8 Items Every London Girl Has in Her Winter Wardrobe

Maxine Eggenberger

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, due 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.

JUMPER DRESS

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 waists. 

Marks and Spencer Ribbed Fit Knitted Dress (£30)

Zara A-Line Jumper Dress (£50)

& Other Stories Side Slit Knitted Midi Dress (£85)

Reiss Leo Turtleneck Knitted Dress Stone (£225)

Mango Knit long dress (£36)

FAUX-LEATHER MIDI SKIRT

Style Notes: Wafty skirts just won't do when you're tackling cooler temperatures on your commute. Instead, invest in a vegan leather skirt that'll act as a sartorial windbreaker. 

Kitri Carine Cream Faux Leather Skirt (£95)

Monsoon Carly Faux Leather Skirt (£60)

River Island Black Faux Leather Button-Down Skirt (£45)

KLEY at Debenhams Dark Tan Faux Leather Knee Length Skirt (£55)

Nanushka Aarohi Belted Snake-Effect Vegan Leather Midi Skirt (£385)

QUILTED OUTERWEAR

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

House of Sunny Quilted Jacket (£96)

Dries Van Noten Renata Belted Quilted Coat (£1440)

Madewell Reversible Quilted Ripstop And Shell Jacket (£210)

Arket Quilted Long Jacket (£99)

MOCK-CROC BOOTS

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. 

Mango Miami Croc-Effect Boots (£60)

Dear Frances Spirit Boots (£520)

Topshop Vienna Vegan Leather Boots (£79)

Aeyde Lidia Glossed Croc-Effect Leather Ankle Boots (£365)

ASOS Design Elliot Western Ankle Boots in Brown Croc (£35)

KNITTED POLO

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. 

Missoni Ribbed Wool Polo Shirt (£730)

Alaïa Wool-Blend Sweater (£1190)

YAS Polo Knit T-Shirt (£38)

Mango Textured Piqué Polo (£20)

H&M Fine-Knit Short-Sleeved Jumper (£18)

CHECKED TROUSERS

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. 

Kitri Geiden Check Cropped Flare Trousers (£125)

Whistles Whistles Check Button Front Trousers (£129)

Mango Straight Checkered Trousers (£36)

Topshop Casual Check Tapered Trousers (£39)

Topshop Check O-Ring Peg Trousers (£42)

ANIMAL-PRINT BAG

Style Notes: While they won't keep you warm, animal-print bags (particularly those of the shoulder variety) are guaranteed to give your outfits a cool 2019 spin. 

By Far Rachel Leopard Bag (£350)

Rixo Dora Zebra-Print Bag (£320)

L.K.Bennett Taylor Knot Calf Hair Clutch (£113)

Rejina Pyo Nane Tiger-Print Satin-Twill Tote (£300)

BOILERSUIT

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. 

Marks and Spencer Cotton Boilersuit (£55)

Remain Birger Christensen Fire Denim Jumpsuit (£230)

Warehouse Cord Belted Boilersuit (£69)

Arket Soft Twill Boiler Suit (£135)

Reformation Kendall Boiler Suit (£180)

Next: These five colours make for an expensive-looking winter wardrobe.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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