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.



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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. 

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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. 

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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? 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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

Next up, 10 Winter Outfit Ideas We're So Excited to Wear This Season

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.