8 Items Every London Girl Has in Her Cold-Weather Wardrobe

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 may require a little more thought (owing 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 during the colder months. From the coats that will guarantee warmth to the knit 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 (not to mention toastiest) things you can wear thanks to the addition of nipped-in or belted waists. 

Style Notes: Thin cotton trousers just won’t do when you’re tackling cooler temperatures. Instead, invest in a leather pair (real or vegan—whichever you prefer) that’ll act as a sartorial windbreaker. 

Style Notes: Quilted, puffer, short or long—whatever style you choose, make sure it’s cosy and you’ve got the trend down. We’ve got to protect ourselves from the elements somehow, haven’t we? 

Style Notes: Any knits will do, but cable-knits are having a moment right now. Maybe it’s the cosy factor, or maybe it’s the expensive-looking woven pattern in that classic cream shade. Either way, London girls have one or want one. 

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

Style Notes: Beanie hats are a classic London-girl accessory that never goes out of fashion. They’ll keep your ears toasty and your outfit on point. 

Style Notes: Knitted vests have become a staple in every London girl’s wardrobe. It’s no surprise considering they’re such a good layering piece for winter. 

Style Notes: For days when you want to look a little smarter, you can’t beat a tailored wool coat. Even thrown over relaxed basics, it helps to make an outfit feel put-together. 

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

Next up, 10 Perfect Winter Outfit Ideas