Given the fact us Brits are well accustomed to cooler climes, we don't consider it bragging when we say we're experts at dressing for wintry weather. Chances are that you already own more jumpers and pairs of black tights than you can count, but even the most style-assured can find themselves lacking in inspiration when it comes to subzero-outfit planning for the 32nd day in a row. This is why we've decided to lend a helping hand before things get serious.
We consulted with our favourite influencers to bring you an edit of eight pieces every London girl really needs in her winter wardrobe. From the co-ord that's guaranteed to make getting ready in the morning significantly easier to the new It boots that can take you from walks on the common to weekend afternoons spent in the pub, keep scrolling to shop the ultimate capital-inspired capsule…
BLUE CHECKED COAT
Checked coats are still the must-have outerwear of the season, but now they've been given a fresh overhaul in blue tones. Make like Olivia and clash yours with hues of mustard, evergreen or dusky pink.
One of the easiest ways to look glossy is with a matching two-piece, and this winter there are so many impressive knitted iterations to be had. Snap up Monikh's aubergine set or invest in a standout print.
Right now, every It girl has a pair of chunky hiking boots on her feet. If your budget doesn't quite stretch to the Grenson originals, there are lots of other homages to be had on the high street.
Pink is undoubtedly the hero colour of 2018, and now, thanks to Jessie Bush, we've just uncovered a new way to wear it. Try pairing pink strides with camel knitwear and tan accessories for a playful take on tailoring.
Be it knitted or velvet, thanks to Jacquemus, roll-neck dresses are all the rage. Pair yours with patent boots and a beret just like Karina to strike the perfect balance between chic and cosy.
ELEGANT CLASP BAGS
As oversized coats and chunky knits have become part of our daily uniform. Street stylers are opting for elegant arm candy—specifically structured clasp bags—to give their wintry looks extra polish. Just make sure the strap is long enough to sit comfortably in the crook of your arm, allowing you to keep your hands toasty in your pockets.
LONG-SLEEVED SATIN TOP
For after dark outings, many London girls are forgoing frocks in favour of jeans and a nice top. Chances are you already have your jeans on standby. As for the top, a long-sleeved satin style is all you need to elevate your look.
BRIGHT LEATHER SKIRT
Leather is one of the toastiest fabrics out there, which is likely why we've seen so many stylish women in leather midi skirts of late. Choose a bright style just like Lisa Aiken to give your winter outfits a fresh spin.
Now that we've got your winter wares sussed, start planning your future outfits with our expert roundup of spring/summer 2019's top trends.