Once considered unflattering, jumper dresses are now one of the chicest (to to mention toastiest) things you can wear, thanks to the addition of a nipped-in or belted waists.

Arket Knot-Detail Knitted Wool Dress (£99)

Mango Polin Jumper Dress (£50)

Zara Rib Knit Dress (£30)

AllSaints Roza Cashmere Blend Jumper Dress (£168)

Nanushka Canaan Belted Ribbed-Knit Midi Dress (£305)


Style Notes: Wafty skirts just won't do when you're tackling cooler temperatures. Instead, invest in a leather skirt (real or vegan—whichever you prefer) that'll act as a sartorial windbreaker.

Topshop Boutique Black Leather Skirt (£165)

French Connection Arlan Leather Skirt (£225)

Karen Millen Snaffle Trim Leather Skirt (£229)

Iris & Ink Emelia Brown Leather Skirt (£275)

Jospeh Salic Leather Wrap Midi Skirt (£925)


Style Notes: Commonly associated with countryside apparel, quilted jackets are officially having a moment. That said, we recommend forgoing the wellies in favour of a pair of chunky biker boots for a fresh take.

Monki Long Puffer Coat (£95)

COS Long Hooded Puffer Coat (£180)

Jil Sander Padded Belted Technical Coat (£1720)

& Other Stories Belted Quilted Coat (£135)

ASOS Longline Square Quilt Coat (£75)


Style Notes: Although hiking boots are still proving to be all the rage in London, many also have a penchant for mock-croc boots—a suitably polished alternative.

& Other Stories Croc Leather Heeled Ankle Boots (£135)

Iris & Ink Genevieve Croc-Effect Boots (£145)

AllSaints Miriam Leather Croc Print Ankle Boots (£228)

Dear Frances Spirit Boots in Brown Croc (£540)

Reiss Vogue Plum Leather Boots (£250)


Style Notes: Preppy they may be, but the polo shirt has been given the fashionable seal of approval in knitted finishes, offset in bright hues or decorated with super-pointy collars.

& Other Stories Sheer Fitted Polo Top (£55)

The Row Abanu Cashmere Polo Neck Sweater (£1180)

Theroy Ribbed Cashmere Polo Sweater (£440)

Zara Wool-Blend Knitted Polo (£30)

Nanushka Cade Wool-Blend Polo-Neck Cardigan (£250)


Style Notes: Checks are a winter style mainstay, and right now, everyone is channelling them in trouser form. Keep your knitwear and boot selections on the minimal side to allow your statement strides to take centre stage.

Monki Mid-Waist Kick Flare Trousers (£30)

Gap High Rise Wide-Leg Plaid Pants (£60)

Maje Prince of Wales Checked Trousers (£114)

Victoria, Victoria Beckham Checked Trousers (£335)

Vivienne Westwood Tartan-Check Suit Trousers (£395)


Style Notes: While they won't keep you warm, slouchy leather bags (particularly those of the shoulder variety) are guaranteed to give your outfits a cool 2020 spin.

& Other Stories Slouchy Leather Tote Bag (£135)

Bottega Veneta The Shoulder Pouch Leather Bag (£2100)

Joseph Slouch XL Grain Leather Bag (£595)

Monki Ruched Faux Leather Bag (£30)

COS Gathered Leather Shopper Bag (£180)


Style Notes: London girls are nothing if not versatile, which is why they're buying into the boilersuit trend. When temperatures truly drop, layer yours over a thin-knit roll-neck and under a coat.

Kitri Jule Grey Flannel Boilersuit (£165)

Alex Mill Stretch Tencel Boilersuit (£200)

Zara Denim Jumpsuit (£50)

Ulla Johnson Orange Shearling Cotton-Twill Belted Boilersuit (£540)

Hush Corduroy Boilersuit (£110)

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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