8 Items Every London Fashion Girl Has in Her Winter Wardrobe

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 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…



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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.