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 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 during the colder months. 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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


London Winter Fashion Trends: @nicoleocran wears a pair of checked wool 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. 


London Winter Fashion Trends: @monikh carries a slouchy bag



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 2021 spin. 


London Winter Fashion Trends: @_jessicaskye wears a boilersuit



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. 

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

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